All Things Considered en Lessons In Manhood: A Boys' School Turns Work Into Wonders This summer, <em>All Things Considered </em>has been taking a look at the changing lives of <a href="">men in America</a>. And that means talking about how the country educates boys.<p>In Berkeley, Calif., a private, non-profit middle school called the East Bay School for Boys is trying to reimagine what it means to build confident young men. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:17:00 +0000 Eric Westervelt 65373 at Handmade Signs From Homeless People Lead To Art, Understanding Artist Willie Baronet is on a 24-city, 31-day trek from Seattle, Wash. to New York City looking for supplies.<p>He's been buying handmade signs from homeless people for an art project called <a href="">We Are All Homeless</a>. Those signs are little more than a peripheral blur for many people. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:14:00 +0000 editor 65371 at 'Love And Drowning' In The U.S. Virgin Islands In the new novel <em>Land of Love and Drowning</em>, the Virgin Islands and the ocean around them make for a magical setting.<p>The book follows three generations of one family living through the modern history of the territory as it passes from Danish to American hands.<p>It's also laced with magical realism: One main character can sense people's arrival; another family only gives birth to men, generation after generation; and one woman has a hoofed leg instead of one of her feet.<p>Author Tiphanie Yanique grew up on the island of St. Thomas, she tells NPR's Eric Westervelt. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:14:00 +0000 editor 65372 at Hoping To Reach A Wider Audience, Lifetime Breaks Out Of Familiar Formula TV viewers have come to expect a certain formula from Lifetime shows — stories of desperate women, sudden teen pregnancy, or sentimental romance — starring women who are, for the most part, white. But on Wednesday, Lifetime added something different to their lineup with the premiere of a new "docu-series" called <em>BAPs. </em>BAPs stands for Black American Prince or Princess. The reality show follows a group of young, wealthy African Americans in St. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 22:19:00 +0000 editor 65349 at Exploring The Economics Of Paying What You Want <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit<img src=""/></div><p>Transcript <p>ERIC WESTERVELT, HOST: <p>From the studios of NPR West in Culver City, California, it's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Eric Westervelt. The ability to name your price is tempting for most consumers and often translates into the option to not pay at all. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 21:11:00 +0000 editor 65346 at War In Syria Continues Among Other Regional Conflicts <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit<img src=""/></div><p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 21:11:00 +0000 editor 65347 at Fighting Quickly Resumes As Cease-Fire Ends In Gaza <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit<img src=""/></div><p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 21:11:00 +0000 editor 65348 at In Which Colin Firth Debunks Some Myths About Working With Woody Allen In<em> Magic in the Moonlight</em>, a new film from Woody Allen, Colin Firth plays a 1920s stage magician who is also an expert at debunking spiritualists. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:11:00 +0000 editor 65315 at Fiction Explores The Push And Pull Of Arab-Israeli Identity To be an Arab living in Israel proper has long been a challenging proposition. Even sussing out what to call them has political implications: Arab Israelis? Israeli Arabs? Palestinian Israelis? Or maybe just Palestinians? Arabs in Israel live lives that constantly — often stressfully — straddle two cultures: They are all at once ethnically Arab and citizens of the Jewish state.<p>I'm not talking here about Palestinians who live in Gaza and the West Bank. I'm talking about Arabs who live inside the Green Line and vote in Israeli elections. Some even serve in Israel's military. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:17:00 +0000 editor 65314 at How Well Does A Drug Work? Look Beyond The Fine Print Anybody who has ever seen a drug advertisement or talked over the pros and cons of a medicine with a doctor can be forgiven for being confused.<p>Sorting out the risks and benefits of taking a medicine can be complicated even for professionals.<p>This spring, the Institute of Medicine <a href="">convened a workshop</a> with the Food and Drug Administration. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:05:00 +0000 editor 65312 at