Happy now? Everyone is talking about ‘Joker’

There may be no such thing as bad publicity, but the spotlight on “Joker” is testing the limits of that old cliche. The origin story about the classic Batman villain has inspired pieces both in defense of and against the movie. It’s been hailed as the thing that’s going to finally get Joaquin Phoenix an Oscar and also decried for …

Peru lurches into uncertainty after president shuts congress

Peru is lurching into a new period of political uncertainty Tuesday after President Martín Vizcarra dissolved the opposition-controlled congress and called new elections that he contends are needed to uproot the nation’s endemic corruption. Renegade lawmakers defied the chief of state, staying in their seats late into the night and even voting to suspend him from office and appoint a …

Jessye Norman, international opera star, dead at 74

Jessye Norman, the renowned international opera star whose passionate soprano voice won her four Grammy Awards, the National Medal of Arts and the Kennedy Center Honor, has died, according to family spokesperson Gwendolyn Quinn. She was 74. A statement released to The Associated Press on Monday said Norman died at 7:54 a.m. EDT from septic shock and multi-organ failure secondary …

Jessye Norman, Grammy-winning opera star, dies aged 74 | Music

Jessye Norman, the renowned international opera star whose passionate soprano voice won her four Grammy awards and the national medal of arts, has died, according to a family spokesperson, Gwendolyn Quinn. She was 74. A statement released to the Associated Press on Monday said Norman died at 7.54am EDT from septic shock and multi-organ failure secondary to complications of a …

WeWork I.P.O. Is Withdrawn as Investors Grow Wary

WeWork shelved its plans for an initial public offering on Monday, a startling retreat for a company that expanded rapidly in recent years as it sought to transform commercial real estate in the world’s biggest cities. The move is the clearest sign yet that investors are increasingly wary of ambitious young companies that have run up huge losses and might …

WeWork shelves plan for IPO, tries to rebuild battered image

WeWork’s new leaders shelved plans to enter the stock market Monday as they sought to repair the battered image of a company that appeared to revolutionize the office-rental industry and was poised just weeks ago to go public with a valuation of nearly $50 billion. The decision came less than a week after co-founder Adam Neumman stepped aside as chief …

The N.F.L.’s Quarterback Youth Movement Has Its Growing Pains

The start of the N.F.L. season was a rough one for some of the league’s most bankable quarterbacks. Andrew Luck retired before the start of the season. Drew Brees hurt his thumb and will be out another month or so. Ben Roethlisberger is done for the season because of an elbow injury. Eli Manning, the cornerstone of the Giants since …

Zantac Pulled From Shelves by Walgreens, Rite Aid and CVS Over Carcinogen Fears

The pharmacy chains Walgreens, Rite Aid and CVS have moved to stop selling the heartburn medicine Zantac and its generic versions after the Food and Drug Administration warned this month that it had detected low levels of a cancer-causing chemical in samples of the drug. A Walgreens spokesman said in a statement on Monday that the company had pulled the …