Photo Chadwick Boseman stars as the superheroic T’Challa in “Black Panther,” which arrived to scorching ticket sales. Credit Matt Kennedy/Marvel Studios/Disney, via Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Hail, King T’Challa.The Disney-Marvel movie “Black Panther,” which finds the superheroic T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) returning to his remote African kingdom to assume the throne, roared into theaters over…
Photo Man-Tzu Tuan, 19, was fired from her job at a restaurant in Sydney after her boss asked her whether Taiwan was part of China. Credit David Maurice Smith for The New York Times SYDNEY, Australia — During her second week waitressing at a barbecue restaurant in Sydney, a customer asked Yating Yang if she…
Photo Garrison Keillor in 2014 at Minnesota Public Radio, which cut its ties with him in November. Because public radio creates “what feels like an intimate, one-on-one relationship” between its hosts and listeners, said Vivian Schiller, a former chief executive of NPR, “the potential for backlash is that much greater.” Credit Ann Heisenfelt/Associated Press Of…
GURGAON, India — When the Trump family jet lands in India this week, the family member taking a tour of the world’s largest democracy — with a Secret Service detail in tow — won’t be the president on a diplomatic mission. It will be his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., on a sales trip.But Indians…
Photo Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, faces renewed questions about why the social network didn’t catch the Russian activity earlier or do more to stop it. Credit Eric Risberg/Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — In 2014, Russians working for a shadowy firm called the Internet Research Agency started gathering American followers in online groups focused on…
Photo Dwyane Wade, right, defended his former teammate LeBron James after the Fox News host Laura Ingraham questioned Mr. James’s intelligence. Credit Left: Michael Dwyer/Associated Press; Rob Foldy/Getty Images The Fox News host Laura Ingraham on Thursday insulted LeBron James’s intelligence and said he and his fellow basketball star Kevin Durant should not express their…
Photo A Connecticut State Police detective holding a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, the same make and model of gun that Adam Lanza used to kill 20 students and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012. Credit Jessica Hill/Associated Press In the aftermath of the rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, where 20…
LOS ANGELES — Ticket buyers around the world are poised to smash another one of Hollywood’s most entrenched beliefs.Movies rooted in black culture cannot become global blockbusters? Guess again. The euphorically reviewed Disney-Marvel superhero movie “Black Panther,” with an almost entirely black cast and a powerful Afrocentric story line, is expected to take in at…
Photo David Gelles in his room at the WeLive apartment building at 110 Wall Street in downtown Manhattan. The amenities were great. The bed, not so much. Credit Cole Wilson for The New York Times WeWork may be best known for its co-working spaces, but the company has grand ambitions and is expanding into the…
On a cold February morning at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the skeleton of a modern 15-story building was rising from a muddy construction site along the East River. As long and as tall as a cruise ship, the sleek glass structure loomed above rusty, century-old dry docks, serving notice to the industrial neighborhood that the…