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Joaquin Phoenix discusses preparing for role in ‘Joker’

Joaquin Phoenix is having a hard time defining the Joker, but then again, he doesn’t really want to. The actor spent eight months exploring how a struggling stand-up comedian named Arthur Fleck becomes Batman’s antagonist, the villain with a chilling laugh and a love of chaos. Preparing for the role involved losing quite a bit of weight, studying personality disorders ... Read More »

Preparing the foundations for climate-resilient cities

By Emmanuel Hitimana Kigali, Jul 15 2019 (IPS) – How do you plan a resilient city? A city that can withstand climate change impacts, and the natural disasters that it produces at increased frequencies. And how do you protect the city, its individuals and communities, its business and institutions from either the increased flooding or prolonged droughts that result? It’s ... Read More »

US preparing antitrust probe of Google

The US Department of Justice is preparing an antitrust investigation of Internet titan Google, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The Journal cited unnamed sources close to the matter as saying the department would look into Google practices related to web search and other businesses. Justice department officials share antitrust oversight with the Federal Trade Commission, which conducted a ... Read More »