Competitors prepare to play Mario Kart during a Saturday Night Speedway tournament at the HyperX Esports Arena at the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Photograph: Joe Buglewicz/New York Times

The rise of esports – electronic sports – is no surprise to anyone who has followed the video game industry. They are expected to bring in more than €(...)

A house is consumed by wildfire, as seen   from a helicopter, in the Calabasas section of Los Angeles. Photograph: Mark J Terrill/AP Photo

A wildfire that tore through Malibu mansions and working-class suburban homes in southern California has killed two people and more than doubled in si(...)

 Actress Debbie Reynolds poses backstage with her Lifetime Achievement award with her granddaughter Billie Catherine (R) and daughter actress Carrie Fisher (L) at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, California January 25, 2015. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

When Debbie Reynolds, wearing a skimpy pink flapper’s dress, burst out of an enormous cake at a Hollywood party in Singin’ in the Rain (1952), she si(...)