Lockdown and loaded: virus triggers video game boost

Image copyright Activision Blizzard Two of the biggest names in video gaming have seen demand jump as virus lockdowns force people to stay at home.The makers of popular games Call of Duty (CoD) and Fifa say player numbers have soared during the pandemic.That’s boosted the financial performance at Activision Blizzard and Electronic Arts for the…

US Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg back in hospital

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Justice Ginsburg is the most senior liberal judge on the US Supreme Court US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has had non-surgical treatment for a gallbladder condition, and is now “resting comfortably”, the court says.Ms Ginsburg, 87, was treated in Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins Hospital on Tuesday, court spokeswoman Kathy…

Air fares face turbulence as flights slowly restart

Image copyright Getty Images Air fares should fall when flights restart but then rise by at least 50%, warns a global airline industry body.Airlines are keen to get planes back in the skies quickly which could lead to over-capacity, says the International Air Transport Association (Iata).With passenger demand likely to remain low this should put…

Ryan Murphy’s ‘Hollywood’ Is a Better Version of the Hollywood Fairy Tale Than ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

In Ryan Murphy’s new Netflix series, characters understand the responsibility film has to change hearts and minds — and they act on it. [Editor’s note: Spoilers below for both “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and Netflix’s new series, “Hollywood.”] The Hollywood fairy tale has changed over the decades. Long the story of a small-town…