The polar vortex engulfing the US has left 21 people dead. Here’s why events like this might be getting more common.

AP The polar vortex swept parts of the US Midwest and East Coast this week, forcing millions of Americans to contend with subzero temperatures.  The polar vortex is an area of circulating cold air that rings the planet’s North and South poles. Sometimes that vortex destabilizes, sending surges of Arctic air south. Windchill temperatures were as […]

February events: The best things to do across the UK this month revealed

What’s on in the UK this February? James McLachlan, UK Editor for Culture Trip, recommends festivals and events in York, Manchester, London and more. JORVIK Viking Festival, York, North Yorkshire, 20-27 February Over 40,000 Norse enthusiasts flock to this eight-day festival for live competitions, performances and ferocious battle re-enactments. This annual event is the biggest […]

A Series of Unfortunate Events season 3 cast: Who is in the cast of the final series?

Season three of A Series of Unfortunate Events will be released on Netflix on Tuesday, January 1 and marks the final instalment of the show. Netflix will be making all seven episodes available in one go for fans to binge watch. A Series of Unfortunate Events is comprised of an ensemble cast, who will be […]

A Series of Unfortunate Events season 3 location: Where is it filmed?

Netflix will be releasing season three of A Series of Unfortunate Events on Tuesday, January 1 with all seven episodes from the final instalment available all at once. A Series of Unfortunate Events is based on the Lemony Snicket children’s novels of the same name written by American author Daniel Handler. Each season of the […]

January events: What are the best things to do this month across the UK?

What’s on in the UK this December? James McLachlan, UK Editor for Culture Trip, recommends a bracing winter swim, a light installation and more. Shaping the Body Exhibition at the York Castle Museum (1-31 January) From structured corsetry to towering heels, York Castle Museum will be arranging its archive of costume and art to depict […]

Fortnite Halloween costumes and more events teased by Epic Games

Epic Games has announced the return of the big Fortnite Halloween event, Fortnitemares. The celebrations have been traditionally part of the Save the World mode but looks set to be expanded into Battle Royale. And from what has been teased so far, a new event will arrive before Halloween 2018. This is based on Epic […]

Fortnite Alpha Tournament start times, events tab, Shiny Pin reward status

UPDATE ONE: The Fortnite Alpha Tournament kicked off last night but it wasn’t all smooth sailing for those who took part. Problems with matchmaking and scores made it a pretty rough release for some, with Epic Games confirming changes are on the way. One of the major issues that have been affecting Fortnite players so […]

EA cancels Madden Classic qualifier events after Jacksonville shooting

At a Madden Classic qualifying event Sunday in Jacksonville, FL, professional players Taylor “SpotMePlzzz” Robertson and Elijah “TrueBoy” Clayton were killed in a shooting after another participant opened fire with a handgun. Ten other people were injured by bullets and the shooter, identified as David Katz, shot and killed himself. Tonight Electronic Arts CEO Andrew […]

The Michael Cohen controversy reached a climax this week as he pleaded guilty to federal crimes and implicated Trump — here’s a full timeline of events

Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Business Insider President Donald Trump’s former longtime lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty this week. It marked the climax of the Cohen controversy. Here’s the full timeline of events from it. President Donald Trump’s former longtime lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty this week to a list of federal crimes as the controversy surrounding […]