Entertaiment, whose TEN represents transformational entertainment news, has become one of the most complex and challenging subjects in our ever-expanding lexicon. It can mean anything from an individual’s choice of pre-recorded, portable entertainment; to a banquet adapted for two; to performances intended for thousands; and even a global audience. Often entertainment is a form of escapism, and it may have a serious purpose as in ceremonial occasions, religious festivals, or satire. But it can also hit on the very points that our minds were evolved to react deeply to, such as social backstabbing and murders.

The word entertainment is derived from the Medieval Latin intertenere, meaning “to hold inside.”

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