What Is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment, derived from the Latin intertenere (“to hold inside”), is about more than just entertainment. It’s about a way of life, an ideal that can be embraced by many. It can be a private experience, like the enjoyment of a good book or the solution to a crossword puzzle; it can be shared at a dinner for two or a banquet for a large number; or it can be on a much grander scale, such as an opera or a sporting event. It can even be a serious undertaking such as a scientific experiment or a charitable effort such as SU2C, whose mission is to accelerate the pace of breakthroughs in cancer research.

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