Quarantine is pushing more and more culture online. Stories about music, theater, and even art classes adapting to the new normal contributed timely words to our list of vocabulary from the arts, sports, and tech worlds.
It's impossible to overstate the importance of Little Richard, born Richard Penniman, in the history of popular music. Known as "The Architect of Rock 'n' Roll," he was really the founding father. He fused R&B, gospel, and boogie-woogie into a new genre that that changed the culture forever. From the Beatles to Jimi Hendrix, from Michael Jackson to Prince, his combination of virtuosity, enthusiasm, and showmanship inspired generations of imitators. He died on May 9, 2020.
Stories about dancers flocking to TikTok, dogs sniffing out sick people, and the NCAA on the verge of a major change all contributed timely words to this list of vocabulary from the week's entertainment, tech, and sports news.
Tom Brady busts into some guy's house, lots of music is still being released, and Zoom calls are making us crazy — these stories and more contributed words to this week's list of vocabulary from the entertainment, sports, and tech worlds.
Who will Joe Biden's running mate be? Why are seeds so hard to get? What's going on with the Post Office? Stories that answer these questions and more contributed timely vocabulary to this list of words from the week's news.
Bill Withers, one of the most popular and influential songwriters of the 1970s, died on April 2. His importance is especially remarkable given how late he started — well into his 30s — and how short his music career was. He made eight records between 1971-78, and then one more in 1985 before walking away from the music business forever. While his songs were heartfelt and sincere, his speeches were hilarious and sarcastic, particularly the one he gave when he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2018.
Some suggestions for activities to enjoy at home, some posts by celebrities to entertain you, and some news about Royals and Olympics all contributed words to this week's list of vocabulary from the culture and sports beats.
Are you up to speed on the Democratic primaries, the COVID-19 epidemic, and the so-called "coup of the century?" If not, we've got you covered with this list of vocabulary from these and other stories in the week's news.
Are you hungry for more Hunger Games? Do you love loud restaurants? What if we told you that fruit fly brains are really interesting? Stories that address these questions and more served up some choice vocabulary for this week's list from the culture, tech, and sports worlds.
Which are the 30 most evil tech companies? What's the oldest tree in the world? What's the longest winning streak in chess? These intriguing questions are all answered below, where you'll also find choice vocabulary from this week's tech, sports, and entertainment news.