The Entertaiment Issue of T E News


The fall 2011 issue of T E News explored the idea of entertainment—a complex, multi-dimensional topic. Entertainment is an amorphous concept that has the potential to transform across different forms, media, and time. It is a cultural force that can bring joy, stimulate learning, and even have negative impacts if not properly regulated. The word entertain comes from the Latin intertenere, derived from the Indo-European root ten, meaning to stretch or hold inside.

In the context of this issue, we took a look at how the concept of Entertaiment has evolved and grown to become an audience-centered commercial culture that keeps us amused, engaged, and diverted from real life.