Stories about space travel, more repercussions from the Black Lives Matter protests, and a WNBA legend's transformation into an activist provided words for this week's list of vocabulary from the tech, culture, and sports beats.
Stories about reactions — to the killing of George Floyd, the ensuing demonstrations and police crackdown, and the President's words and actions — all furnished words for this list of timely vocabulary from the week's top news stories.
Stories about real and fictional space travel, real and virtual protests, and the future of the Olympics all contributed words to this week's list of vocabulary from the tech, entertainment, and sports worlds.
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.