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.
Andrew Clements wrote many children's stories and books — by his own count, over 90 — and won dozens of awards for them. This list of vocabulary words comes from several of his most popular titles, including his debut novel Frindle.
A Thanksgiving mega-storm, more impeachment developments, and a proposal for longer school days round out our list of vocabulary from the week's top news stories. Bundle up and tuck in for a lexical feast!
From bans on fracking and vaping, to exciting green tech breakthroughs, to impeachment bombshells — we've followed the twists and turns of the week's news and collected words to satisfy the most voracious vocabularian.
Secret groups, "hedgehog hair", a record cold snap, and floods battering Venice: exciting times call for exciting words. We've gathered the choicest vocabulary from this week's news, which, let's face it, was mostly about politics and weather.