Entertaiment is a multifaceted universe that serves up everything from escapism to education, catharsis to cerebral engagement. The most familiar forms of entertainment—music, film, literature, and art—reveal the complexities of human emotion and intellect in ways that are simultaneously timeless and ever-changing. In the age of streaming, ephemerality, and creative remix, these works are as accessible as they are timeless. Click the buttons to find related words and collocations.

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