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Friday, November 27, 2020 9:15 AM ET

Christian Science Monitor - Entertainment

In a Word -- As language evolves, names change -- The football team in the U.S. capital recently gained a very literal name: Washington Football Team. It's a placeholder for a more offensive moniker.

1 day ago

First Look -- 2021 Grammy nominations: Black experience takes center stage -- The nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards feature songs that focus on protest, police brutality, and the Black experience. Beyoncé, with nine nominations, is the leading contender.

1 day ago

I learned to lean into the hills -- Coach taught us we could always dig deeper. It wasn't until much later that I grasped all that he'd meant.

2 days ago

Your move: 'Queen's Gambit' offers viewers more than good chess -- Beyond its exhilarating chess scenes, popular drama "The Queen's Gambit" asks an important question: How much sacrifice is success worth?

2 days ago

Mini pumpkin pies can help Thanksgiving 2020 feel right -- How to make the most of a more modest Thanksgiving: from a scaled-down, main-dish centerpiece, to a lasting pen-and-paper approach for giving thanks.

3 days ago

Dance explodes onto the virtual stage -- While our physical spaces may have become smaller, our virtual world has exploded – and dance companies everywhere are taking advantage of that fact.

3 days ago

In a Word -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe reclaims its language

2 days ago

Angel practice -- "You don't get good at blessing overnight," our rabbi tells the congregation. So that was our homework.

9 days ago

Why Hollywood turns a blind eye to China's human rights abuses -- U.S. entertainment companies want access to China's vast market. But critics say Hollywood bends too far to accommodate Beijing.

9 days ago

In a Word -- Go ... Nimrods? The odd origins of team names. -- Many people identify strongly with sports teams. What do the names of their favorites suggest about the teams, the games, and the faithful fans?

6 days ago

Goodness gracious: 'Fireball' captures how meteors shape our planet -- In "Fireball," people across the globe express a "positively exhilarating" passion for what has dropped from the sky, writes film critic Peter Rainer.

15 days ago

Love plus comfort, with batting in between -- How better to celebrate a baby than with a quilt? Especially when it's a quilt with a themed pattern.

15 days ago

First Look -- The beloved host of 'Jeopardy!'? Who is Alex Trebek. -- Alex Trebek presided over the television trivia quiz show "Jeopardy!" for more than 35 years, and won five Emmy Awards with his dapper charm.

18 days ago

In a Word -- Almost everyone feels like an 'impostor' at times -- If a majority of us feel like frauds at least some of the time, is it really a "syndrome"? Or is it a normal, if uncomfortable, part of being human?

22 days ago