Entertaiment — whether it’s a clown at a birthday party, a Broadway show, a stadium rock concert, or friends fighting over the last potato chip — gives us something to do with our time. It also provides distraction, amusement, and sometimes even a way to escape the mundane. It’s no wonder that entertainment has become an industry. This article, originally published in the Fall 2011 issue of T E News, explores some of the enduring themes and familiar forms that define our entertainment landscape.
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