Entertaiment is a broad term that encompasses a variety of forms of amusement. It can be as simple as a good laugh or as elaborate as an art exhibition, a jazz concert, or a sophisticated drama. For some, entertainment might evoke deeper emotions like sadness or suspense; for others it might challenge the intellect by posing questions, offering alternative viewpoints, or requiring problem-solving skills and strategic thinking. In addition, it can be social, as in team sports or multiplayer video games, or personal, as in an individual choosing a favorite TV show or album.

Article by Laura S. Wilson, a freelance writer for the Chicago Tribune.