One of the eight forms of India's classical dances, Kathak, meaning “story teller,” originated in Uttar Pradesh, a state in northern India, and there are references to this dance form in sources dating from the third and fourth centuries B.C. Kathak dance, today characterized by fast, rhythmic footwork, became sophisticated court entertainment with the advent of Mogul culture in northern India.
We cannot keep thieves from looking in at our windows, but we need not give them Entertainment with open doors.thomas adam
We like to have a point of view in our stories, not an obvious moral, but a worthwhile theme. ...All we are trying to do is give the public good Entertainment. That is all they want.walt disney
For the mere purpose of Entertainment and the excitement of wonder, a display of brilliant electric experiments, even when performed in the most promiscuous and confused order, never fail to afford ample gratification to the curiosity. The studious observer, however, whose business is to inquire into the true beauties of the science, requires the most judicious arrangement of the phenomena that can possibly be devised, in order to facilitate his acquaintance with them, and with the laws by which they are displayed and associated with each other.william sturgeon
It's not often that I would recommend reading a World Intellectual Property Organization legal brief for its Entertainment value, but today is going to be an exception.
We've dominated sports and we've dominated Entertainment, but our problem has been we've never been able to dominate money.We still don't own our share of business, and it's killing us. It's killing our communities.
An exotic and irrational Entertainment.
To talk of diseases is a sort of Arabian Nights Entertainment.
The hired journalist, I thought, ought to realize that he is partly in the Entertainment business and partly in the advertising business – advertising either goods, or a cause, or a government. He just has to make up his mind whom he wants to entertain, and what he wants to advertise.claud cockburn
When Steve McClaren said that he wasn't in the Entertainment business, I asked him what he was doing in football, because the game is all about Entertainment. Fans go to watch their team win, sure, but they also want to enjoy the game while they're about itstuart hall
It's not that everything needs to have substance, but when nothing does then you know we’re living in a bankrupt society, an artistically bankrupt society, and that’s not okay. I think there’s room for forms of Entertainment that are very light and frivolous and fun, but when those forms of Entertainment, forms of "art" if you will, become presented as something more than that, and are believed to be something more than that, then we’ve got a lot of problems.davey havok
Over the last few decades these radical religious broadcasters, who have essentially taken control of the airwaves, have built a parallel information and Entertainment service that is piped into tens of millions of American homes as a way of essentially indoctrinating listeners and viewers with this very frightening ideology.chris hedges
[T]he job of mass Entertainment is to cajole, seduce and flatter consumers to let them know that what they thought was right is right, and that their tastes and their immediate gratification are of the utmost concern of the purveyor. The job of the artist, on the other hand, is to say, wait a second, to the contrary, everything that we have thought is wrong. Let's reexamine it.
The work deserved its success for its own merits, for despite the narration of many marvellous sights, the author remained urbane and tolerant. He was a superb storyteller with a vivid imagination, who was able to combine the novel with the familiar, and moral exhortation with Entertainment.john mandeville
Looking back at Batman from a distance after all the hype has dried up and the franchise has at least temporarily been abandoned it's easy to see the movie for what it is: a moderately diverting motion picture that should have been shorter and better paced. There are a lot of things wrong with Batman , but it still makes for decent Entertainment in the fine tradition of the typical low-intelligence summer movie. The best thing that can be said about Batman is that it led to Batman Returns , which was a far superior effort.james berardinelli
Die Hard represents the class of modern action pictures and the standard by which they must be judged. Few films falling into the "mindless Entertainment" genre have as much going for them as this movie. Not only is it a thrill-a-minute ride, but it has one of the best film villains in recent memory, a hero everyone can relate to, dialogue that crackles with wit, and a lot of very impressive pyrotechnics.james berardinelli
The ordinary person senses the greatness of the odds against him even without thought or analysis, and he adapts his attitudes unconsciously. A huge passivity has settled on industrial society. For people carried about in mechanical vehicles, earning their living by waiting on machines, listening much of the waking day to canned music, watching packaged movie Entertainment and capsulated news, for such people it would require an exceptional degree of awareness and an especial heroism of effort to be anything but supine consumers of processed goods.Marshall McLuhan
It's misleading to suppose there's any basic difference between education & Entertainment . This distinction merely relieves people of the responsibility of looking into the matter.Marshall McLuhan
There's some Entertainment value in watching people juggle nitroglycerin.larry wall
The work deserved its success for its own merits, for despite the narration of many marvellous sights, the author remained urbane and tolerant. He was a superb storyteller with a vivid imagination, who was able to combine the novel with the familiar, and moral exhortation with Entertainment.
[T]he piano is the social instrument par excellence. It is drawing-room furniture, a sign of bourgeois prosperity, the most massive of the devices by which the young are tortured in the name of education and the grown-up in the name of Entertainment.jacques barzun
It is a medium of Entertainment which permits millions of people to listen to the same joke at the same time, and yet remain lonesome.T. S. Eliot