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Oxford's Defining Words Of 2020: 'Blursday,' 'Systemic Racism' And Yes, 'Pandemic'

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| Too much happened in 2020 for Oxford Languages to choose a single word of the year. So they opted for dozens.

Doomscrolling On A Staycation? Here Are The OED's 'Words Of An Unprecedented Year'


The lexicographers at the Oxford English Dictionary couldn't sum up the year in just one word — so they went with a whole list instead.

In 'Bad Hair,' The Mane Rebels


Justin Simien's horror-comedy gets tangled in its own mythmaking, but as an '80s workplace comedy period piece, it's spot-on.

Amidst Global Troubles, MacArthur 'Genius Grant' Winners 'Provoke And Inspire'


This year's MacArthur Fellows — recipients of what's commonly called the Genius Grant — include artists, scientists, dancers and more. They'll each receive a no-strings-attached $625,000 award.

Mellon Foundation Pledges $250 Million To Rethink Nation's Monuments


The new project will fund efforts to create new monuments, as well as contextualize or relocate existing ones, to tell a "more inclusive story of our history."

Africans Mourn Chadwick Boseman: 'A Great Tree Has Fallen'


For many Africans, Boseman's role as King T'Challa in 'Black Panther' was a powerful reminder of what is possible on the continent.

'Black Panther' Star Chadwick Boseman Dies Of Cancer At Age 43


A statement on posted to the actor's Twitter on Friday said Boseman had battled colon cancer for the last four years.

One-Third Of U.S. Museums May Not Survive The Year, Survey Finds


In a survey of more than 750 museum directors, 33% of them said there was either a "significant risk" of closing permanently by next fall or that they didn't know if their institutions would survive.

Ghost Ship Fire Victims To Receive $32.7 Million Settlement From City Of Oakland


The deadly fire at the warehouse-turned-arts space killed 36 people.