Art & Entertainments

Discover the joy of a game that transports you into the mythologies of ancient India

"Raji: An Ancient Epic" transports players to ancient India. <span class="copyright">(Nodding Heads Games)</span>
“Raji: An Ancient Epic” transports players to ancient India. (Nodding Heads Games)

I played an hour of “Raji: An Ancient Epic” before I stopped and restarted. While it’s not uncommon for players to reboot a game after learning its basic controls, that wasn’t what made me want to begin again. “Raji: An Ancient Epic” reminded me of a sensation I hadn’t thought about much during the pandemic: the feeling of exploring and discovering a new place.

“Raji: An Ancient Epic” isn’t a replacement for a vacation, of course — no video game or virtual reality experience is yet that transportive — but it sparked a desire to analyze, to examine and to understand the in-game surroundings and its inspirations. A game that could be completed in a weekend stretched into a full week as I began writing down the names of deities such as Mahishasura and Kali for further research.

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We need all hands on deck to save America’s arts and culture economy

The outdoor stages are silent. There are no art fairs or gallery walks, no concerts in the parks. The COVID-19 pandemic has decimated arts and culture in America, wiping out as many as half of all jobs for performing artists and musicians, and nearly a third of jobs for all those who work in the creative economy broadly spanning arts, music, theater, design, entertainment and media, according a study we did for the Brookings Institution.

Between April and the end of July, some 2.7 million jobs and $150 billion in revenues were lost. As the crisis took hold this spring, the average income of American artists and creatives plummeted to just about $14,000 a year.

While Broadway’s darkened marquees stand as the most prominent symbol of the crisis, the damage is being felt across the nation. Atlanta, Nashville, New Orleans, Austin, Orlando, Las Vegas and Miami lost an even

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Chadwick Boseman Tributes, Disney Fights Piracy

The actor who brought “Black Panther” to life on the big screen is being remembered as a hometown hero.

The city of Anderson, South Carolina, held a public memorial for Chadwick Boseman with a special viewing of the iconic “Black Panther” movie. City leaders say Boseman is an inspiration to many young people.

“Black Panther” is hailed as one of the best celebrations of Black art and culture.

Boseman died last week after a battle with colon cancer. He was 43 years old.

Lauren Magarino: “‘Mulan’ is now playing on Disney+, and as it becomes one of the biggest movies to debut on a streaming platform, it’s also dealing with online piracy.”

Casey Mendoza: “The live-action remake of ‘Mulan,’ the story of a woman who disguises herself as a man to become a soldier, debuts on Disney+ on Friday. While many fans of Disney’s take on the Chinese legend will

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Home Chef, Fabletics, The Sill, and more

The best subscription boxes of 2020
The best subscription boxes of 2020

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This year has been… interesting, to say the least, and now more than ever, people are turning to subscription boxes to keep themselves well-fed, clothed, and entertained as we ride out the pandemic. The good news is that no matter what you want or need, there’s almost certainly a subscription box that will deliver it right to your door—perfect for when you’re trying to social distance or self-quarantine.

If you need some positivity or excitement in your life, the following are 20 of our favorite subscription boxes to buy right now. All of them are high-quality with worthwhile contents, and the monthly delivery will give you something to look forward to, even during a pandemic.

Once upon a time, most food subscription services were meal

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