Chinese citizens pay respects at a shrine to Dr. Len Wenliang.

YANG | Hear the People Sing

Chinese people have become conditioned to speak almost exclusively in euphemisms when discussing politics, especially on public platforms. Being straightforward would only lead to getting one’s post deleted, one’s account deactivated, or worse, being “invited” to “have tea” with law enforcement.

Fans celebrate the victory of the San Francisco Shock in the 2018 Overwatch League Grand Finals.

Esports’ Most Ambitious Leap Yet

Are gamers truly able to undergo similar travelling schedules to traditional athletes while maintaining their rigorous training routines? Are there enough fans willing to buy tickets to watch their favorite teams? Will this work at all?

Jennifer Lopez performs with J Balvin during the halftime show of Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., Feb. 2, 2020. (Scott McIntyre/The New York Times)

Nike Won Super Bowl Advertising Without Buying a Commercial

While every every other company was acting out the Ugly Sweater Theory — if everyone is making run of the mill commercials and you make something particularly zaney it will stand out, but when everyone does it, it becomes overkill — Nike did something that actually stood out, in a way no other company could.

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The Sun’s Super Bowl Commercial Awards

Google managed to make everyone watching the Super Bowl stop eating pizza and wings and, instead, attempt to hold back tears while they watch a man using the Google Assistant to remember his late wife, Loretta.