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Keith Haring: Street Art Boy
The definitive story of the artist in his own words.
films that are streaming right now
This month, we are releasing a selection of films for you to stream and enjoy.
: About the Film
An unprecedented look into the remarkable life of the world’s greatest violinist.
Groucho & Cavett
Coming soon: discover the enduring friendship between legendary comedians Dick Cavett and Groucho Marx.
Martin Scorsese on the films of John Ford
The prolific director explains how John Ford's films influenced his career.
Why Richard Rodgers matters
Dive into the career of the legendary composer whose artistry still influences American culture today.
Brian Wilson and I - Mark Vonnegut challenges the myth of "creative genius"
Mark Vonnegut draws parallels to Brian Wilson and challenges the stigmas of mental illness in this personal essay, reflecting on the label of "creative genius" that was assigned to both Wilson and his own father, author Kurt Vonnegut.
8 essential destinations in Southern California for every Brian Wilson fan
From the memories of childhood to the places he still loves to visit.
Jacques Pépin Makes Tuna Tartare
10 photos from Shakespeare in the Park’s incredible history
A hard act to follow - my time as Joe Papp's intern in 1989
What it was like interning in 1989 under the infamous and indomitable Joe Papp
Duke's incredible rescue mission while on a surfboard
Baayork Lee on becoming a Broadway star at age 5
The actress and dancer discussed working with Richard Rogers and her love of choreography.
13 nearly forgotten Hollywood films that feature Duke Kahanamoku
Though Duke Kahanamoku was never able to escape typecasting or achieve Hollywood stardom, you can still spot him in these films.
Playwright David Henry Hwang answers 5 questions about launching his career with Joe Papp
Brian Wilson visits his high school
Brian Wilson visits his alma mater, Hawthorne High School, where the current principal helps change his grades.
Meet Elsa Sjunneson: DeafBlind fencer, hiker, published author
This short film is an extended look at some of the themes explored in American Masters - Becoming Helen Keller.
Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On
Coming soon: see the story of the Indigenous singer-songwriter, social activist, educator and artist.
Mel Brooks' comedy is a resistance against the mundane
Written as part of the American Masters Digital Archive project, this essay draws on original interviews conducted for “Mel Brooks: Make a Noise.”
Eight masters who were ahead of their time
How were the works of these American figures rediscovered over time?
Baked salmon with sautéed endive
Pépin's take on a simple baked salmon includes a sauce of ketchup, sesame oil and hot sauce.
9 masterworks that almost never happened
From literature to music, these iconic American masterworks were almost never made.
Norman Lear's daughter shares his secret to longevity on his 100th birthday
Arts advocate and writer Kate Lear celebrates the wit and wisdom of her father.
Six musicians who influenced Elvis Presley
Featuring Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Little Richard and more.
Tracey Ullman on Mel Brooks' intrinsically American comedy
"He's just a wonderful, funny presence," said Ullman on Brooks.
Seven facts to learn about Duke Ellington
Did you know Duke Ellington was a "jazz ambassador"?
When Joe Papp asked Meryl Streep to take over the theater
"What he wanted was bigger than what could be," said Streep.
Beep beep! Rev up your summer with our Brian Wilson playlist, "Long Promised Road Trip"
Bring Brian Wilson on your next drive with this playlist of important songs from his catalog.
Rare studio footage of the Beach Boys' "Good Vibrations"
Go behind the scenes of the iconic song.
Denyce Graves, George Shirley and others on Marian Anderson's legacy
"Pet Sounds" and the opposing forces of Brian Wilson's music
Why "Pet Sounds" is considered one of the best albums of all time
Jericho Brown Takes on Tradition
The Webby Award nominee breaks down the process behind writing his poem “The Tradition.”