american masters

Arts & Culture
The late Tyrus Wong, whose paintings formed the basis of Disney's iconic film, is finally receiving the recognition he deserves.
Entertainment
(photo © Ronan Killeen) Most of us will never have the opportunity to sit down and watch our life story being told. When
Women
Women share anecdotes that reveal their own personal histories as much as the cultural moments that defined them. Until they redefined them.
Culture & Arts
Nearly a decade in the works, American Masters - American Ballet Theatre: A History feels more like an eccentric personal meditation, or a love letter to the art form, than a historical trek through the company's 75 storied years.
Entertainment
How many assistants does it take to cut a watermelon? One of 52, if you ask master conjurer Ricky Jay who wowed the crowd at The Paley Center for Media last Thursday night. He has starred in a show, expertly fanning his deck at nightclubs around the country.
Entertainment
It's fitting that the 200th episode of American Masters on PBS features writer J. D. Salinger, an author so influential it is hard to imagine the course of 20th century American literature without his imprint of lost innocence in the novel The Catcher in the Rye.
Entertainment
The biggest revelation in the new documentary Salinger is that The Catcher in the Rye author was not a recluse. Rather fame
Videos
Billie Jean King talks about the struggle for gay men to be openly gay while participating in pro sports.
Post 50
With more than 60 years in the laughs business, Mel Brooks is a national treasure: He's one of only 14 people who've won
Entertainment
On Thursday night, the 9th of May, 2013, as a rainbow descended into Hollywood and a cotton-candy sunset filled the firmament of Beverly Hills, the Paley Center for Media L.A. celebrated a humor deity: the one and only Mel Brooks.
Entertainment
If this were Dutch Masters instead of American Masters, I'd have a box of cigars, gripes Mel Brooks about the enterprise
Books
The documentary is not intended to "unmask" Philip Roth in the sense that you learn every possible thing about him. What the film unmasks is the solitary life of the writer, the life of one who has become, as Manera articulated, "a self-appointed slave to his writing."
Entertainment
Philip Roth may be our greatest living writer. So why would he give himself over to filmmakers who would make a movie as dull, superficial and pedantic as Philip Roth: Unmasked?
Entertainment
The ultra-driven, ultra-competitive Geffen found success long before he found happiness. "Who would have thought it would
Entertainment
It happens sometimes: When the biggest stars and moguls appear before the press at the TV Critics summer press tour in California, outsiders can break into the room in hopes of getting their big break.
Media
The National Endowment for the Arts made sweeping cuts in its support of established PBS shows on Wednesday, and for the
Culture & Arts
"American Masters", a documentary biography series on America's most beloved artists, writers and musicians is set to receive
Entertainment
If you look at comedy in the 20th century, the list of those whose work has depth, breadth and longevity is a small one: Charlie Chaplin, Lewis, Allen.