An acclaimed series of biographies of artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians and Hollywood stars.
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Tyrus Wong's pioneering artwork led to iconic works like Bambi and Rebel Without a Cause.
Learn about Richard Linklater, the filmmaker behind Dazed and Confused, Boyhood, and more.
Today he is known as a kitchen supernova, but Jacques Pépin's career began humbly.
Today’s American food movement can be traced back to one man: James Beard.
Rufus Griswold, Poe's rival, wrote the obituary that cast him as a lunatic and a madman.
Actor Denis O'Hare and American Masters Executive Producer Michael Kantor discuss the film
Garry Marshall recounts his time in Korea.
Hugh Hefner describes his final resting place – right next to Marilyn Monroe.
See a new side of innovative writer Edgar Allan Poe, best known for Gothic horror tales.
This documentary charts the District's rise from the ashes of the 1968 riots to its emergence as a world-class city, featuring first-hand accounts from those who shaped the events of the time.
Take beautiful classical music with you on-the-go with our new Classical WETA mobile app. Now available in the iOS App Store and the Google Play Store.
Historian Garrett Peck discusses the history of brewing in the nation's capital. D.C.'s beer heritage dates back to 1770 and claims some very innovative brewers.
Are you in kindergarten, first, second or third grade? Starting with, “I walked out into my neighborhood and…,” tell us your story for a chance to win one of our many prizes!
On a snowy night in 1965, Hyattsville, Maryland's DeMatha Catholic High School defeated Lew Alcindor's Power Memorial Academy in what many call the greatest high school hoops game ever played.
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