Writer, novelist, naturalist and co-founder of The Paris Review (alongside George Plimpton), Peter Matthiessen, passed away this month. Watch him describe the Paris Review’s success in this clip from our upcoming Plimpton film.

Writer, novelist, naturalist and co-founder of The Paris Review (alongside George Plimpton), Peter Matthiessen, passed away this month. Watch him describe the Paris Review’s success in this clip from our upcoming Plimpton film.

"The act of writing requires a constant plunging back into the shadow of the past where time hovers ghostlike." - Ralph Ellison, who passed away on this day in 1994. 

"The act of writing requires a constant plunging back into the shadow of the past where time hovers ghostlike." - Ralph Ellison, who passed away on this day in 1994. 

Legendary actor, filmmaker and composer, Charlie Chaplin, was born on this day in 1889. Did you know he was the subject of our very first episode in 1986? Watch a clip. 

Legendary actor, filmmaker and composer, Charlie Chaplin, was born on this day in 1889. Did you know he was the subject of our very first episode in 1986? Watch a clip

ℳarilyn ℳonroe magazine covers → ☆ P H O T O P L A Y 

She sure knew how to strike a pose. 

How well do you know your green history? Take the quiz!

How well do you know your green history? Take the quiz!

Who’d have thought a man nicknamed ‘Mr. Zero’ would also be called an ‘American Master’? Browse a timeline of George Plimpton’s career. 

Who’d have thought a man nicknamed ‘Mr. Zero’ would also be called an ‘American Master’? Browse a timeline of George Plimpton’s career. 

On this day in 1968, Mel Brooks took home the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for “The Producers.” P.S. - If you haven’t seen it already, "Mel Brooks: Make a Noise" is a must watch. 

On this day in 1968, Mel Brooks took home the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for “The Producers.” 

P.S. - If you haven’t seen it already, "Mel Brooks: Make a Noise" is a must watch. 

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North By Northwest  (1959)

Set your DVR! “A Fierce Green Fire” premieres on Earth Day, April 22, 2014 at 9 pm on PBS! Follow the film’s stories in this interactive map. 

Set your DVR! “A Fierce Green Fire” premieres on Earth Day, April 22, 2014 at 9 pm on PBS! Follow the film’s stories in this interactive map

Feel it! 

Feel it! 

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Marilyn Monroe as Sugar Kane in Some Like It Hot, 1959.

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From The Charlie Rose Show, Peter Matthiessen on nature, travel, and writing.

Costume designs by William Travilla for Marilyn Monroe

Amazing! 

"Aside from his lifelong commitment to The Paris Review, Plimpton is best known for his forays into the world of professional athletics…”
(via George Plimpton Biography and Career Timeline | American Masters | PBS)

"Aside from his lifelong commitment to The Paris Review, Plimpton is best known for his forays into the world of professional athletics…”

(via George Plimpton Biography and Career Timeline | American Masters | PBS)

On this day in 1925, F. Scott Fitzgerald published “The Great Gatsby” for the first time. 

On this day in 1925, F. Scott Fitzgerald published “The Great Gatsby” for the first time.