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Connected features the personal stories of six New Yorkers woven together into one of the most intimate series ever. This groundbreaking show changes the nature of storytelling by giving each character a camera to document their lives. The result is a unique format revealing as different as everyone appears to be, we are all universally Connected.
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Jews and Money. Asian Drivers. Polish IQ. CPT… that's racist! But where do these stereotypes come from? Comedian Mike Epps explores the backstories of this humor and how history and fact often distorts into a snide – but sometimes funny – shorthand.
"INSPIRED" features celebrities, visionaries and some of the biggest newsmakers of our generation, recounting the stories behind their biggest, life-changing moments of inspiration.
In a compelling series of verite encounters, Win Win provides unique access into the minds and lives of the world’s most-celebrated entrepreneurs and athletes.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Comedy is hard, but teaching comedy to children is hilariously difficult. Kevin Nealon is giving the challenge to some world-famous comedians. As these young minds meet with comedy’s best, get ready to learn some valuable comedy lessons, and to laugh!
James Franco loves movies. He loves watching them, acting in them, directing them, and even writing them. And now, he’s going to take some of his favorite movie scenes from the most famous films of all time, and re-imagine them in ways that only James can.
The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
Executive produced by Zoe Saldana (who will be the subject of one episode), a celebrity travels back to their hometown to pay tribute to the one person from their past (before they were famous) who helped change their life by giving them an over-the-top, heart-felt surprise.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
Rebecca Brake: Hi! I am Rebecca Brake, and welcome to watchmojo.com and today we are looking at Angel Lily Hair Clips for trendy moms and mini fashion niches. Why did you find it important to design hair clips for little girls?
Ly-Na Toye: My elder daughter Angel was my inspiration. And whenever I took her out, she will be just be from head to toe in pink, and people will constantly ask me whether or not she was a boy or girl. So I had to find a pretty bow to put in her hair to end all the questioning.
Rebecca Brake: Would you say bows are appropriates at any age?
Ly-Na Toye: Bows are just fun. Little girls can wear them, babies can wear them, even moms can wear them. I wear them all the time.
Rebecca Brake: Are there any other concerns you have to take into account, when designing the clips.
Ly-Na Toye: Well, our main priority when designing the clips, is safety. All that materials that we used are lead free and non-toxic. Clips are minimum 2 inches in length. We don't want our children to swallow their clips, right? However, they should always be used in the presence of an adult, because they can grab them and take them off. However, they are lined with velvet, they won't snag their hair or damage it.
Female Speaker: And how have you coped with being a working mom?
Ly-Na Toye: There's pros and cons. It's this, there's always a lot of work, there is always a lot of pressure, however the best part is seeing your creation come to life, and seeing that your product not only puts a smile on your daughter's face, but smile on other moms and babies as well.
Rebecca Brake: What about for really small babies?
Ly-Na Toye: We recommend our Lola headbands. This is Lola, she was my inspiration for the headbands. We wanted to create headband that would not cut the babies head. So we decide to use nylon. Then the type of nylon we use is pantyhose material, and it stretches so much -- and even trust me, I have tried on before.