Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
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.
Go behind the scenes with some of the biggest digital celebrities to see what life is like when the blogging and tweeting stops.
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.
Documentary shorts conceived of and directed by famous actors. Jeff Garlin, Katie Holmes, Alia Shawkat, Judy Greer, and James Purefoy
Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
Digital influencer Justine Ezarik (iJustine) is back. After covering the world of wearable tech last season, iJustine is expanding her coverage this year by profiling the hottest tech trends across the country.
A 12 episode documentary series following 5 startup companies competing in the 2013 San Francisco TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield as they fine tune their products and eventually present in front of a panel of judges in hopes of winning $50,000 in funding.
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.
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.
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.”
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity.
Hank Azaria’s touching, humorous, and often enlightening journey from a man who is not even sure he wants to have kids, to a father going through the joys, trials and tribulations of being a dad.
(SOUNDBITE) (ENGLISH) REUTERS REPORTER, TARA JOSEPH, SAYING: "You know Andy, when we talk about living below the poverty line, that idea comes from the Industrial Revolution. Right now it's a dollar twenty-five around the world. I bet it's out of date." (SOUNDBITE) (ENGLISH) COLUMNIST, REUTERS BREAKINGVIEWS, ANDY MUKHERJEE, SAYING: "It is out of date and it is highly unrealistic because this line, which started out three decades ago as a dollar one-a-day threshold has basically evolved from viewing abject poverty as calorie deficiency. But that's, as you said, a very industrial age concept. Now the cycle of poor consuming food and then translating that food into work and wages, and then using those wages to buy food again, that cycle itself is broken. Those industrial type jobs are withering away, even in poor countries, under a relentless onslaught from technology. So a new approach has to take into account that even the poor are likely to be employed today in a post-industrial type environment where they need some communication and problem solving skills, some machine use skills. And not being able to grab those opportunities, as well as not having enough means to buy education for children or security against bad health, economic crisis and they're own old age is also poverty. We ought to be able to quantify the number of global poor by taking this kind of holistic lifestyle, or lifecycle, approach to capability deprivation as Amartya Sen called it." (SOUNDBITE) (ENGLISH) REUTERS REPORTER, TARA JOSEPH, SAYING: "So with this new definition, I bet there are many people living below the poverty line, many more than we actually assume." (SOUNDBITE) (ENGLISH) COLUMNIST, REUTERS BREAKINGVIEWS, ANDY MUKHERJEE, SAYING: "Yes, the Asian Development Bank for instance recently estimated that Asia itself has 1.75 billion poor people, and not some 750 million-odd that the dollar one and a quarter a day threshold will have you believe. Now my approach is more generous than theirs, so don't be surprised if the estimate of global poverty under my approach actually triples. But what would you rather have? Progress against a meaningless market, or a humble acceptance of the proposition that we are very, very far from slaying deprivation?" ENDS