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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.
Speaker: Okay, so try next one. We have a ginger bread shaped man here and you can use this for a ginger bread cookies or a cookie, basically any kind of cookie that you can use a cookie color for. And this is another technique that sort of usually you can find out also but in fact come in the entire cookie.
So in this situation I am going to take little bit of red color. I am going to roll it then. Now what you want to do, if you're using the POSS machine, and I just want black through here. I am just going to get down drag it and I am going to -- from underneath clean it off. Sometime a little bit of dough stick on there and they won't come on to your color.
So look at this another thickest level again on rolling. What we are going to do is we are basically going to make a scarf for the ginger bread man, so in order to prepare this cookie all we need to do to take a little bit of butter cream and just put it around his neck. Okay, too much, and then what I do is I take my pizza cutter and I am going to basically just cut a thin strip to make a scarf. You want to be doing exact you can certainly use a ruler to roll it up against it and if you just going to wing (ph) it, you can definitely do that too. We will cut the ends to make it sharp from the ends.
So basically you are just going to put this scarf on your ginger bread man. Do it, the scarf by yourself. You're going to tuck it around his neck. Make sure it sticks to the butter cream because that's your anchor. You go wrap around his neck again make sure its sticks onto that butter cream, but this scarf, it's a little too long for Mr. Ginger Bread Man, so I just going to trim it up a little bit using the prairie knife. We're doing to a few of these, you may learn to measure out with size, but for the cookie. And now basically what we are going to do is add a little decorative touch.
Take the prairie knife, we are going to just slice a few little fringes to the end of the scarf. You can also use a pair of scissors, small salon scissors and that's where your cookie looks like with a fringe on it.
Okay, now to decorate him, we need to give him a little face. So we can do one or two things. We can either paste on using icing or we can use our design pen that I just show you about. So let me show you how you can do that. Draw right off cookie again. Very easy, no messy piping job or icing. He is done.