Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
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.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity.
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.
ACTING DISRUPTIVE takes viewers inside the businesses and passion projects of Hollywood’s top celebrities.
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.”
They say every picture tells a story and AOL On's new original series My Ink proves it. Travel along as some of the world's greatest athletes bring their tattoos to life through exclusive interviews and visits to their favorite tattoo parlors.
Discover crowdfunded small business success stories with author, comedian, and entrepreneur Baratunde Thurston.
Go behind-the-scenes with racing's hottest, young talent, 17-year-old Dylan Kwasniewski, as he aspires to make it in the #1 motorsport in America – NASCAR
Follow Scott Schuman, the Sartorialist, from the streets of NYC to the capitals of Europe on his quest to photograph and document the best in culture and fashion.
Iconic potter, designer, author and personality Jonathan Adler shares his unique perspective on creativity. Showcasing the inspiration Jonathan finds in the most unlikely people and places, Inspiration Point will add style, craft and joy to your life.
Serving Innovation gives a fresh look into the stories and passions that motivate some of the most innovative tastemakers in America.
A documentary directed by Alex Winter exploring the Napster downloading revolution; the kids who created it, the bands and businesses that were affected and its impact on the world at large.
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.
Fruit flies look nothing like humans, but they respond to movements in their environment in much the same way as people, which is why Dmitri Chklovskii and Shinya Takemura from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute have spent the past four years studying their brain circuitry. SOUNDBITE (English) DR. DMITRI CHKLOVSKII PhD - HHMI, SAYING: "We would like to understand how the human brain works but we focus instead on simpler brains like those of fruit flies because we think that those brains operate on the same principles as human ones." Neuroscientist Chklovskii and his team have produced a colour-coded three dimensional map of the neurons in the fruit fly's optic medulla, the part of the brain which processesignals sent from insects' eyes. It was a time consuming process that began with a frozen fruit fly brain and hi-tech slicing machine. SOUNDBITE (English) DR. DMITRI CHKLOVSKII PhD - HHMI SAYING: "To map out those wires we sliced the fly brain like you would say, prosciutto, and very, very thin sections and photographed each section under an electron microscope and then had computers trace those wires from photograph to photograph to reconstruct their shape like it is in the real brain." In all, 200,000 images were processed from 2800 brain slices, producing a complete three-dimensional image of a complex system of neurons and their connections, each a thousand times thinner than a human hair. SOUNDBITE (English) DR. SHINYA TAKEMURA PhD - HHMI, SAYING: "I think this network structure is the basis to understand what's going on, what the neuron does so I'm interested in identifying the basic neuron structures in the brain." And scientists think they can eventually apply the lessons learned about fruit fly brain circuitry to humans, creating models for future generations to develop sophisticated machines that can think and maps for medical scientists to develop treatments for neurological diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. SOUNDBITE (English) DR. DMITRI CHKLOVSKII PhD - HHMI, SAYING: "I am convinced that to understand how to cure neurological diseases we need to understand the operation of a healthy brain first and my dream is that by understanding how the brain computes we will be able to help cure those diseases." But there's a long way to go. Both scientists acknowledge, they are only just scratching the surface.