Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
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.
ACTING DISRUPTIVE takes viewers inside the businesses and passion projects of Hollywood’s top celebrities.
Wall Street just could not muscle up enough energy to carry on the big rally spark by the fiscal cliff deal the day before... leaving stocks to drift lower into the close. Topping the headlines: Google barely gets a slap on the wrist after a long-running probe by the Federal Trade Commission. The anti-competitive watchdog says it found little truth in allegations Google was favoring its products and hurting rivals through its dominant search engine. The search giant, however, has agreed to tweak some of its practices. But Google is in hot water with the State Department. Google's executive Chairman Eric Schmidt is heading to North Korea, along with former diplomat Bill Richardson, according to sources familiar with the matter. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland says the two are free to go but....... SOUNDBITE: STATE DEPARTMENT SPOKESWOMAN VICTORIA NULAND (ENGLISH) SAYING: "They are not carrying any messages from us. Frankly, we don't think the timing of this is particularly helpful, but they are private citizens, and they are making their own decisions." No word on what Schmidt will meet or do on the trip. Google won't confirm any details. Investors received more snapshots on how the economy ended 2012. Auto sales rose swiftly last year in the biggest annual gain since 2007. Sales at stores opened more than a year topped forecasts for December and were better than a year ago, but gains were not broad based. And there's more good news - private employers added 215,000 jobs, defying expectations of a pre-fiscal cliff slowdown. The Federal Reserve is reluctant to go beyond its near $3 trillion buying spree. That's the takeaway from minutes from the Fed's December meeting, which suggests policymakers may be concerned about the impact the Fed's buying strategy will have on the markets. Finally, action in Europe was mixed with stocks up in the U.K., but down in Germany and France.