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.
Author and writer Scott Gold notes how the course, which has since been renamed the Columbia Publishing Course and relocated ...
to New York City, helped jumpstart his book publishing career. The course teaches him publishing industry fundamentals and provides him access to industry leaders who provide insight into how publishing careers develop. Scott Gold is an author and writer based in New York City.
Erik: How did attending the Radcliffe Publishing Program at Harvard University shape your career and ambition?
Scott: It got my foot in the door, plain and simple. Technically speaking, it is now the Columbia Publishing Course right here in New York City. We were actually the last group. I was very fortunate to be amongst the last group that got to be on the Radcliffe Campus and spend a really glorious summer in Cambridge, but it launched me into my career like a slingshot and that’s what it’s designed to do. I mean the course is taught by publishing professionals, and it’s geared to getting your foot in the door, getting that first assistantship job in publishing. It also gave me a really solid perspective of the landscape of book publishing and what the business is, so you don’t just go in, and, you know, shindig with editors and agents, and, you know, make connections, which, of course, is a big part of it, but you also get to learn the lay of the land professionally because publishing is a very intricate and unique business. It’s, you know, similar to other aspects of the entertainment or media industry but it is unique among them in many different regards. A lot of people consider it the last kind of, you know, white-glove or white-shoe media front, but that’s, you know, very slowly being chipped away, of course, now that we have – e-books have finally come about. Ten years ago, when I first started I actually had a magnificent lunch with Larry Kirshbaum who, at that time, was the president of the AOL, what was the AOL Time Warner Book Group. Since then they’ve split up, and AOL and Time Warner have split their separate ways, and Time Warner eventually became Hachette, but Little Brown, Warner Books, etc., all those, you know, really wonderful publishing houses, and he was an early champion of electronic books, but the technology wasn’t there yet, and so it was considered at that time to be a failure, but now, electronic books is there, and, you know, the business changes, and it’s definitely – it has become significantly more a difficult business than it was before, but having the lay of the land and having the perspective of what this industry is or what it was at the time, that was really the most important thing, so that when I got my first job in assistantship at a literary agency, I knew the structure of the different, you know, big publishing conglomerates. I knew what it meant, you know, for a book to go from proposal or manuscript through the publishing process, you know, with the agents and all of the subsidiary rights, foreign rights, sales, marketing, publicity, everything else that’s involved, whereas if I had started just knowing nothing it would have been a fairly steep learning curve.
Capture Your Flag creates a model of success college graduates and early- to mid- career professionals can follow by interviewing up and coming leaders about formative decisions and experiences shaping their careers.