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.
Captain D: Greetings children, Captain D here. I would like to introduce you to a friend of mine, he lives right here in the lamp and his name is Mr. Flare.
Mr. Flare: Hey Captain, how are you doing? Good to see you.
Captain D: You too Mr. Flare.
Mr. Flare: Oh, hello children.
Captain D: So, Mr. Flare sounds like a very glamorous name, but you are actually a pretty down to earth sort of guy. Is it not true?
Mr. Flare: That is right CD. I am simple and easy to get along with. But, you know what? That does not mean I am worthless and do not deserve recognition and respect.
Captain D: And, you really like to travel, right?
Mr. Flare: I sure do, I have been all over the world and present at some of the most important events in the history, the 2006 night launch of the space shuttle discovery. The launch of any space thing really. The Police Reunion Tour, the reenactment of the World Trade Center, reenactment of the Iwo Jima, raising of the flag by the Lafayette High School Cheerleading Squad. Hell, I met most of these kids watching, although you would not know it from the way they act.
Captain D: All right, now.
Mr. Flare: I am not finished. They do not want to give my due credits. They rather believe I am some paranormal, ghost or angel. Well, angel my big refracted ass.
Captain D: Okay, thank you Mr. Flare. He raises a good point though. A camera lens is an imperfect device. Light can bounce around its various elements and create weird anomalies on the image. Some people choose to regard this as evidence of paranormal occurrences. My question is why? Here is a perfect example. This video claims to show some sort of fire angel, covering around the bonfire at the gathering of chanting Christians and Honduras.
But, you have to be completely dense not to realize that this is nothing more than a lens flare from the fire itself. Aside from the fact that it moves in concert with the camera, if you look carefully, you can see that it is an actual miniature image of the fire upside-down. So, why do some people continue to post ordinary videos like this and then fill the descriptions with ridiculous lies? My guess is for attention.
But, you do not need to make stuff up to get some personal attention, just leave the computer once in a while and go hangout with a friend. Better yet, make new ones like Mr. Flare.
Mr. Flare: Well, sorry I just have to get that out of my system.
Captain D: But, now I am afraid that it is time for us to go kids.
Mr. Flare: Yes, an undergrad in California is about to take a picture of his family against the shinny metal wall.
Captain D: Remember, love with your heart, use your head for everything else.