Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
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.
Wake up to your world in 2 minutes.
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.
Hi! Michelle Johnson, the face paint lady of painted faces here.
We’re working on our birthday banner for James and it’s nice to have you back. When you go to display your birthday banner you're not going to decorate it first your self, you're putting up a nice white craft paper banner with your black line work. We spoke in the previous clip about the products that you might use the art materials that you might want to put out for your guest we spoke about feathers and stickers and sequence you needed the glue for them to put these things on.
You're going to also use glitter and a gel or a glue form instead of having loose glitter. The whole idea is that people know that you have the banner at the party. That there is a table of products that our for them and you really need to get some one and adult friend of yours or a team who would be interested in assisting your guest.
Because people tend to you know be a little hesitant around art materials or not necessarily dig in if they don’t know what's expected, but once people find out that you have a mural that really is an autograph and a momentum for you birthday child then they’ll be glad to contribute.
The decoration of the mural occurs through out the party, you will want to have the person who’s in charge if you're table beat checking supplies, giving light hints and making sure that the scissors and the glue and the paper and the glitter and the things that people need are really there. And you’ll also want to make sure in this was important point that we’ve made earlier on the video, that the things that are using you know the sharpie markers not going past through banner and onto your wall.
So we are set now I'm just going to show you how I would or how some people might be encourage to decorate. But once again you're putting a white piece of paper with the black line work. For you guest to decorate personally for your birthday child. So a good way for groups of people to use glue is with an open container and a cue tip. And then you can take your glue and you can put it directly where you’ve like it.
This is your guest pretend I'm a guest at your party and your helper has entice me to come over and to decorate for James. So, you’ve got a table in front of your banner that has all these wonderful things for people to choose from and you’ve place you banner in a place where people can watch the decorating that’s going on. That’s always a fun part of a two isn’t incept being an art interactive.
So people are going to be able to do the exact same thing that I'm doing they're going to be able to look at the beautiful supplies that you’ve put out and then to make their own decision on how they’ve liked to honor James in this case James. With their decoration, its really fun too because people get to put—lets say I'm James cousin, or now I’m different and I'm the face paint lady. And I will do a nice heart love you, happy birthday. And then I can switch it up, put a nice big splash I'm going to talk about this bingo marker they're really fun because watch what they do.
It just go and then you have a lovely splatter. Now remember this is against your wall so you can always put like a plastic lets say not a tarp but a light weight piece of plastic behind this if you’d liked to or your guest can also decorate a tabletop this doesn’t have to be vertical it just makes it more of a performance are to fit is. So I even the paper I have, have balloons on it and I thought that was very fun so I'm going to put a balloon here for James. I'm going to take my handy dandy glue on my cue tip the face paint lady is visiting James for his birthday.
And anybody is going to do a couple little things. So that the banner you know if you have really large party you might want to large your banner a smaller party, a smaller banner this can hang all afternoon into the next couple of weeks you can have a nice decoration. In your home if you want to you can keep it roll it up bring it out for James next year when he is one year older. What we are going to do next is finished up.