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.
Recipe for Suji Ka Halwa or semolina, you will need one cup of Semolina, suji or rhubarb and one cup of oil, one cup of sugar, however we are having a little less than one cup just to lower the calories. Two cups of water and a pinch of saffron threads, a pinch of saffron color, a few Cardamom pods and for final garnishing, you’ll need assorted nuts.
We will start of by adding two cups of hot water and we’ll add the two pieces of cardamom pods, the saffron coloring and the saffron threads to the water, next add the sugar. Keep this on the stove for boiling. Now in a separate pan we’ve added the oil and we’ll let it heat up a bit and now season the oil with the Cardamom pods. Make sure the oil isn’t too hot and now we’re going to add the nuts just to fry them for a few seconds and then add the semolina.
Now we’ll roast the semolina in the oil. We have saved a few nuts for the final garnishing. Bruno on a slow to medium fire as the suji tends to bend really quickly. And remember to keep stirring; we can see that the mixture is becoming a light brown color and now we will be adding the hot yellow water that is been boiling. And be careful when you’re putting it in remove from the flame.
Let it cook on a medium to high flame until the water evaporates, two to three minutes to evaporate. And now the Halwa is forming into a bowl and you can see it’s not sticking to the edges either.
The Halwa is almost ready and soon the oil will separates from the mixture and it will be done. And it only took five to ten minutes to make this Halwa. We know how fast that we make when the oil separates from the mixture, it means that the Halwa is done. The Halwa is now ready and we will take it out and do a clever dish. If you have Vark or silver leaves, you can add this on to the Halwa to make it more presentable. And we will also add the nuts now and now it’s ready to be served.