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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.
Go behind the scenes with some of the biggest digital celebrities to see what life is like when the blogging and tweeting stops.
Hi, I’m Julian Wasserman, and I have a company named Wasserman Design. I’m a calligrapher and an artist. And today, I’m going to teach you how to write as calligrapher, a particular script called chancery cursive. It’s a wonderful script that was born in the renaissance in Italy around the 15th century, late 14th century. And the alphabet letters were modeled after 9th, 10th century Carolingian letter forms. We’re going to learn in this script today and there are around, only a few materials that you’ll need to write. Beginning with the paper, this is a lay out bond paper, this happens to be a Bristol paper. And this is the company where I bought it, but you could use a light weight lay out or bond paper that is acceptable to pen and ink, because they are our tools. We need a bucket of water. I have a little bowl of water. A bottle of ink, and I’m using Higgins’ Eternal ink, and all of these supplies, you can get at your local art supply store. This is what the bottle looks like, it’s very fluid. You need a pen, and this is a pen with a pen holder together. These are some examples of pens, we call them nibs. And this is a pen holder which is what we put the pen into, so that we have a full writing instrument. And you need a pencil, an eraser, and a T square, and that’s all. To give you a little idea about myself, I have an art studio business called Wasserman Design that I began in 1979 here in Washington DC. I create works of art, original works of painting, calligraphy, and drawing. So let’s get started with the next step, which is the ruling of the page.