Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
Go behind the scenes with some of the biggest digital celebrities to see what life is like when the blogging and tweeting stops.
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.
Documentary shorts conceived of and directed by famous actors. Jeff Garlin, Katie Holmes, Alia Shawkat, Judy Greer, and James Purefoy
Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
Digital influencer Justine Ezarik (iJustine) is back. After covering the world of wearable tech last season, iJustine is expanding her coverage this year by profiling the hottest tech trends across the country.
A 12 episode documentary series following 5 startup companies competing in the 2013 San Francisco TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield as they fine tune their products and eventually present in front of a panel of judges in hopes of winning $50,000 in funding.
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.
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.
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.”
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity.
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.
ACTING DISRUPTIVE takes viewers inside the businesses and passion projects of Hollywood’s top celebrities.
Derrick Schommer: Welcome to Common Man Cocktails, I’m your host Derrick Schommer and today we’re going to do the Classic Ice Wine Martini. This ends our segment on ice wines because I’m out pretty much. So, what we’re going to do is the last to the ice wines is the Vidal Gold Inniskillin, Vidal Gold this is a 2006 I think it’s another one of those costly wines, I think that ones is about $70.00, $35.00 you can work your way down it $25.00 depending on what ice wine you can find. And were really good, I just kind of entertain the whole ice wine concept for this, we’re not mixing with lots of juices. We’re going to put a little Vodka so we’re going to do is one ounce of the ice wine, two ounces of Saint Petersburg Vodka and that’s it. This is what your ice wine typically looks like. It’s a nice gold in color like the golden apple color. Very sweet, super sweet the cool thing we’re going to do is I froze this ahead of time. We’ve got some frozen grapes here, its ice wine so you freeze up the grapes that would be your garnish inside of this here cocktail glass. So, you just drop them in. I'm thinking they’re going to sink I haven’t tried this recipe so that’s the theory. This is a stirring recipe so we’re all about to stir, let’s get our stir on why don’t we? We toss our ice in there got nice ice that rhymes. We’ll do one ounce of the Vidal ice wine, now the Vidal is a nice hardy grape for making ice wine we have an upcoming episodes in our podcast while interviewed PR Rep. for Inniskillin, he talks all about ice wine and how it’s made and several reason are cost so much and what you look for. It’s a really interesting, interesting interview. We’ll do two ounces of the St. Petersburg Vodka or a little less than two since I just spill it all over myself, here we go. And we’ll stir this approximately 30 seconds. I’m actually curious on what is going to be taste like because this Vodka is got some cool nuances to it, it’s not just clean and clear. That should do, yeah, yeah were getting there, on top of which we’ve got the cool ice and grapes the kind of really add to the flavor. So I’ll pour that in here or strain it. Here we go, now we could do one and that’s what one looks like so it’s very neat but typically it’s either going to be one or three. So, we’re just going to do all three just because I’ve got three- just freezing one grape seems kind of ridiculous. One is like a Martini but three is another lucky number, you never see two. Three olives, one olives, all your bigger thus they really take up space. If I have one those big juicy drink grapes that would have worked but I think I kind of looks little better now. There you go that’s there is the classic Ice Wine Martini, that’s me because it keeps the ice wine but there’s actually a little added dryness with the Vodka. I think there’s the heat because it is a little potent. I wouldn’t said boozy you know it’s not going to blow your head off but it’s definitely got more kick to it than the ice wine does. So, you got that going for it if you like a sweet drink but you also kind the like lean towards a little more potency you bring the vodka in. But it maintains the grace and elegance of the ice wine with the fix sweetness, nice thick attack yet it still got that little sharp edge on the end of the drink on the finish. So there you go, that is your Classic Ice Wine Martini. I’m your host Derrick Schommer checks this out on everydrinkers.tv and were teaching you how to drink.