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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.
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.
Hello! My name is Calvin Smith, hairstylist at Avatar Hair Salon & Wellness Spa. This is my model Phil. Today, I will be demonstrating a haircut called the Natural Mohawk. At the time of this haircut, you could make it any way you want but today we're going to keep it very feminine and very soft to fit her everyday lifestyle, in a way that coordinates with todays society influence. Nice and soft, no lines, edged enough to go out to the club or out for a cocktail party, but also soft enough to going in to work and just be professional in your everyday career. Today through the course of the haircut, I'll be showing you shear work and also blade theory. As far as the blades are concerned, we'll be using a technique called the scooping action. With shear, we're actually going to be starting at a one blade, taking it all the way up to a three-and-a-half blade, a one leaving a little bit less than a quarter of an inch, a three-and-a-half blade leaving about an inch-and-a-half off the scalp. You'll need a magnetic clipper, no guards, detachable clippers. You will need guards one through three-and-a-half. One being the lowest, one-and-a half-blade, two blade and a three-and-a-half blade. We will also need a pair of shears, unisex and also you will need some thinning shears. We will need some edgers for our detail work, just for getting the loose hairs off of the napeline and also around the earline. Also, just a everyday comb for fading and also blending. Just to keep in mind, anytime that you are using any type of clippers, any type of hair utensils at all, just make sure you spray with a disinfectant after each use, just to keep germs and bacteria from growing with the new clippers. Well, I have been at Avatar since 2004. I started cutting hair when I was 13. Now at Avatar, I focus on haircuts, hair color, hairstyles. I think that all modern women should have at least two of the three, a good shape and a good color to take you a long way. I think we're ready to begin. Let's get started.