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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.
Greetings children; Captain Disillusion here. I am not going to be around forever. Your great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, grandchildren just might find themselves without a hero, a role model, a guy to sanctity, a dashing cape less crusader; so you have got to arm yourself now with the knowledge that will prevent you and yours from gawking at videos like this.
Now planes are always cool, stunts are frequently impressive and stupidity is occasionally entertaining; but none of that is present in this video because this video is not real. So how do we consistently spot the telltale signs of an illusion. Well, it's an art form.
And like in almost any art you work from the rough and general to the detailed and specific. Take a look at the scene as a whole. Is there anything off about it? Could a Giant KC135 Air Force refueling plane fly this low at this speed with its landing gear up? Considering that the scene is captured up close. This four engine plane produces surprisingly little sound. The hollers of the soldiers are clearly heard.
Now here is audio of a real low-passing plane with only two engines going at much slower speed. Damn, switching to detail study individual elements of the shot without considering the context. The plane's shadow changes position quite a bit for a midday sunlight scene. The tree at the end is an awfully convenient place to be rid of an artificial shadow as the plane gets farther; but after all these considerations remember to question your own conclusions.
Other individuals can be seen capturing the event with their cameras. Can these alternate angles be found anywhere on the Internet? Consider the possibility that the original shot actually showed a different, more capable aircraft doing the stunt and that the large KC135 was superimposed on top of it. Consider the possibility that the low resolution web video is simply not detailed enough to draw a solid conclusion. That's right I said it. In an uncertain case like this, there is always a possibility that the shot is real. Don't fall into the habit of acting like a know-it-all when you simply don't have all the facts. The bottom line is always ask questions, because by itself a fake video is not a big deal.
But it becomes a piece of trash on the otherwise pristine avenues of your mind and it's compounded by more trash in the form of countless other hoaxes bombarding you every single day until you no longer see the world to what it is but rather someone's abstract, biased, superstitious idea of the world and that's only fun for a while, so how about a little spring cleaning?
But now I am afraid it's time for me to go kids. Another tourist in Las Vegas is about whiplashed from the light show. Every other day it's Vegas.
Remember, love with your heart, use your head for everything else; Captain disillusion.