Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
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.
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 Betty, welcome to Betty’s kitchen. Tonight we’re making a full meal and we’re making Company Beef Stroganoff and to with that, I’ll add some nice bread, so I’m going to make some bread sticks that are spiced. Let’s call them spicy bread sticks. We’re going to use something that come out of the can that you can buy in your refrigerated section of the grocery store and they are perforated in such a way that you can separate them and this is a clean counter, so I’m just going to use the counter as I need to. So if I can get these apart and show you what they look like individually. One individual breadstick looks like this. So that, that three of them of so far, so I’ll work on that later because I don’t want to waste time on it. But what I’m going to do is since this is going to be spicy, I’m going to put some seasoned pepper and if you don’t have that or can't find that, use whatever appeals to you in the market. If you like Italian herbs that would be good, if you like —seasoning that would be good, or you can just leave it out if you just want to use black pepper if you want to do some freshly ground black pepper that would be fine.
And the other is paprika. I have two tablespoons of each. So two tablespoons of seasoned black pepper and two tablespoons of paprika and I’m just going to use our spoon to mix them together and so it would be ready for us when we want to spice up breadsticks. So we’re going to take our individual breadstick and we’re going to twist it, like a whirl. And just put it down on tray like that. I’ll just do one for demonstration purposes. What we’re going to do next is take a well beaten egg and a pastry brush or something that you can use, a spoon or your hands whatever, and try to get that egg over the top of it. And that’s there, so that our herbs and spices will stick.
So I’ll just put a generous portion on and then each one you find to have a spring clay if you can use your fingers for this of your spices, and you can roll that around if you need to, but try to keep that twisted into its shape and then place it in a greased which you can use a spray, this was sprayed with canola oil, but place it in a baking pan. So something like that and I’m going to keep working on them, I have a whole tray of them, I’ll put them in the oven at 375 degrees, that should cook maybe ten to 12 minutes, and you’ll see the results in our meal tonight.
These are our spicy breadsticks after they have cooked about 12 minutes and you can see that they look thicker. I decided to actually sort of —together and they were twisted and I took two at a time and then twisted those together, then they were both brushed with egg of course and they had those nice spices on them. So now they’re cooked and goes —a little bit, because they will have that spray on there, those are going to be —into a plate. Let me get them removed and I’ll show you what they look like.
So this is our spicy bread to go with Company Beef Stroganoff dinner. I hope you like the bread.
So this is our completed Company Beef Stroganoff dinner. So if I were going to take a serving of this, I will just maybe use a meat fork. I’ve also got a spoon there for gravy, so I will just get a good amount noodles out with some big chunks of steak, that will probably depend on a spoon to go into that and get a nice topping from my serving. So something like that for the beef stroganoff and then here we have just the medley of this is broccoli and baby carrots and snow peas, I’ll probably get a little bit of that on my plate and beside that we have some sliced pickled beets, nothing special about these choices I just wanted something to complement our beef stroganoff and our rolls. Speaking of rolls we have these nice crusty spicy breadsticks, so that is going to go well with this dinner. And then I’ll have key lime that I made yesterday, key lime pie, you might enjoy that if you didn’t see that video, you might want to look at the key lime pie video and then I have a lemon lime drink and you can see the top is crusted with sugar, if you want to do that, its really easy to do, you can either use sugar or salt at the top of your drink and that’s kind of neat. So I think I’ll enjoy this dinner.