Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
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.
It is called Natchitoches, Louisiana. And of course when you look at it, it could be Natchitoches. But it was an Indian name and of course our founder was a French-Canadian explorer. And we are not quite sure how they came about that spelling or that pronunciation. But we know we are occupied by the French and then we were Spanish territory.
I am sure they added their own little version to it over the course of the last 300 years is just been referred to as Natchitoches. And some people pronounce Nakadish, Nakatish. We just don’t care. We want everybody to come here and just experience the Southern hospitality and how do you want to stay, it is fun.
When we were founded in 1714, this body of water was actually the Red River. And you can still see where the natural levees came through. This was as far north as our founder Louis St. Disney. Could actually go on to the Red River because it was major log jam that comes from great raft, it stretched about a 100 miles going up toward where Louisiana is now.
At that point in time in 1714, St. Disney got off here and what was in the Red River and he established the French Military that we know of as Fort St. John Baptist. But he is doing that and establishing that port site legal to French marine here to guard it and some provisions makes the Natchitoches oldest permanent European settlement in all of the Louisiana territory.
This is what we call Front Street, the brick that you see down here on Front Street we are actually laid down right on top of the dirt pass that we are here. There are over 100 years old so these are the original bricks that were put down in 1903. We will begin right here with the Kaffie Frederick Store. Established in 1863, this wonderful marking tale store is really hasn’t changed much since about the 1900’s.