Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
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.
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.
Documentary shorts conceived of and directed by famous actors. Jeff Garlin, Katie Holmes, Alia Shawkat, Judy Greer, and James Purefoy
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.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity.
Wall Street is feeling jolly as the key retail season gets underway. Stocks rallied for a fifth day, with major indices ...
up 1-1/3 percent in a holiday-shortened trading session. That helped blue chips end a four-week losing streak and the Nasdaq stop six-weeks of declines. Black Friday is up and running. The unofficial start of the holiday shopping season began with long lines and crowded stores and consumers up early looking for the best deals.
Wall Street is feeling jolly as the key retail season gets underway. Stocks rallied for a fifth day, with major indices up 1-1/3 percent in a holiday-shortened trading session. That helped blue chips end a four-week losing streak and the Nasdaq stop six-weeks of declines. Black Friday is up and running. The unofficial start of the holiday shopping season began with long lines and crowded stores and consumers up early looking for the best deals. Seems like the hunt for a good bargain is more in focus than the fiscal cliff, contrary to some concerns. But Macy's CEO Terry Lundgren is not surprised. SOUNDBITE: TERRY LUNDGREN, CEO, MACY'S (ENGLISH) SAYING: "Businesses, before they are investing or spending capital, they are waiting to see what is the tax structure going to look like and where should they make their investments, but the consumer I think is going to still shop. They are going to take care of their kids and they are going to buy for their best friends and family for the holiday season. So I don't think it's been an issue thus far." Total holiday sales are expected to rise 4.1 percent this year, according to the National Retail Federation. Looking at blue chip consumer related stocks: Wal-Mart rallied close to two percent. Home Depot was up 1.1 percent. And credit card issuer American Express gained just under a full percent. It was more than just the American consumer putting Wall Street in buying mood. There appeared to be progress in helping Greece with its huge debt problem. And rare optimism sent U.S.-listed shares of Research in Motion higher as the company gears up for the much-delayed launch of the BlackBerry 10. As for the European trading day - stocks were up across the board, wrapping up their best weekly gain all year.