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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.
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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.
Female Speaker: I have a pretty busy schedule, which means that I eat lots of stir fries, soups, and salads. One thing that I really like to make when I don't have a lot of time is khichdi. Khichdi is lentils and rice with spices added in and vegetables. I like to add peas, carrots, green beans, and kale. You put the whole mix into the rice cooker for twenty minutes. It's delicious and it's a complete meal and I found out that in Ayurveda, which is traditional Indian medicine, khichdi is used for detoxing the body and for energizing it.
Female Speaker: I love to eat, and I love to go to the grocery store and bring home all the delicious food to cook. I make things like oatmeal and whole-grain pancakes for breakfast. I make things like falafel sandwiches for lunch. For dinner, I'll make hummus and spinach pies, black beans and rice, scrambled tofu. The hardest part about being vegetarian is deciding what delicious food to eat.
Female Speaker: I eat pretty regular food. In the morning, I eat cereal with soymilk on it. Like Silk is a great soymilk to drink. I can't even tell the difference anymore between it and regular milk, honestly. And I'll eat like a pork sausage patty or breakfast link, which are different kinds of veggie meats. Those taste great. For lunch, I'll eat pasta, vegetables, salads, soups, sandwiches. I love sandwiches. And for dinners, we like to eat Mexican food a lot. So we'll do Spanish rice, we'll do burritos, tacos, enchiladas, and we'll just use beans instead of the meat. Or if we want to use meat, we'll use the veggie meat, and it's great.
Male Speaker: Well, for breakfast I usually have yogurt with granola and a banana, and then for lunch I'll have some sort of sandwich either peanut butter or a tofu alternative with a couple pieces of fruit. For dinner, usually rice and beans or a tofu stir-fry, or pasta usually.
Female Speaker: So now that I have turned vegetarian, I find that I'm eating a lot more salad and vegetables than I used to, and definitely a lot more fruit. And just reading up on it, I found fruit is a really good source of vitamins and nutrients as well as vegetables. So I've bulked up on them. I generally didn't eat meat before a lot, but what I've done is instead of eating chicken with my stir fry, I'll substitute that for tofu. I also like ground beef substitute, which is a soy-based substitute for ground beef. I'm still learning, because I am a new vegetarian, I'm still out there looking for new recipes to fulfill my dietary needs.
Female Speaker: I eat everything that's not meat and that doesn't include a lots. I love colorful foods. When I eat, I like to have to plate with a lot of color and I think that's in general a very good gauge of healthy eating. That's a lot of vitamins and minerals in all of the food groups and a lot of non meat protein that way too. For example, hummus and I make a good spinach pie actually. So love the Middle Eastern dip kind of foods, all those different kinds of beans and lentils. I love Indian food and Chinese food. A lot of the Asian food have some really good vegetarian option.
Female Speaker: I eat a lot of salads. Really that's my main thing is that I eat is salads and I tend to eat a lot of darker greens. Also, every morning I have green smoothie. Sometimes I have a raw chocolate smoothies.
Female Speaker: If you like to learn more about healthy eating and how to live naturally, you can read this informative book, The Beginner's Guide to Natural Living.