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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.
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.
Now that Congress approved a deal to avert the fiscal cliff, the wealthiest Americans will be hit with the biggest tax increases ...
they've seen in years. So what do they do now? Under the deal, income tax rates will increase from 35 to 39.6% on income above $400,000 for individuals and $450,000 for married couples.
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Now that Congress approved a deal to avert the fiscal cliff, the wealthiest Americans will be hit with the biggest tax increases they've seen in years. So what do they do now? Under the deal, income tax rates will increase from 35 to 39.6% on income above $400,000 for individuals and $450,000 for married couples. According to the Tax Policy Center, households making between $500,000 and $1 million in 2013 will get an average tax increase of nearly $15,000. Households making more than $1 million will get hit with more than $170,000 in taxes on average. The deal sparked a relief rally on Wall Street even though the measure would raise long-term capital gains taxes for high income earners to 20% this year from 15% last year. Even so, experts say wealthy investors with an appetite for risk should not shy away from equities. Gary Schatsky is President of ObjectiveAdvice.com. SOUNDBITE: GARY SCHATSKY, PRESIDENT, OBJECTIVEADVICE.COM (ENGLISH) SAYING: "You're just earning a little bit less. So the key is to balance your risk tolerance along with the tax advantage of capital gain growth." With capital gains being taxed at higher rates, experts say tax-free investments are looking better than ever for the wealthy. SOUNDBITE: GARY SCHATSKY, PRESIDENT, OBJECTIVEADVICE.COM (ENGLISH) SAYING: "Municipal bonds are a lot more attractive now. The higher the tax rates go, the greater the enticement and advantage of getting tax-free income". Investment advisers add that it's more important than ever now for people in the top tax bracket to contribute the most they can to their retirement accounts because those contributions are fully tax-deductible.