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$2 Million Man

AP | Posted 06.28.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Zach Braff has met his goal on Kickstarter, raising $2 million in three days to fund his follow-up to "Garden State." The actor-dire...

Generation Ask

San Francisco magazine | Posted 06.26.2013 | San Francisco
San Francisco magazine

When everyone you know is passing the hat, who gets supported and who gets the shaft? Welcome to the new ethics of crowdfunding.

Best/Worst Brands: Breaking Good, Afros and Crowdfunding

Alona Elkayam | Posted 06.25.2013 | Style
Alona Elkayam

Whenever I see a really big afro in bustling NYC, I get the feeling it's winking at me, saying, "Remember me?" When an afro sighting is followed up by a throwback cigarette or e-cigarette advertisement on a bus shelter I don't smile, for a moment i get genuinely confused what era it is.

Congratulations, You Funded Matter Selling Itself to Medium and You Didn't Make a Dime!

Stephen Robert Morse | Posted 06.26.2013 | Media
Stephen Robert Morse

The founders of Matter have now sold the magazine, but why they've "sold" to online publisher Medium is bonkers, given that Medium seems to have no intention to be a platform for paid for professional content.

WATCH: This Is NOT What Kickstarter Had In Mind

Posted 04.23.2013 | Comedy

There's no doubt that Kickstarter is getting out of hand. We've seen it used to fund some pretty ridiculous projects, but in this new video from Humor...

How Griffin House's Fans Saved His Balls

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 06.23.2013 | Entertainment
Nicholas Ferroni

After my last relationship ended, it was difficult, but I did, however, gain two important things from her: a nice wardrobe and an introduction to the incredible music of Griffin House.

Jordan Rudess On Crowdfunding and Explorations

Phil Simon | Posted 06.22.2013 | Arts
Phil Simon

Jordan Rudess is a fascinating amalgam of a musician. He's primarily known as the keyboardist, Continuum-player, multi-instrumentalist for the Grammy-...

Leigh Weingus

Will The 'Gilmore' And 'Chuck' Movies Actually Happen?

HuffingtonPost.com | Leigh Weingus | Posted 04.22.2013 | TV

What's it like to fall in love with someone over and over again every single day? Alexis Bledel and Zachary Levi can tell you -- it's the premise of t...

10 Tips to Survive Kickstarting Your Book

Elaine Lee | Posted 06.20.2013 | Books
Elaine Lee

With today's technology, it's never been easier to write, illustrate, design, layout or print your book. But how do you do this and eat? Even creative types have mortgages. And once you have book in hand, how do you break through the "sound and fury" of the Internet to let people know about your soon-to-be bestseller?

How Crowdfunding Made Social Justice Cool

Posted 04.16.2013 | Impact

By Rose Spinelli, TakePart My first experience supporting a cause was “adopting” a Native American boy through Save the Children when I was in ...

Sisters Launch Fashion Startup, One Deploys to Afghanistan

Guy Cimbalo | Posted 06.16.2013 | Small Business
Guy Cimbalo

Sword and Plough Transforms Army Surplus into High Fashion From epaulettes in the 18th century to Adam Ant's glam-admiral look in the 80's, the fashi...

Jon Hamm, 'Veronica Mars' Superfan?

Posted 04.16.2013 | TV

Jon Hamm is a fan of "Veronica Mars," or at least its creator Rob Thomas. “It’s awesome that happened” Hamm told the New York Post regarding ...

Shift Happens: Social Impact of Crowdfunding and Why You Matter

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 06.12.2013 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

Crowdfunding has fulfilled the need of fairness and compassion in our debt-ridden society, confirming that everyone can make a difference.

On Kickstarter Etiquette and Crowd-Funding Fatigue

Randi Zuckerberg | Posted 06.11.2013 | Technology
Randi Zuckerberg

Lately, I've heard many people complain that they feel inundated by Kickstarter requests. Rather than a platform to support creative visionaries, it's become just another way to hit people up for money.

Former Prostitute's Kickstarter Recounts Journey Pushing 825-Pound Wagon 250 Miles

Daniel Vahab | Posted 05.26.2013 | Impact
Daniel Vahab

In April of 2008, one Georgia woman pushed an 825-pound wooden wagon 250 miles from Savannah to Atlanta, Georgia. Rachel E. Milano, who later became ...

WATCH: This House Will Change Into 8 Different Shapes

The Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 04.11.2013 | HuffPost Home

And with a little help from Kickstarter, it can become a reality.

How to Turn $10 into $5,000 in Less Than One Month!

Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney | Posted 04.06.2013 | College
Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney

It is a feeling of unbelievable joy. We have all felt it, at one time or another. For me, it is at its most palpable in a concert or a sports event wi...

Youthful and Sustainable, This Innovation Links Technology to Art

Alexia Parks | Posted 04.04.2013 | Denver
Alexia Parks

In his freshman year, Stanford engineering student Daniel Haarburger launched a successful project on Kickstarter. He asked for $9,500 and raised $60,...

Let's Tell a Story

Jason Lutes | Posted 06.05.2013 | Books
Jason Lutes

In 1978, at the age of eleven, I discovered the game Dungeons & Dragons. It was my salvation from the suburban wasteland in which my friends and I found ourselves.

I'm a Party Pooper: The Kristen Bell Edition

Ashbey Riley | Posted 06.04.2013 | Entertainment
Ashbey Riley

I think that this whole campaign is sort of the very antithesis of what Kickstarter is about. Correct me if I'm wrong but I've always seen Kickstarter as a place for artists without industry support to go to make their dreams come true.

Slacktivism Makes Not the World a Better Place

Patricia Morizio | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology
Patricia Morizio

We're not all (nor can we all be) cardiothoracic surgeons, human rights lawyers, or Mother Theresa. That leaves the rest of us critical thinkers scratching our heads about what it is we last did for mankind.

Ménage's Promises, Peligro's Purple Haze, Indie Bands, Clive Davis and Our Need for Music

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 06.01.2013 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

Fledgling blues rock guitarist/songwriter Lorelei Brewer says, "My main inspiration for doing music is not to play 'rockstar' or to get rich and famous. Hell no. I quote a friend, 'I wish money had nothing to do with it.' "

Jason Gilbert

You Can Control This Freaky Robot Puppet Head With Your Computer

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Gilbert | Posted 04.02.2013 | Technology

Meet Elmo 2.0. The robotics startup XYZBot has launched a Kickstarter project for a new bot called Fritz, a robotic puppet head whose facial expre...

10 Things To Know About Kickstarting A Book

| Posted 04.01.2013 | Books

By Rebecca Joines Schinsky and Jeff O’Neal, editors of Book Riot Last summer, we ran a Kickstarter campaign to fund the writing, editing, printin...

Kickstarter Project Turns Sigmund Freud's Handwriting Into a Computer Font

Daniel Vahab | Posted 06.01.2013 | Technology
Daniel Vahab

Entitled, "Sigmund Freud Typeface - A Letter to your Shrink," a Kickstarter project, aims to turn the esteemed twentieth-century psychoanalyst's handwriting into a computer typeface that would allow for digital letter writing.