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These Crazy Crowdfunding Projects Actually Worked

CNBC | Kelli B. Grant | Posted 06.19.2013 | Small Business

CNBC If you want to raise money for something these days, the answer often is: Ask the public for it. Crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter, In...

The Map That Explains How People Around The U.S. Use Kickstarter

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 06.18.2013 | Technology

Sure, the tech sectors in California and New York are bustling. But would you expect Minnesota have the third most Kickstarter-funded tech startups? ...

Follow the Crowd

Charles Scott | Posted 08.17.2013 | Technology
Charles Scott

MIT professor Eric von Hippel calls it "the biggest paradigm shift in innovation since the industrial revolution." And do you know who is responsible...

Kobe Beef Jerky Kickstarter Was Too Good To Be True

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 07.01.2013 | Technology

Where's the beef? Not on Kickstarter. The crowdfunding site can be a magnet for a worthy charity, or propel a genuinely good idea. But some Kicksta...

$10,000 For A Cockroach Cyborg?

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 06.14.2013 | Small Business

Instinct typically leads us to squash any cockroach that crosses our paths, but a group of scientists are making creative use of the creepy crawlies -...

Laura Prudom

'Veronica Mars' Creator: 'If It's Not Quality, We'll Be The Punchline Of A Joke' | Laura Prudom | Posted 06.12.2013 | TV

The "Veronica Mars" movie is a reality thanks to an unprecedented Kickstarter fundraising campaign, and the show's creator Rob Thomas was on hand at t...

Celebrate Life: A Song, A Clothing Line, and Suicide Prevention

Charles Howard | Posted 08.11.2013 | Impact
Charles Howard

Earlier this month, Interscope and Matriarch Records recording artist Starshell spoke and performed at the Walk out of Darkness event, sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) in Washington, D.C.

WATCH: Is Synchronized Swimming Making A Comeback?!

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.13.2013 | Arts

The Portland-bred band Y La Bamba is paying tribute to the aquatic arts in their newest music video, "Ponce Pilato." In it, the indie folk sextet recr...

Shifting Perspectives: Car Art in Reverse

Jessica Chesney | Posted 08.10.2013 | Arts
Jessica Chesney

Without a doubt, she's drawn to striking prints, along with the powerful beauty of classic cars, which are a direct influence of the monochromatic, minimalist and bold style of her new Blackprints collection.

Comedians Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel Join Rapture Films of The Summer (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 08.06.2013 | Comedy
Shira Lazar

With the horror comedy "Rapture-Palooza" hitting theaters and on demand this Friday, June 7, we spokewith the hilarious Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel, wh...

Love, Sex & Missed Connections (Film Review)

Marc Hershon | Posted 08.05.2013 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

Is 2013 The Year of the Kickstarted Movie? True, movies both short and long have been funded in whole or in part by the Kickstarter website before this year.

Nathan Fillion Says More 'Firefly' Is 'An Impossibility'

Posted 06.03.2013 | TV

"Firefly" still lives on in the hearts of millions of Browncoats, but even after the success of the "Veronica Mars" Kickstarter campaign and the block...

Kickstarting Kate Tucker And The Sons Of Sweden

Radley Balko | Posted 06.01.2013 | Entertainment

One recurring theme I've encountered while exploring the music industry since moving to Nashville is just how expendable the giant record labels have ...

Knight Foundation Plays The Challenge Grant Card

Turnstyle | Posted 07.30.2013 | Media

By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) It always surprises me when people seem agog at the very concept of crowdfunding. It is as if that individual has ne...

'Girls' Actress Wants Your Money

Posted 05.30.2013 | Entertainment

Following in the grand tradition of Zach Braff and Melissa Joan Hart, Zosia Mamet wants your money. The 25-year-old actress, who is the daughter o...

Kickstarting the Future of Space Exploration

Peter Diamandis | Posted 07.29.2013 | Science
Peter Diamandis

We want to make space accessible to people from all walks of life, all ages, across the globe, and let them get involved in the process from every stage.

Artist Wants To Build Giant Roadside Attraction In Miami

Amanda McCorquodale | Posted 05.28.2013 | Miami

Florida has mermaid springs, snorkeling with Jesus, and other wacky roadside attractions but one Miami sculpturer wants to add another: a giant wooden...

No Time For The Naysayers

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2013 | Entertainment

Despite polarized reactions, Zach Braff's contentious Kickstarter campaign closed Friday with more than $3.1 million in pledged donations. That figure...

Farm Forward's Will Put Humane Eating in Consumers' Hands

Food Politic | Posted 07.24.2013 | Green
Food Politic

Farm Forward is developing an application called, which will be an answer for people who are willing to spend a little bit more for humanely raised products but are confused by the labels.

An Interview with Mark Kelly of Marillion

Phil Simon | Posted 09.01.2015 | Arts
Phil Simon

Mark Kelly knows a thing or thirty about the music industry. He's served as keyboardist of the English band Marillion for more than three decades. Tod...

Crowdfunding 201: Kevin Smith's Missed Opportunity

Turnstyle | Posted 07.24.2013 | Entertainment

By Lucas McNelly (@lmcnelly) Recently, Kevin Smith took to Reddit to do an AMA, and because people were already going to ask whether or not he'd use...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Jamming with Assembly of Dust and the 'Rhodes' Scholars of Isle

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.22.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

"And now for something completely different..." Look, I'm not about to - although I probably wish I could - debut a new video of someone dancing ar...

Thank Al Pacino for Pretty Woman

Gary W. Goldstein | Posted 07.22.2013 | Entertainment
Gary W. Goldstein

Hollywood isn't just a town that requires rhino-thick skin, it's a town that tests your faith in your game plan and in yourself.

Jackson Avenue Heats Up Near The Port Of New Orleans

Susan Buchanan | Posted 07.19.2013 | Business
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the May 20, 2013 edition.) New Orleans resident Barbara Risin has lived in the first block ...

Zach Braff Ruined Kickstarter

Posted 05.17.2013 | Comedy

If you don't take action, thousands of sweet, innocent Kickstarter projects will die without funding. They will probably die anyway... thanks to Zach ...