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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 | 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.

Tools To Fine-Tune Your Kickstarter Campaign | Posted 06.01.2013 | Impact

Check out these 12 tools for fine tuning a Kickstarter campaign over at

'Momma Tried' Combines Literary Journal With Nudie Mag

The Huffington Post | Amber Genuske | Posted 04.01.2013 | Arts

Merle Haggard released "Mama Tried," that twangy country song about defying the expectations of Mama, in 1968. 45 years later and the song still reson...

How To Turn A Growler Into A Keg

Posted 03.28.2013 | Taste

The growler is a perfect way to transport that draft beer taste from tap to home.

Danny Trejo Will Kill You in a Movie if You Donate to This Kickstarter Campaign (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.27.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Machete himself, legendary actor Danny Trejo, stops by the What's Trending studio to chat about raising money for his Snap Shot film on, the three Bs of fantastic filmmaking, and the future of his Machete films.

Katherine Bindley

Was This 9-Year-Old's $20,000 Kickstarter Campaign A Scam? | Katherine Bindley | Posted 03.26.2013 | Technology

Susan Wilson describes launching a Kickstarter campaign to raise $829 with her 9-year-old daughter Mackenzie as akin to a weekend crafts project. ...

10 Lessons Veronica Mars Can Teach Non Profits About Fundraising

Jason Pugatch | Posted 05.20.2013 | Impact
Jason Pugatch

Lesson #1: Know your fan base, no matter how "small." 55,000 people wouldn't keep a network television program on air past the first commercial break. Yet 55,000 passionate people can fund a movie.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Love the Veronica Mars Film

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.19.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

I do worry about the various ways this can go horribly wrong. I do worry that studios will eventually start seeing this as a business model when dealing with geek properties. "Pay us $5 million and we won't cancel Revolution!"

Chris Harnick

Behind The Long Road To The 'Veronica Mars' Movie | Chris Harnick | Posted 03.18.2013 | TV

"Veronica Mars" ended its run on TV with the title character walking away into a pouring rain. It was a bleak finale with a tiny cliffhanger: Veronica...

Man Enlists Help Of Kickstarter To Meet All His Facebook Friends -- All Of Them

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 03.22.2013 | Technology

This guy has awesome friends, and he can prove it. But he needs your help. Connecticut-based photographer Ty Morin is seeking out all 788 of his Fa...

Which Movies Will We See Now, Thanks To 'Veronica Mars'?

Posted 03.15.2013 | TV

Now that "Veronica Mars" is really heading to the big screen (thanks to a Kickstarter campaign), are more TV shows following suit? It looks like a ...

Is A 'Gilmore Girls' Movie In The Works?

Posted 03.15.2013 | TV

Though she's currently as Sarah Braverman on "Parenthood," Lauren Graham's original claim to fame was her portrayal of the small-town, heavily-caffein...

Cyber Singer #doingitmyself

Susanne Mentzer | Posted 05.14.2013 | Arts
Susanne Mentzer

Now I need to put my performer hat back on, rehearse with the two pianists and Carlisle Floyd, and stay healthy. I know that thanks to my efforts at least 250 people will have the CD in hand by the fall. This was the goal.

The Veronica Mars Kickstarter Isn't Charity, It's An Omen

Turnstyle | Posted 05.14.2013 | Entertainment

Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) To say that the arrival-- and swift success-- of Rob Thomas' Kickstarter campaign for a film based on his television sh...

Illiterate? Read This!

Carine Fabius | Posted 05.14.2013 | Impact
Carine Fabius

Can a lack of basic reading skills make you sick? I would not have readily made that connection but the answer is yes. According to the NNLM, a U.S. government agency.

Will Veronica Mars Change Hollywood?

Lisa Diggs | Posted 05.14.2013 | Entertainment
Lisa Diggs

While the eyes of the world were fixed upon Rome and the selection of a new Pope, thanks to Kickstarter an amazing little revolution was simultaneously taking place in Hollywood.

Patrick Robinson Launches Active Wear Brand After Leaving The Gap

Posted 03.14.2013 | Style

Since his departure -- er, firing -- from Gap, Patrick Robinson has stayed pretty quiet on the fashion front. His newly-announced project, however, ma...

Improv Everywhere the Documentary Premieres at SXSW 2013 (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.14.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

Backed by Kickstarter, Adams originally planned to release the film online but as he started meeting more people from the group, he grasped what the movie would really be about, which was the evolution of the group and the creative transitions from text to photo to HD video.