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The New Rules of Fundraising

Lili Balfour | Posted 05.25.2014 | Small Business
Lili Balfour

The world of fundraising has been turned on its head. A decade ago, entrepreneurs had limited sources for capital -- angel investors, venture capital funds and rich Uncles. Today, entrepreneurs have a plethora of options.

The Next Big Thing

Savas Abadsidis | Posted 05.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Savas Abadsidis

"It's sad to say that finances have such a big effect on the artistry, but it's a butterfly effect. The other side of the coin on this issue is that publicizing yourself has become easier than ever."

On the "A" w/Souleo: Why Danny Glover Continues to Support Venezuela

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 05.24.2014 | Entertainment
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

During the trans-Atlantic slave trade an estimated 100,000 enslaved Africans were transported to Venezuela. Over 100 years later, racism and marginalization in the education, economic and political front remain challenges for the estimated 20 to 30 percent of Afro-descendants in Venezuela.

Are You On the List? Starbucks Prank

Jena Kingsley | Posted 05.24.2014 | New York
Jena Kingsley

You know what's annoying? Bouncers that won't let you in if you are not on the list. You know what else is annoying? When you can't get your morning c...

You've Got to Go Along to Get Along

Buckwheat Zydeco | Posted 05.18.2014 | Entertainment
Buckwheat Zydeco

Music and the careers of musicians need to be tended to like growing crops; you have to pay attention, be patient, keep working on them and help them thrive.

The Secret Sauce to Successful Crowdsourcing Campaigns

Ivo Lukas | Posted 05.18.2014 | Technology
Ivo Lukas

We live in an age of entrepreneurial overload, after all -- how are you going to set yourself apart from all the rest?

'Vladimir Putin' Has A Kickstarter Campaign For His New Passion Project

The Huffington Post | Christine Dalton | Posted 03.13.2014 | Comedy

So, Jimmy Fallon received an email asking for a donation to the Russian president's kickstarter campaign. THANKFULLY, he decided to share the campaign...

How the Internet Reshaped My Career

Jo Dee Messina | Posted 05.12.2014 | Entertainment
Jo Dee Messina

I was on a major label for many years, and I only knew one way to make music: follow the template that has been in place for years, and work within the system. But after years of not having any records released, my label and I decided to part ways, which left me in an incredibly unique position.

Why I Launched My Next Book On Kickstarter

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.12.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

The funny thing is - I feel pretty strongly that publishers are increasingly important to the future of books. If you think about it, publishers are, ...

Kristen Bell: 'I've Gotten A Bit Stronger Since Playing Veronica'

The Huffington Post | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 03.10.2014 | Entertainment

Gearing up for the theatrical release of the "Veronica Mars" movie, Kristen Bell admitted in an interview with HuffPost Live to being similar to her t...

Here's to a Night Out With Veronica Mars, The Hero Within

Maggie Hollander | Posted 05.10.2014 | Entertainment
Maggie Hollander

Friday on Video on Demand and in theaters across the country, the crowd-funded Veronica Mars movie will finally be available for all fans to see. Thre...

Here's Where All That Kickstarter Money Went

The Huffington Post | Taylor Casti | Posted 03.10.2014 | Technology

Kickstarter has reached its billionth-dollar pledge since its start in April 2009. The site allows filmmakers, inventors, artists, writers and any...

The Untold History Of Women In Comics

Posted 02.27.2014 | Arts

Although comics have earned a reputation for being male dominated and in some cases misogynist, women have played a role in the graphic medium from it...

Silverware For People Who Lose Every Bottle Opener They Touch

Posted 02.25.2014 | Taste

Who needs to open three beers at once? With two hands?

Chris Mason Johnson's Test: A Tale of Two Challenges

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.26.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Chris Mason Johnson's sultry and perfectly human Test enjoyed its European premiere recently at this year's Berlinale. The film is a survivor's tale, told through the POV of a gay character, but so multidimensional that be it man, woman, straight or gay, everyone can relate to its themes.

Despite Skepticism, Many People May Embrace Radical Transhumanist Technology in the Future

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 04.20.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

I often get asked in a highly dubious way: Could you really just let yourself disappear into a machine, Zoltan?

HACKED! User Info Stolen

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 02.21.2014 | Technology

Hackers breached the crowdfunding website Kickstarter and made off with some user information, the site revealed on Saturday. In a blog post, Kicks...

Photography Project Aims To Change The Way We See Native Americans

Posted 02.14.2014 | Arts

For the past year, Matika Wilbur has been traveling the United States in an effort to photograph every single Native American tribe in the country. Ca...

Crowdfunding Is a Tool, Not a Game Changer

Chad Hagan | Posted 04.14.2014 | Business
Chad Hagan

With crowdfunding legal in some states and taking place virtually everywhere, the spectrum has narrowed. It is plain to see how the movement is playing out in the immediate future. To start, crowdfunding is not a game changer.

Indie Comic Super! and the Quest for Global Domination, Part II

Marc N. Kleinhenz | Posted 04.12.2014 | Books
Marc N. Kleinhenz

Following up on our previous conversation, the duo discusses their influences, the various natures of parodies, and their (ongoing) attempts at working with traditional publishers.

Successful Underwear Kickstarter Campaigns

Michael Kleinmann | Posted 04.08.2014 | Style
Michael Kleinmann

2013 seemed to be the Year of Kickstarter. Everyone from James Franco to the cast of Veronica Mars took to crowdsourcing sites to help fund the variou...

Crash the Gate: What the Class of 2014 Needs to Know About the New Route to Success

Marian Salzman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Marian Salzman

Personal networks will replace corporate hierarchies and recruiters, so invest in friends and fans. Treat your relationships as long-term investments .

Finding Truth in Business and Beyond

Christine Bader | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Christine Bader

The metrics and values by which we construct business success comprise what we believe to be a false narrative of the world, which means serious risks to the world's most vulnerable communities.

Floyd Leg Campaign Surpasses Its Goal in a Few Days

Jordan Skole | Posted 04.05.2014 | Detroit
Jordan Skole

This past weekend I had the privilege of sitting down with Kyle Hoff, one of two co-founders of the Floyd Leg, a manufacturing project based in Detroi...

Image Disruptor: Flag Looks To Upend Photo Printing Through The Magic of Free

Turnstyle | Posted 04.01.2014 | Technology
Turnstyle

By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) Flag, a photo printing start-up that is holding a barnstorming 14-day Kickstarter campaign right now, turned up on m...