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Moving Pictures: Native American Filmmakers Keep Storytelling Alive

Katie Scarlett Brandt | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact
Katie Scarlett Brandt

Willi White wants badly to speak for himself. Like many people on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, he's tired of outsiders coming in to tell his people's stories.

Crowdfunding Your Social Venture

Lisa Curtis | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact
Lisa Curtis

Over the past few years, I've seen the impact that crowdfunding can have on social enterprises like mine. Even better, new data shows that crowdfunding is particularly favorable to women.

Peripheral Vision: Climate Change and Global Development in the 21st Century (Pt. IV: Long-Tail Liberation)

Peter Schwartz | Posted 07.17.2014 | Green
Peter Schwartz

Global warming poses an existential threat to life on Earth. This existential threat challenges our capabilities and calls into question the viability and effectiveness of mechanically conceived grid maintenance options.

Climate Change And Global Development in the 21st Century, Pt. III

Peter Schwartz | Posted 07.16.2014 | Green
Peter Schwartz

The emergence of an acceleration ecology for distributed solar power and storage technologies indicates the approach of a tipping point that begins to spawn an independent global power "hive" that operates largely beyond the purview of the regulated electric power grid.

Here Comes (Finally!) the Damn Tesla Museum

Stewart Wolpin | Posted 07.15.2014 | Technology
Stewart Wolpin

All over America, you can find museums honoring Thomas Edison. But nowhere in his adopted country is there a structure dedicated to the inventor arguably more important than Edison in the creation of our modern era -- Nikola Tesla.

Peripheral Vision: Climate Change and Global Development in the 21st Century (Pt. II)

Peter Schwartz | Posted 07.15.2014 | Green
Peter Schwartz

Going forward, the challenge facing established "financial grid" players -- commercial lending banks, investment banks, private equity firms, venture funds, and angel networks -- may not be whether they can match the growth arc of crowdfunding platforms. The financial grid itself may be at risk.

Peripheral Vision: Climate Change and Global Development in the 21st Century (Pt. I)

Peter Schwartz | Posted 07.11.2014 | Green
Peter Schwartz

Crowdfunding, depicted graphically, resemble nothing so much as the trajectory of space vehicles obtaining escape velocity from the earth's atmosphere. But for those with boots on the ground, the impact of these trends more likely resembles displacement associated with the cracking of tectonic plates.

#ColbyDoesAmerica: What Gay Porn Star Colby Keller Is Doing To Change The Art World

H. Alan Scott | Posted 07.08.2014 | Gay Voices
H. Alan Scott

If art is reactionary, and sex certainly causes a reaction, then is porn the most widely spread form of expressionism art in our modern world? Now with #ColbyDoesAmerica, Keller is taking his years blending these two forms of artistic expression into one, asking the question: can porn be art?

Cinematic Ukraine: Getting Ready for the 5th Odessa International Film Festival

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 07.08.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

There is no better time for a film festival in Ukraine, even if it would appear to be during such a volatile moment in the country's history.

Is YouTube's Fan Funding a Threat to Crowdfunding Services?

Turnstyle | Posted 06.27.2014 | Technology
Turnstyle

By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki told the crowd at the annual VidCon gathering of online video fans and creators somethin...

Don Cheadle is Miles Ahead

Jeff Rivera | Posted 06.24.2014 | Entertainment
Jeff Rivera

Now, Cheadle is about to embark on a new path, his directorial debut in the film, Miles Ahead, featuring a glimpse into the life of jazz musician or social musician as he liked to be called, Miles Davis.

Soap the Intelligent, Touch Screen Router Makes Way for Home Automation

Dennis Williams II | Posted 08.17.2014 | Technology
Dennis Williams II

Scavenging the IndieGogo startup farm leaves me with a lot of candidates for my next tech discovery. I think I found a promising product that really fits into a niche that is supported by a lot larger market than you may imagine - I'm talking about a touch screen internet router.

You'll Love How He Plans To Make The World A Better Place

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 05.20.2014 | Comedy

Kurt Braunohler has an unorthodox plan to do some good in the world: he's going to jet ski the length of the Mississippi River, from Chicago to New Or...

New Sunglasses Turn Your World Into An Instagram Photo

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 05.09.2014 | Technology

Forget rose-colored glasses. It's time to see the world through an Instagram filter. And thanks to a new start-up, you'll soon be able to do exactly ...

How to Raise a Billion Dollars

Lee Schneider | Posted 07.01.2014 | Small Business
Lee Schneider

More than a billion dollars has been raised on Kickstarter since the platform was founded in 2009. Hundreds of millions have been raised on IndieGoGo,...

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 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?

Marcos: The Father of the Mountain

Adam Pervez | Posted 05.17.2014 | Impact
Adam Pervez

Volunteers meet Marcos at the metro station and ride a cable car up to the last stop. For many this would be as far as they'd go, as beyond it only gets poorer and more dangerous.

Shaq: Don't Hate on Celebs Who Crowd Fund

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.13.2014 | Technology
Shira Lazar

) Shaq spoke with What's Trending at the SXSW Samsung Blogger Lounge about his Shaq Fu Indiegogo Campaign. He let us in on the hottest perks, how t...

The Decentralization Of Finance: New Role For Gatekeepers

Danae Ringelmann | Posted 04.30.2014 | Impact
Danae Ringelmann

Crowdfunding validates a market better than any industry studies, focus groups, investor expertise or guesswork can ever do. It enables entrepreneurs to get smarter faster by testing their pricing, features, messaging and target markets before they launch.

Entrepreneur Seeks to Eliminate the Burden of Coming Out

Levi A. Miles | Posted 04.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Levi A. Miles

Brooks Gabel realized that people who were coming out needed someone to talk to -- and not only that, they needed someone to speak with who had gone through the process themselves. This realization set Gabel on a journey that leads to his website, justlikeyou.org, going live.

Hilarious 'Looking' Parody To Become A Web Series?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.18.2014 | Gay Voices

Earlier this month, we brought you a hilarious Funny or Die spoof that took aim at and skewered the new HBO gay-centric dramedy "Looking." Drew Dro...

This Couple's Story Is Everything Good And True About Love

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.14.2014 | Impact

Kelcie and Larry share that kind of rare unbreakable love that we could all learn something from on Valentine’s Day -- and every other day for that ...

Crowdfunding 101 for Entrepreneurs

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.17.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

This concept has made the traditional method of trying to raise financing -- from wealthy individuals or big corporations like Warner Bros. -- on its ear. And that is a godsend for entrepreneurs!

Atheist Comedian Lends Helping Hand 'As A Big F*ck You'

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

Stand-up comedian Doug Stanhope has drawn a philosophical line in the sand by proclaiming that, contrary to popular belief, "hate can help." The outsp...