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A Growing Number of Trans Americans Are 'Crowdfunding' Their Gender Transitions

Kristen Bahler | Posted 12.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Kristen Bahler

For transgender people, who face employment discrimination, anti-trans health insurance policies and a bevy of other financial hurdles, "coming out" can come with a price tag.

Chronicles of a Crowdfunding Amateur: Part One

Andrew Chau | Posted 11.25.2014 | Small Business
Andrew Chau

I never know how to respond when people ask me if they should use Kickstarter to start their business. After all, I've seen just as many Kickstarter failures as I have successes.

Sandra Oh's New Role Is Executive Producer of an Animated Film

Gil Asakawa | Posted 11.19.2014 | Denver
Gil Asakawa

Earlier this year, Sandra Oh made a graceful exit from the hit television series "Grey's Anatomy" after 10 seasons as the talented, loyal, driven and mercurial surgeon Cristina Yang.

What I Learned About Crowdfunding

Robin Raskin | Posted 11.14.2014 | Technology
Robin Raskin

A year ago I thought that crowdfunding would totally revamp the economic landscape. That we'd all just let our imaginations run wild and get our friends, family and the webosphere to back us.

4 Crowdfunded Inventions That Would Make Travel Easier

Shermans Travel | Posted 11.11.2014 | Travel
Shermans Travel

We're always impressed by the brilliant ideas that we find on crowd-funding platforms -- particularly the ones that solve the biggest problems and frustrations in travel.

Original Pink Power Ranger Sings On The Street In Her Suit

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 11.11.2014 | Entertainment

Most average human beings would celebrate reaching a goal in basic, human ways. Yet if you're a Power Ranger, everything is a bit more special. Amy...

Amy Jo Johnson Indiegogo's Again

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 10.28.2014 | Entertainment
Catherine McKenzie

Ms. Johnson is embarking on a much bigger project: seeking funding for her first feature, The Space Between. I was curious to learn how she had got from that first film to now, and what this new film was all about, and she was nice enough to answer my questions.

Mary Lou Williams : The Lady Who Swings With the Band

Yvonna Russell | Posted 10.27.2014 | Black Voices
Yvonna Russell

Pianist, composer and arranger Mary Lou Williams once said: "Jazz is love. You have to lay into and let it flow." The love is in flow as filmmaker Carol Bash journeys to complete her full length documentary film "Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band" of the legendary diva's life and work.

Innovative Lending Options Give Small Businesses New Life

Jamie Sutherland | Posted 10.21.2014 | Business
Jamie Sutherland

There are some good funding alternatives for small businesses and the growth in this area continues to accelerate. It won't be long before you and I can get crowdfunded equity in our favorite startups and businesses.

Smart Suitcase Aims To Make Luggage Carry-On Woes A Thing Of The Past

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 10.22.2014 | Travel

There's nothing worse than being told that your carefully packed carry-on bag is too big and has to be checked just as you're boarding a plane. But a ...

The French American: A True Story

Dorian de Wind | Posted 12.14.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

It is a story of idyllic young love in Nazi-occupied France, suddenly and heartbreakingly cut short -- but never abandoned or forgotten. It is a story of bravery and patriotism.

Power Up's Latest Feature, Die, Angelo, Die, to Film in Palm Springs (AUDIO/VIDEO)

Nicholas Snow | Posted 12.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

Die, Angelo, Die, the 16th film (and a feature at that!) from the non-profit LGBTQ production company, POWER UP, will be filmed in Palm Springs says...

Funding Your Future When Opportunity Knocks

Christie Garton | Posted 11.29.2014 | College
Christie Garton

You've worked hard and pulled more than a few all-nighters to get closer to your dream. But what happens when opportunity knocks and you can't afford to answer the door?

Crowdfunding Site GoFundMe Won't Let Crowds Fund Abortions

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 09.11.2014 | Business

A crowdfunding site touted as "Kickstarter for the rest of us" has decided that the rest of us doesn't include people who are pro-abortion rights. ...

Moving Pictures: Native American Filmmakers Keep Storytelling Alive

Katie Scarlett Brandt | Posted 10.19.2014 | 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 10.12.2014 | 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 09.15.2014 | 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 09.15.2014 | 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 09.14.2014 | 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 09.14.2014 | 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 09.10.2014 | 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 09.07.2014 | 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 09.06.2014 | 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 08.27.2014 | 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 08.23.2014 | 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.