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'Wrap' It Up: Why the Best Gift You Can Give Yourself Is Entrepreneurship

Carol J. Carter | Posted 11.26.2014 | Small Business
Carol J. Carter

Think you don't have the time or experience to start your own business? University of Pennsylvania freshman Brandon Saw became an entrepreneur one week before starting college.

New Drama About Two Queer People At Crossroads In Their Lives In The Works

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.22.2014 | Gay Voices

A new drama is in the works that takes a dramatic look at the lives of two queer people at crossroads in their lives. Called "Retake," the film fol...

If You Blast Your Wine With Sound Waves, Does It Taste Better?

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 11.22.2014 | Technology

Here's a weird one to bust out at your next dinner party.

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.

With INFINITY, Raquel Pomplun and L. Philippe Casseus Team Up to Launch an Epic New Series

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 11.20.2014 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Let me tell you, I dig smart indies, I dig epic action franchises, and I dig ambitious storytelling. How pleasing, then, to leap into INFINITY, the...

Planes, Cameras and Kickstarter: A Look at 'Sunday People'

A.J. Walkley | Posted 11.19.2014 | Impact
A.J. Walkley

A month ago I was making my way back home to Arizona after a cross-country trip to Connecticut to attend my grandmother's funeral. It was not a happy ...

'I Am What's Underneath' Documentary Will Explore What Beauty Really Means

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 11.19.2014 | Women

Beauty isn't about clothes or makeup -- it's about the person underneath them. That's the theory behind the "What's Underneath" video series, film...

Forget Kickstarter, What You Really Need Is 'Workharder'

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 11.21.2014 | Comedy

This goes out to anyone who's ever rolled their eyes at a Kickstarter video, A.K.A, basically everyone. In a spot-on crowdfunding parody written an...

A Thirst to Create Leads to Kickstarter

Lee Schneider | Posted 11.18.2014 | Small Business
Lee Schneider

Funny how limitations can expand your horizons. Nathan Resnick was a college sophomore when he started his first Kickstarter campaign. He wanted to make watches, but he had no way of meeting the minimum order quantities set by manufacturers.

We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live: The Joan Didion Documentary's Pioneering Approach to Collaborative Filmmaking

Elizabeth Nicholas | Posted 11.17.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Nicholas

Here is a compendium of characters Didion herself might appreciate, and one which her own family is now joining.

The Art of Asking: Amanda Palmer Opens Her Heart to the World

Holly Cara Price | Posted 11.13.2014 | Books
Holly Cara Price

Palmer has, not to put too fine a point on it, ripped open her chest and exposed her heart for all to see.

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.

Writer Gets Readers to Pay Him to Edit his Manuscript

Keith Thomson | Posted 11.19.2014 | Books
Keith Thomson

One of the hardest parts of the writing process is getting honest feedback. Close friends and family think nothing of lying in order to spare your feelings about as little as a poem. So they'll sooner tell you that your baby is ugly than that they didn't like the manuscript you've agonized over for two years.

The Kickstarter Diet: Will It Kiss Me or Kill Me?

David Michael Barrett | Posted 10.29.2014 | Gay Voices
David Michael Barrett

The sad truth of gay film these days is the studios still want little to do with us, and there's not much money for gay indie films either. Yet the demand for LGBT content is higher than ever. That's why crowd sourcing is not only important, but why it's here to stay.

Return of the Artisan?

Phil Simon | Posted 10.26.2014 | Arts
Phil Simon

The digital revolution in music has always faced outspoken critics. Some have complained about harsh digital sound. Many lament illegal downloads. These days, musicians protest paltry revenue from streaming sites like Pandora.

Silence Is Speaking... Will We Listen?

Cassidy Hall | Posted 10.23.2014 | Arts
Cassidy Hall

I'm continually engulfed in modern day life with beeps, vibrations, commercials, news feeds -- a variety of attacks on all my senses. Yet, silence's mystifying self still delicately reaches for my curious heart.

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.

How The First National Podcasting Conference Launched With A $30,000 Kickstarter Campaign

John Corcoran | Posted 10.21.2014 | Business
John Corcoran

Dan Franks knew 24 hours into his first Kickstarter campaign that they were on to something. Franks and a couple of co-founders had decided to hol...

The Producer's Work: An Interview With Denis Friedman

Marcin J. Sobczak | Posted 10.20.2014 | Entertainment
Marcin J. Sobczak

We do know that the producers are a group of outstanding, creative and charismatic personalities. That is why we would like to introduce to you The Producer's Work!

Countdown to Launch: A New App Prepares to Take Off

Zandile Blay | Posted 10.20.2014 | Technology
Zandile Blay

The classic tale of a chance meeting on a subway platform is the beginning of countless love stories. But for Esosa Ighodaro and Abiodun Johnson, it marked the beginning of a business one.

Coming Into Your Queer Identity... At The Spa?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.21.2014 | Gay Voices

The coming out process is complicated and unique for everyone -- especially when there are familial or cultural tensions involved. What can the ex...

Your Favorite Detective Finally Has Her Own Board Game, Thanks To One Teen

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 10.14.2014 | Teen

Sixteen-year-old Quincy MacShane of Concord, Mass. is such a big Nancy Drew fan that she designed a trivia board game in honor of the teenage detectiv...

Rage Against The Machine's Zack De La Rocha Is Back

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 10.13.2014 | Entertainment

Run The Jewels is possibly the most dynamic, hard-hitting duo in hip-hop today, and Killer Mike and El-P's new "RTJ2" track, "Close Your Eyes (And Cou...

The Cutting Edge of Accessories: The Wooden Bow Tie

Nick Norton | Posted 10.08.2014 | Style
Nick Norton

When deciding how to put together a good wardrobe, many men forget about the accessories.

Here's How 3Doodler Raised $1 Million Overnight on Kickstarter

Michael Price | Posted 10.02.2014 | Small Business
Michael Price

Ten years ago, you'd only be able to fund these business ideas with the aid of an investor or some other 3rd party entity. Thanks to the Internet, creativity and entrepreneurship has been democratized.