Posts tagged "kickstarter"

Throw All Your Money At “Paper Chase,” A Teen Comedy For Black Girls Everywhere

“This film is our chance to tell a story that isn’t about poor black girls suffering.”…

Megan Reynolds | November 18, 2015 - 2:28 pm

Ms. Cacie Wants To Bring Progressive, Feminist Children’s Songs To The Nation’s Youth

The wheels on the bus say, “BAN ALL MEN, BAN ALL MEN, BAN ALL MEN.”…

Megan Reynolds | July 16, 2015 - 4:30 pm

Leonard Nimoy’s Son Makes A ‘Spockumentary’ To Honor Dad

The son of Star Trek legend Leonard Nimoy, Adam Nimoy raised over $600,000 through Kickstarter to make a documentary that will focus on the pop icon and his legacy, having…

Katrin Higher | July 5, 2015 - 2:00 pm

The “Bartesian” Is Like A Keurig, But For Booze

I started out making fun of the Bartesian. Surprise! I ended up Kickstarting it.

Jenn Frank | June 19, 2015 - 9:30 am

Manly Man Totally Secure In His Masculinity Wants You To Use His Dude Stick

The only lip balm that won’t emsaculate you, guaranteed. …

Megan Reynolds | June 11, 2015 - 9:30 am

Morons Can’t Stop Paying Hundreds For This Adult Tricycle

Back in the days when I hoped to be a trendsetter, I used to scour the homepage of Kickstarter looking for projects to fund, like some kind of low-income bracket…

Beejoli Shah | April 13, 2015 - 3:20 pm

Why You Should Give Sara Benincasa Money To “Focus Group” Her Own Body

The comedian’s short film concept is so revelatory that after just one week, the film has raised two-thirds (as of publication) of its $9,000 dollar budget on Kickstarter.

Leah Prinzivalli | March 25, 2015 - 2:00 pm

This Kickass Girls’ Clothing Line Breaks Down Gender Stereotypes

A few years ago, Seattle mom Jennifer Muhm’s then-4-year-old daughter told her she wanted to be an astronaut for Halloween. Muhm and her daughter discovered quickly that the only astronaut…

Claire Hannum | March 19, 2015 - 6:00 pm

This Hurricane Katrina Documentary Is About More Than Just A Storm

When Hurricane Katrina hit, director/producer and former New Orleans resident Rennik Soholt watched the footage of the flooding in horror with the rest of America. Close friends were still trapped…

Claire Hannum | February 21, 2015 - 9:00 am

We Live In A World In Which You Can Crowdfund $30,000 For A Mannequin

Welcome to 2015, in which you too can donate your hard-earned cash to help a mannequin travel across the ocean to be reunited with his (plastic) lover. What a world. Meet…

Claire Hannum | February 19, 2015 - 5:10 pm

I Was Blessed By LeVar Burton

Remember when, a few months ago, LeVar Burton — best known as an actor for his roles in “Roots” and “Star Trek: The Next Generation” — launched a Kickstarter campaign

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 11, 2015 - 2:30 pm

For $10, This L.A. Artist Will Tattoo Any Two Words Of Your Choice On Her Body

Los Angeles muralist Ilma Gore will trade you ad space on her skin for the insanely low cost of a $10 Kickstarter pledge. She’s trying to cover her entire body…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 14, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Compassionate Fashion: Help This Ethically Made Line Of Pashminas Support Kashmir Artisans

As many of us have learned the hard way, ethically made clothing can be really, really hard to find. Shawl Wallah is a refreshing alternative to sweatshop-made scarves — the brand creates…

Claire Hannum | September 24, 2014 - 4:30 pm

I Have Been Waiting My Whole Life For This Butter Knife

I love toast. I love butter. I especially love toast slathered in butter. And nothing ruins a perfectly good piece of toast like cold, hard butter that refuses…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 18, 2014 - 4:30 pm

“Dream, Girl” Documentary Raising Kickstarter Funds For Film About Women Who Lead

Looking for something to do with a little bit of cash in your pocket? Consider contributing to the Kickstarter fundraiser for “Dream, Girl,” a documentary about boss-ladies. “Dream, Girl,” directed…

Jessica Wakeman | August 6, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Cat Hamster Wheels Are A Thing Now

So many people love the bizarre idea of watching their cat run manically on a hamster wheel that a Kickstarter campaign for exactly that has raised over 18 times its…

Claire Hannum | July 31, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Help Turn One Of Dear Sugar’s Best Advice Columns Into An Animated Short

Hands down, my favorite advice columnist ever is Dear Sugar over at The Rumpus, best known as Wild memoirist Cheryl Strayed. Her collection of advice columns, Tiny Beautiful Things, sits on my nightstand and is a…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 2, 2014 - 11:30 am

LeVar Burton Weeps With Gratitude Over “Reading Rainbow” Kickstarter Donations

It’s been only one day since LeVar Burton launched a Kickstarter campaign to crowdsource funds to reboot iconic children’s show “Reading Rainbow” and he’s already hit over $2 million, twice his original…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 29, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Help Make This Documentary About Loving Your Body A Reality

You may remember Australian mom Taryn Brumfitt from the unconventional “before and after” photos she released in 2013, which showcased her transition from an ultra-fit body-building physique to an equally beautiful post-baby body.

Claire Hannum | May 15, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Would You Feed And Talk To Your Pets Via Remote Control?

Another addition to the “high-tech kitty feeder” canon has come onto the scene, and it allows you to watch, listen to and chat with your pets long-distance via wifi. When…

Claire Hannum | May 10, 2014 - 3:00 pm