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“I don’t want people to pat themselves on the back like, ‘I have a woman filmmaker, I have three filmmakers of color.’ We need the change without people patting themselves on the back for being a good guy and doing the right thing and just do the right thing.” READ MORE »


Entertainment

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


Entertainment

The wheels on the bus say, “BAN ALL MEN, BAN ALL MEN, BAN ALL MEN.” READ MORE »


Celebs

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 received little interest from film studios.

Adam Nimoy is a TV director and film professor, so the production, titled “For the Love of… READ MORE »


Tech

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


Style

The only lip balm that won’t emsaculate you, guaranteed. READ MORE »


News

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 Miss Havisham. This is how my home has ended up littered with a game that promised to be the next Cards Against Humanity (it was… READ MORE »


Entertainment

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. READ MORE »


Style

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 costumes they could find were marketed to boys. Muhm’s discouraged daughter told her mom that only boys could go to space and that she wanted… READ MORE »


News

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 there, and he worried if he’d ever see them again. He arrived in the city with his camera, struggling to grasp the enormity of the… READ MORE »


Style

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 Léo, a mannequin for French underwear brand Le Slip Français, who fell in love with an American mannequin during Paris Fashion Week, only for her to be whisked back… READ MORE »


Celebs

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 to bring back the iconic PBS children’s show, “Reading Rainbow”? The goal was to raise $1 million over the course of 30 days, but the… READ MORE »


Style

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 with tattoos for her next exhibition, meaning, to be clear, that the process of getting tattooed from head to toe is the exhibition itself.
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Style

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 Pashminas by employing a cooperative of families in Kashmir, Northern India, where Pashmina originated. To make the beautiful scarves Shawl Wallah sells, super fine Pashmina… READ MORE »


Style

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 to spread, breaks the bread and nestles into little chunks that refuse to melt. And then when you bite into it? Dry toast with chunks… READ MORE »


News

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 by Erin Bagwell, will focus on female entrepreneurs and their startups, showing to the younger generation that CEO can be your favorite position, too. They… READ MORE »


News

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 goal. Over $189,000 has been raised for the “One Fast Cat” exercise wheel. Indoor cats who don’t need to hunt to survive struggle with a… READ MORE »


Entertainment

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 regular resource when I need a little inspiration, motivation or just a reminder that I can find resilience within. That’s why I’m so psyched to… READ MORE »


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