Back in November, sisters Bea and Leah Koch raised $91,187 on Kickstarter to launch America’s first bookstore dedicated to romance novels. Clearly they are an organized pair, because it’s already been up and running a month.
No justice, no peace: Kickstarter has suspended one entrepreneurial woman’s crowdfunding campaign to receive fair compensation for the complicated, prolonged odyssey into the male mind we otherwise know as “reading Jonathan Franzen.”
There are plenty of us who’ve donated our own precious free time to read the works of Jonathan Franzen—though whether it was worth it to give up hours (days maybe!) of viable television watching in order to slog through Freedom or Purity is highly debatable. Too bad that none of us were as enterprising as Amy Collier,…
When I learned about Freck Yourself, a Kickstarter-funded beauty product which promises semipermanent freckles at any time of year, I wanted to be like, “Haha, wow, lame.” But I couldn’t, because I look very adorable with freckles.
If you’re interested in tracking the color and volume of your menstrual flow, then cool, this product may be for you.
Traveling—comfortably, anyhow—requires bringing a lot of little stuff. This, in turn, requires a lot of sifting through your bag(s) to access said stuff, which can be exasperating, a little time-consuming, and straight-up frustrating. But via a well-funded Kickstarter project comes a beacon of hope.
If you’ve shopped for kids clothing or even wandered through a Babies R Us lately, you’ll know that the options for little girls are heavy on the light pink, hot pink, sparkles, tutus, and leopard print.
Once upon a time, you could get your tales of love in several forms—paperback romances and rom-coms, sure, but also romance comics. While they've fallen out of fashion, one woman wants to bring them back.
It takes a lot to make a house a home. Some people go for bright colors and comfortable furnishings. Some, if Etsy is to be believed, recognize that there's no way to make a home more personal than by sticking handmade tchotchkes all over the place. And you? You can buy a collection of "fart jars" for $500.
Is Nickelback really the worst band in the world? Yes, yes they are. Because of that indisputable fact, one man has launched a campaign to stop them from playing in his city.
In July, Andreja Pejic, the Serbian-born Australian model who rose to fame for her androgynous look and style, came out as a trans woman. Now, she and a filmmaker friend are creating a documentary about her past as well as her uncertain future in modeling and are asking for support for their Kickstarter campaign.
There are a lot of people with abysmal ideas panhandling via Kickstarter. And then there's Holly Stewart, who used the platform to raise money to support her art, which is making enormous quilted polyester penises. Art dongs. Hand-crafted wangs.
Thanks to Reading Rainbow, we all know you can learn and do anything with just a book and your imagination. But perhaps it's time to consider the dark side of such a power and ask ourselves: What's LeVar Burton really planning?
It took less than 24 hours for LeVar Burton's reboot and expansion of Reading Rainbow to reach its $1 million goal, and the ticker is currently closing on $2 million. Obviously, there's a lot of people out there who're still very grateful for the public-television classic.
You've been freaking out about it long enough, so why not take a peek at the first few minutes of one the most highly anticipated film versions of a television show you were crazy about growing up.
Some dude has created a Kickstarter for Period Panties, which are special underpants with lurid cartoons on them that you can wear when you're on your period. Period Panties are meant to helpfully eliminate the difficulty of explaining to your significant other that you are menstruating (because saying "I am on my…
Earlier this week, British musician Devonté Hynes lost all his belongings when a fire broke out in his apartment. Even more tragically, the fire killed his beloved dog Cupid. Seeking a way to help, the mother of his girlfriend Samantha Urbani (of the band Friends) started a Go Fund Me that has raised over $24,000 from…
Athena's Daughters is an upcoming anthology written, edited, and illustrated entirely by women, and it's looking for a little crowdfunding support. You can also pledge your dollars toward 3D scanned skull jewelry, a massive zombie taxonomy poster, and a series of beautifully illustrated art books.
The only real question is: Why has it taken so long?