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Primal Supply Launches Kickstarter for East Passyunk Butcher Shop

Butcher Heather Marold Thomason of Primal Supply Meats, a favorite of Philly restaurants, is opening a brick and mortar shop on East Passyunk to supply meat straight to the masses. Construction is underway but Thomason needs some more cash for the meat locker and butcher cases. And as of today, …

Scream at your Echo to heat up your jacket

It’s winter in New York, and heated jackets exist. Even heated jackets with apps exist. But until now, there hasn’t been one that claims to be “intelligent” and able to automatically adjust to a wearer’s habits. Ministry of Supply launched a Kickstarter campaign today for its “Mercury Intelligent …

Jackets

How embracing vulnerability can power innovation, creativity and change

From Jackson Pollock’s drip paintings illustrating his internal rage to Adele’s breakup album <i>21</i>, time and again people connect with work that reveals …

This Kickstarter comics anthology is for all of us who’ve felt alone in our sicknesses

Every morning, I listen to the ways my toes and knees crack into place, waiting for the day when an anomalous sound will alert me to the fact that my …

The Process: How I Made The Blaze Laserlight

My life as a hardware entrepreneur started at university, where I designed Blaze’s flagship product, the Laserlight. The Laserlight is a front-facing …

Syreeta Gates Chronicles Hip Hop Journalism History in 'Write On!'

Gates created a Kickstarter campaign to fund her documentary on the reporters and critics who influenced hip hop culture and music journalism.

Without a Compassby Nick Ripatrazone

‘This Close’ Is by and About Deaf People, but That’s Only the Beginning

LOS ANGELES — The need for more diversity in Hollywood is a popular topic of conversation these days. But at least one group tends to get left out of the discussion.<p>“There have been some deaf characters on television, but they are usually there so the hearing characters can learn something from …

Hip-hop suffragettes musical hopes to be a 'British Hamilton'

Producers seek funding to turn Suffrageddon into full show after rapturous reception to early material<p>At the moment, the material only stretches to 12 minutes. But – after a standing ovation at the London Palladium – producers of a fledgling hip-hop musical about the suffragettes are hopeful that …

Feminism

Director Jake Meginsky makes new Milford Graves documentary

Director Jake Meginsky has made a documentary about US drummer and avant garde pioneer Milford Graves. Meginsky filmed Graves in his back garden …

Film Festivals

The Building Materials Of The Future Are . . . Old Buildings

Just add mushrooms.<p>Every year, more than 530 million tons of construction and demolition waste like timber, concrete, and asphalt end up in landfills in the U.S.–about double the amount of waste picked up by garbage trucks every year from homes, businesses, and institutions. But what if all of the …

Framing

These minimalist 3D city maps are made of wood

Impressive!<p>Millennial pink, ‘grammable interiors, and wooden city maps? The latest design craze to hit the internet may be sweet, satisfying maps made of laser-cut layers. There were these intricate and delicate cut-paper maps, a gorgeous wooden variety representing lake topography, and now, …

Get the World's Hottest Peppers Mailed to You Every Month From This Subscription Service

For serious spice lovers.<p>If your spice obsession can no longer be satisfied by just putting Sriracha on every edible surface, but you're not quite …

Ethical Electronics

Three strategies for building hardware sustainably.<p><i>Last fall, Heather Corcoran, Kickstarter’s Design and Tech Lead for Europe, organized a</i> <i>series of</i> …

A Snapshot of Industrial Design's Bright Future

15 student projects from University of Illinois at Chicago School of Design<i>Every year, we look forward to seeing students from the University of</i> …

A Legal Guide Helps Artists Make and Protect Protest Art

Harvard’s Cyberlaw Clinic lays out a handy set of information about copyright law and related issues in its new “Cyberlaw Guide to Protest Art.” …

The Daily Buzz from Sundance: Day 9 (1/27/18)

Ever needed funding for a project that you were super assionate about but didn’t know how to go about it? Well, on today’s episode we have Elise …

Insider Tips on Crowdfunding Your Film on Kickstarter with Elise McCave

Insider Tips on How to Crowdfund Your Film on Kickstarter with Elise McCave<p>On the show today is <i>Elise McCave</i>, Director of Narrative Film at …

Crowd Funding

Filmmaker Matthew Cherry Signs "Hair Love" Book Deal

So here for this.<p>The animated film that celebrates a black father styling his daughter's hair is now turning into a book. After seeing a lack of representation of mainstream animated projects — and wanting to see more of black hair love among people of color — filmmaker and former NFL player, …

Fabric to Ministry of Sound: the new book on the graphics of clubbing

Designer Rick Banks has compiled Clubbed, a book exploring the last 35 years of graphics used on the UK club scene, and launched it through …

A new anthology will honor Arthur C. Clarke with 2,001-word stories

2001: An Odyssey in Words is now funding on Kickstarter<p>Science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke would have turned 100 years old in 2017. Over the course of his long career, he left a legacy that science fiction authors still follow, by putting a premium on the scientific realism in his stories. A …

EPMD’s Erick Sermon Enlists Pharrell, Ghostface Killah for New Album

Erick Sermon, the rapper and producer best known as one-half of the seminal hip-hop outfit EPMD, unveiled a biting new song, “Come Thru,” featuring …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Review: Andrea Riseborough is the Real Deal in the Imposter Tale "Nancy"

“I could be a total creep from the Internet, for all you know,” Jeb (John Leguizamo) tells Nancy (Andrea Riseborough) at a nondescript diner in an …

This New Magazine Is Giving a Voice to Creators of Color

Danielle Murray and Kaya Bandele. Photo by Micah Pegues. Courtesy of <i>Polychrome Mag</i>.Pat Budiman. Photo by Micah Pegues. Courtesy of <i>Polychrome Mag</i>.In …

Bustle & Kickstarter's Sundance Panel Uncovers The Sneaky Roots Of Film Industry Sexism

It's no secret that sexism is a huge factor in Hollywood, even now that women's voices are being heard more loudly. What does seem to be a secret is …

Unveiling Performance Space New York

Nomadic since 2011, Performance Space 122 has returned to its East Village home. For anyone who frequented the old PS122 — the site of rebellious experiments in dance, theater and hard-to-classify performance — the new, extensively renovated one may take some getting used to. There’s an elevator. …

A Round of Applause for the 2018 Grammy-nominated Kickstarter Creators

What do a reggae legend, a nine-piece vocal ensemble, a Cajun songwriter, and a MacArthur Genius all have in common? They’ve all funded …

A Bodice-Ripper Set in L.A.: This Bookstore Found a Niche in the Amazon Era

As startup ideas go, a brick-and-mortar bookstore selling only romance novels doesn’t sound particularly promising. Amazon.com Inc., after all, …

Two Thousand Pieces of Subway Ephemera

<i>In 2011, the Brooklyn-based photographer Brian Kelley began collecting old MetroCards, a project that soon transformed into a zealous obsession. After scouring all of the city’s 472 stations, he widened his scope to include maps, pins, tokens, buttons, uniforms, promotional papers, and other</i> …

New York City

This 'Harry Potter' Fan Film About Voldemort's Rise Is Better Than You Think

It's not official, but Warner Bros. did give this impressive film their blessing.<p>In 2016, after reading through “Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince,” a few filmmakers began crowdfunding the fan film “Voldemort: Origins Of The Heir,” which follows Voldemort’s path to evil. Word quickly reached …