Initially crowdfunding seemed like this great, creative way to finance things, but was it possible that it was also distracting us from demanding real change from financial institutions?

Feb 22, 2014 at 11:00am | 31 comments

body image
What if the energy that goes into nitpicking other women -- or people in general, really, their appearance, their work, their ambitions -- what if, instead, we put that energy into supporting each other?
Crowdfunding efforts have more than tripled, and current campaigns are projected to raise more than $5.1 billion worldwide in 2013.

Sep 19, 2013 at 2:30pm | 84 comments

street harassment
A couple of kickass new Kickstarter projects are reminding me that crowdfunding can totally be a good thing (er, when cheap celebrities aren't abusing it).
At a low point in the campaign, I was trolling Craigslist wondering if I could possibly raise $30,000 by letting fetishists rub my feet.

Aug 13, 2013 at 12:30pm | 52 comments

veronica mars
Logan and Veronica may be my OTP, but I’m not 100% convinced this crowdfunded project should be a source of universal rejoicing, because it’s creating a lot of sticky thoughts about media, ownership, and production.