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  • Hope For 'Lotus Leaf' After Unsuccessful Kickstarter Campaign

    Hope For 'Lotus Leaf' After Unsuccessful Kickstarter Campaign
    A few weeks ago, I profiled Julie Robbins, a pre-natal massage therapist and creator of a pillow-based sleeping system for expectant moms, in this Mommy Minute report. A Kickstarter campaign, aimed at making this design, called the Lotus Leaf, a reality...
  • Madison, Wis., becoming a force in video game industry

    MADISON, Wis. In the 20-plus years that Tim Gerritsen has been creating video games, working in the realm of imaginary battlefields and mythical kingdoms, the Wisconsin native has found himself in many of the real world's most innovative game...
  • What is Kernel? The Stealth Startup Sony Tapped to Stream 'The Interview' (Exclusive)

    The digital distribution of "The Interview" has become the coming-out party for an interesting new venture operating in stealth mode in partnership with Sony Pictures. The branding for Kernel is prominently displayed on the website on Seetheinterview....
  • Boosters hope for a revival at Seal Beach's Bay Theatre

    Boosters hope for a revival at Seal Beach's Bay Theatre
    Nick Carabetta isn't sure about the first movie that played at the Bay Theatre in Seal Beach. The theater opened in 1947, so a few educated guesses are possible: the holiday classic "Miracle on 34th Street," maybe, or the Oscar-winner "Gentleman's...
  • Australian director makes a big Hollywood splash with 'Babadook'

    It looks as if Jennifer Kent may soon be balancing Australia in one hand and Hollywood in the other. Her writing/directing feature debut, the creepshow thriller "The Babadook," is a tale of human loss and horror, with a widowed mother and son being...
  • Student researchers turn to public to fund projects

    Young researchers at Pennsylvania's top universities are turning to the public to fund science experiments. Using a crowdfunding platform called experiment.com, four researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have raised nearly $12,000, and three...
  • Looking for the next Cards Against Humanity at the Toy and Game Fair

    Looking for the next Cards Against Humanity at the Toy and Game Fair
    It’s called the Chicago Toy and Game Fair, but there’s more than just kids’ stuff at the annual two-day spectacle—held last weekend at the Navy Pier. Many creators and publishers of adult-friendly board and card games come to...
  • Fly us to the moon, UK space mission asks public

    Fly us to the moon, UK space mission asks public
    A British space venture is giving ordinary citizens the chance to leave their mark on the moon in a decade's time while helping scientists scout a possible location for a permanent base there. Lunar Mission One launched a crowdfunding drive on Wednesday...
  • Check out this device that can use your motions to charge your phone

    Check out this device that can use your motions to charge your phone
    A group of Northwestern University graduate students have found a solution to a problem of the digital age: what to do when your cell phone is dying while you’re out, and there’s no outlet or charger in sight. Enter AMPY, a portable device...
  • Griffin Dunne on Joan Didion Doc's Kickstarter Success: 'We Were Flabbergasted'

    Joan Didion isn't just a literary lion. She's also a crowdfunding star. A new documentary about "The Year of Magical Thinking" author has more than doubled its $80,000 goal on Kickstarter -- a result that co-director Griffin Dunne says is a testament...
  • A Chicago work-readiness program that's working

    A Chicago work-readiness program that's working
    The do-gooders of Chicago spend a lot of time thinking about how to fix education and work-readiness programs, often seen as the only stairways to upward mobility. For 14 years, Jeff McCarter has run one called Free Spirit Media. It has taken that...