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  • 'Squirrel truth' ads debut on CTA

    'Squirrel truth' ads debut on CTA
    Now arriving on the CTA: the squirrel truth. Ads that feature satirical squirrel "facts" began popping up on the Red Line this month after a Chicago comedian successfully raised more than $4,000 through a Kickstarter fundraising campaign. "Facts" on...
  • Celia Rivenbark: How about a kickstart into the employment line?

    I need some new living room drapes and, truth be told, one of those oversized round ottomans with the little tufted buttons, preferably in a celery color to coordinate with the new drapes. All told, I need about $1,800 to make these two things happen. I'm...
  • New publishing trends reshaping reading

    New publishing trends reshaping reading
    In November, a pair of technology journalists issued the latest in what seems to be a constant stream of announcements proclaiming the start of a book publishing revolution. First, co-authors Jason Hiner and Lyndsey Gilpin said they would crowdfund...
  • More big brands are tapping creative crowdsourcing sites

    More big brands are tapping creative crowdsourcing sites
    To fashion an alluring look for its latest pair of DC Shoes, Quiksilver extended far beyond its team of in-house artists. It challenged a worldwide crowd. Entrepreneurs have grown accustomed to spinning their projects into motion by using crowdfunding...
  • Crowdfunding For Musical, Brindlebeast

    Crowdfunding For Musical, Brindlebeast
    What do they have in common? Many take advantage of crowd-funding websites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, looking to raise money for their creative endeavors. If you're not familiar with the format, crowd-funding websites describe the creative person's...
  • Got battery? Lots of low battery hacks but no quick fix

    Got battery? Lots of low battery hacks but no quick fix
    At a cozy watering hole in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, bartender Kathy Conway counted four different phone chargers behind the bar. Call it the scourge of the red zone, call it battery anxiety. Smartphone users are tired of begging to...
  • TLC's fans are 'No Scrubs,' push group to Kickstarter goal in three days

    TLC's fans are 'No Scrubs,' push group to Kickstarter goal in three days
    Sure, TLC sang "What About Your Friends" back in the day, but members needn't worry about anyone turning their backs on them. Less than three days after the group asked fans to fund its final album via a Kickstarter campaign, TLC has surpassed its...
  • Why TLC turned to Kickstarter for its final album

    Why TLC turned to Kickstarter for its final album
    Sixteen years after TLC printed thousands of fan names in the liner notes of its Grammy-winning album “FanMail,” the group has again turned to its supporters to steer a project --¬†but for a price. The groundbreaking R&B/hip-hop group plans...
  • Lucky Taco's Fortuitous Find On Manchester's Main Street

    Lucky Taco's Fortuitous Find On Manchester's Main Street
    Erin and Dave Emmons joke that their food truck was "held together with bubble gum and bale wire" in its first year. In the summer of 2011, the married couple bought the former newspaper delivery vehicle and transformed it into Lucky Taco, quickly gaining...
  • New executive director sets goals for chamber of commerce

    The for-profit business world was losing its luster, and Roger Sosa was looking for work that would make him feel good about himself again. He got into the world of chambers of commerce. Sosa is now the executive director of the Buffalo Grove...
  • 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...