| Jul 8, 2014
| 9:27 AM
The Internet has really done it this time.
The most popular campaign on crowd-funding website Kickstarter.com is a potato salad. Really. Not a feature film or the latest tech gadget, but a mixture of potatoes and mayonnaise from the kitchen of an Ohio...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 2:30 PM
A crowdfunding campaign for Rooster Teeth's "Lazer Team" sci-fi comedy movie has raised a record $2.48 million from 37,497 funders in a month on the Indiegogo site.
Indiegogo and Rooster Teeth said the campaign has surpassed the Indiegogo campaign for TV...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 9:32 AM
The Patio Theater in Portage Park is for sale, according to Demetri Kouvalis, who rehabbed the venue three years ago. Built in 1927, the movie theater has been in Kouvalis’ family since 1987.
Closed since May due to a broken air conditioner,...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 2:25 PM
Has it really been 10 years? Are things so different now? Are we? Is Zach Braff's new "Wish I Was Here" a spiritual sequel to "Garden State," his 2004 directorial debut? Answer key: yes, yes, maybe, kind of but not really.
Uncertainty and transition,...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 12:38 PM
Jarrett Adams' legal aspirations took hold in an unusual place: his prison cell. It was there, not long into his 28-year sentence for sexual assault, that a cellmate suggested he spend less time working out and more time proving his innocence if he was...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 10:50 AM
"Scrubs" alum Zach Braff made his directorial feature debut a decade ago with "Garden State," and now, as writer, director and star, he has managed a second film about actors and their insecurities. This one, "Wish I Was Here," he co-wrote with his...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 7:14 AM
Would you pay $60,000 for potato salad? Many people around the country and the world would, apparently.
A Kickstarter campaign that started as a spoof on the popular fundraising website has raised nearly $60,000 in one man's attempt to make his first...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 4:38 PM
About a mile off Chicago’s shore, a local businessman wants to create a floating city complete with sundecks, restaurants, a swimming pool and plenty of room for boats to dock.
But before the first bottle of champagne can be uncorked on Breakwater...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Jazz lovers have shown strong support for Don Cheadle's Miles Davis biopic "Miles Ahead," which has topped its crowdfunding campaign goal of $325,000.
With 11 hours to go on the six-week Indiegogo campaign, the project had hit $335,766 from 1,984...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Don Cheadle has become the latest filmmaker to launch a crowdfunding campaign, seeking to raise $325,000 to support his Miles Davis biopic "Miles Ahead."
Kristen Bell, Zach Braff and Spike Lee have all used Kickstarter campaigns to raise funds for...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 6:54 PM
Entrepreneur Beau D’Arcy paints a romantic picture when talking about his latest venture, a floating entertainment complex called Breakwater Chicago.
“When you’re on Breakwater, you have the ability to have a great dinner, a glass of...