| Sep 18, 2014
| 6:57 AM
It has been a while since singer Jo Dee Messina's last — and only — trip to Walt Disney World. She remembers seeing Cinderella, Space Mountain and "maybe a glimpse of the parade," she said. She was about 8 years old.
She will see more as the...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 8:10 AM
Kids are going back to school. And chefs are getting back into the kitchen, fired up with ideas that percolated over the summer. Some are planning pop-ups to showcase a new menu or a coming restaurant or cafe. A Baja California chef is coming north to...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 8:03 AM
Versatile Waterbury musician Erik Kukanskis plays drums for country-tinged punk band Eurisko, fronts Lazywayout and has a solo acoustic project called Saltwater Man. We invited Kukanskis to the CTNow White Room to do a song.
Unfortunatley, the space was...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 6:11 PM
The Internet wasn't slowing down, but a special version of that dreaded "spinning wheel of death" popped up on numerous online sites Wednesday as pages were being loaded.
The loading symbol on Netflix, Reddit, Kickstarter, Etsy and dozens of other sites...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 6:53 AM
This could bring a new meaning to "wearing fur."
A Tampa woman is hoping to start a new fashion trend by turning dog hair into high-end purses, WPTV reports.
Doris Carvalho, 50, has started a Kickstarter.com crowdfunding campaign to raise $15,000 to...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 5:43 AM
Legendary mentalist The Amazing Kreskin has launched a kickstarter campaign for an off-Broadway show to celebrate his 80th birthday next year.
Kreskin who was born George Kresge Jr. in Montclair, N.J., and still lives in New Jersey, plans to produce a...
| Jan 5, 2014
After the relatively indolent holidays, professional paddleboarder Michael "Westy" Westenberger jump-starts his training in January, which requires a bit of creativity, given the chunks of ice floating in the lake.
| Jan 9, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The world premiere of Jon Favreau's comedy "Chef" has been selected as the opening night film for the 21st South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival on March 7 in Austin, Texas.
The festival also announced Thursday it will screen Rob Thomas'...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Inside a small TV studio in Los Angeles, Ondi Timoner is absorbed again in the making of documentaries. She's on the phone discussing editing options for one project, then planning for the fundraising event of another. Standing nearby is director...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Vimeo is launching a new program for independent filmmakers, promising to dole out up to $500,000 to help them market their films if they have raised at least $10,000 from crowdfunding sites.
In exchange, the filmmakers must grant Vimeo an exclusive...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 4:30 PM
When Zach Braff's $5 million dramedy "Wish I Was Here" premieres Jan. 18, it will be one of 20 Sundance films funded through Kickstarter, alongside six financed via Indiegogo.
As the number of crowdsourced films and budgets continues to grow (including...