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  • 'Peabody,' '300' beat 'Need for Speed'; 'Single Moms Club' weak

    'Peabody,' '300' beat 'Need for Speed'; 'Single Moms Club' weak
    DreamWorks Animation's "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" scored a box-office victory with a strong second weekend as "Need for Speed" fell short of expectations and "Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club" bombed.  The 3-D animated "Mr. Peabody," a comedy about a...
  • 'Veronica Mars' and the Kickstarter model: Who's it for?

    The tweets were coming fast and furious before many of the weekend screenings had rolled their credits: “Veronica Mars,” the Rob Thomas cult show revived as a Kickstarter film to much fanfare last year, was a bust. You probably saw five in...
  • Soundboard Talks: Beth McKee

    Soundboard Talks: Beth McKee
    Orlando singer-songwriter Beth McKee started her musical career in New Orleans and embeds the creative DNA of that destination into the albums that she has recorded here in recent years. That catalog includes "I’m That Way" (2009), a well-received...
  • How to kindle your own change

    How to kindle your own change
    ''WESTY" WESTENBERGER 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. The weather...
  • Solid advice on starting a small business, from people who've been there

    Brazen Careerist Small business owners are generally happier than the average worker. They get to choose their own schedules, they're usually building a business based on their personal interests, and many don't see profitability as the end-all, be-all...
  • Now you can shower with your smartphone (You know you want to)

    Now you can shower with your smartphone (You know you want to)
    It's official. We're addicted to our smartphones. You probably already knew that. But if not, here's your proof: There's now a water-proof shower cap for your smartphone. A London-based Kickstarter campaign reached its bare-bones funding goal mere...
  • Hollywood, help save the small town cinema

    Hollywood, help save the small town cinema
    My great-grandfather founded the Rialto Theater in tiny Grayling, Mich., in 1915. His handbills advertised an opening-day screening of "The Twenty-Million-Dollar Mystery" on "two good single reels." I run the same theater today, almost 99 years later....
  • Burb's Eye View: 3D printing represents a wave of the future

    Burb's Eye View: 3D printing represents a wave of the future
    How do I know we live in the future? Because on Saturday I watched a couple of school kids enter a virtual world where they built a toy robot and were ready to manufacture it in a few hours. At the Burbank Marriott last weekend, dozens of companies...
  • Berlin: Crowdfunding Catches on With European Filmmakers

    Crowdfunding films in Europe is still in its infancy, but some enterprising producers have launched campaigns, using a few opportunities not yet available in the U.S. -- and are facing a different set of challenges. American filmmakers have mainly used...
  • For Richard Friend, finding lost Laurel is 'labor of love'

    Richard Friend, 41, who says he grew up "on the other side of the tracks," at Steward Manor apartments at Routes 197 and 198, spends much of his spare time restoring all sorts of artifacts from Laurel retailers, movie theaters and restaurants,...
  • Rapper Lil Dicky Reaches Kickstarter Goal

    Kickstarter campaigns are not only helping movies get off the ground, as rapper Lil Dicky can attest. The internet rapper recently reached his Kickstarter campaign goal of $70,000, but instead of it going towards the production of a film, the money...