| Oct 8, 2014
| 8:12 AM
Forget the rise and fall of hemlines as a measure of the economy's health. Chicagoans need only follow the fortunes of one of their most famous and indefatigable fashion designers, Maria Pinto.
Pinto launched her first fashion line in 1991, landing...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 2:29 PM
Up in Wisconsin, they're doing something creative with craft beer besides brewing it. They're turning microbreweries — and other small businesses — into investment opportunities for individuals.
It's an idea worth importing to Illinois, if...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 11:29 AM
Karl Werne, one of the best and most popular singer-songwriters in Hampton Roads, has launched an online fundraising campaign to complete a new CD.
Werne is currently recording a set of songs to be released as an album titled "This Little Notebook."...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 2:12 AM
Lindsey Averill spent most of her life thinking things would be better if she could just get skinnier.
She counted calories and worked out, but still couldn't reach the size she wanted, the one she saw on TV and in magazines. She put things off,...
| Jul 15, 2014
An Ohio man recently asked people on the Internet to give him money to make some potato salad. He wanted $10 but wound up with nearly $50,000 and counting.
That's bad news for potatoes but good news for Zack Brown, who used the fundraising website...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 10:17 AM
And today's mail brings this ...really, you can't make this stuff up people!
Twenty-Two Cannabis Entrepreneurs Complete Challenges
for a shot at The Marijuana Show’s Finalist Spots
The Marijuana Show launches...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 4:57 PM
“South Park,” Comedy Central's highly crass and irreverent animated comedy, was merciless in its 18th-season premiere Wednesday night, taking aim at the Washington Redskins and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
In the plot, the boys create a...
| May 29, 2014
| 11:42 AM
Butterfly in the sky, LeVar Burton can go twice as high -- and then some.
On Wednesday, the actor and former host of "Reading Rainbow" launched a Kickstarter campaign to revive the long-running educational children's program, a beloved mainstay on...
| May 30, 2014
| 2:15 PM
A new program manager is taking the reins at Orlando accelerator program Starter Studio.
Stephen Bowles, who runs a startup himself, is stepping in as Brian Wilson moves to Iowa.
Starter Studio currently has its second, three-month class at the GAI...
| May 19, 2014
| 3:00 AM
In a quiet hillside home in Topanga Canyon, filmmaker Brian McGuire instructed his cast members to take their shirts off, put their sunglasses on, snort fake cocaine and "party hard."
The 20-person cast and crew were filming a party scene for McGuire'...
| May 13, 2014
| 5:06 PM
A start-up independent gaming company in Huntington Beach is looking to release the next breakout smartphone app while giving a financial and educational boost to the pet adoption community.
Zuul Labs plans to launch "Tall Tails," its first creation, in...