| Jan 25, 2014
| 1:33 PM
PARK CITY, Utah -- One of the more divisive movies at the Sundance Film Festival has been Zach Braff’s “Wish I Was Here,” the actor-filmmaker’s follow-up to “Garden State” that, with a major assist from Kickstarter, has...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Lobster shell disease -- a nasty business that can cause the shell to discolor or rot off completely -- has affected the southern New England lobster industry and reportedly is on the move.
The disease turns the color of the lobster shells from their...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 5:33 PM
French vintners just don’t seem to be able to catch a break.
Mother Nature has been very, very bad this season to winemakers in Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne and Alsace, the country's most prestigious wine-growing regions.
A violent hailstorm...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 6:50 AM
For most people, playing in the NFL would be the pinnacle of their wage-earning life.
Ed Cunningham’s NFL career is just another line on his long and varied résumé.
Cunningham, who spent five seasons as a center for the Arizona Cardinals and...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 1:36 PM
Filmmakers Alex and Andrew Smith were thrilled but stressed Thursday afternoon as the debut of their passion project, "Winter in the Blood," about life on an Indian reservation, rapidly approached.
The Montana natives were close family friends with...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 5:00 AM
"Criminal Minds" TV star Shemar Moore has canceled a fundraising campaign on Kickstarter and moved it to Indiegogo.
Moore started the fundraiser for his new film project, "The Bounce Back," on May 23, but canceled it about two weeks before its funding...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 7:49 AM
The ubiquitous James Franco, author, actor, etc., etc., is raising funds on the website Indiegogo for a three-film series based on his 2011 short story collection, "Palo Alto."
The book, which was Franco's debut in the world of letters, was inspired...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Laura Dern's HBO comedy "Enlightened" may have been canceled in March but, as the actress noted in a live video chat, that doesn't mean it's gone for good.
After all, Dern's close friend Mitch Hurwitz ("Arrested Development") saw his show find renewed...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 6:21 PM
Last week there was a hubbub over a Kickstarter campaign to fund a "seduction" guidebook that included passages that encouraged men to be assertive with women. "Don't ask for permission. Be dominant. Force her to rebuff your advances," and other amateur...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 12:21 PM
Lots of filmmakers want to jump from YouTube clips to regular movies and TV, but how many are doing so on the power of fart jokes?
"Dick Figures," an animated YouTube series featuring crude drawing and equally crude humor, has been made into a 73-...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 2:23 PM
On Monday evening, the summer crowds were thick on the Venice boardwalk.
Up at Dudley Avenue, near the northern end of the bustling oceanfront strip, a crowd gathered for a vigil to honor the victims of Saturday’s car rampage that injured 16...