Posts Tagged: Kickstarter

Sound & Vision: Brandon Stosuy

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Allyson McCabe talks with music journalist, editor, and curator Brandon Stosuy about his path to music journalism, how the industry has changed, and what he’s working on now.

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Sound & Vision: Leah Hennessey

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Allyson McCabe talks with Leah Hennessey, a co-creator of the DIY web series Zhe Zhe, about the art of performance in the age of Trump.

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The Business of Making Art: A Conversation with Beatriz Ramos

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Beatriz Ramos discusses DADA, the digital platform she hopes will democratize art and reimagine the Internet’s potential for visual artists.

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The Card Game Everyone Will Be Playing This Holiday Season

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Electric Literature just launched a fundraising campaign for their new literary card game full of crude humor and punny jokes about favorite classic authors and works. According to its Kickstarter page, Papercuts: A Party Game for the Rude and Well-Read is “what Kurt Vonnegut, James Baldwin, and Virginia Woolf would play if they were alive, […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Sara Benincasa

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Comedian Sara Benincasa opens up about her latest book Real Artists Have Day Jobs, adjusting to success, Venn-diagramming love, and the loss of Morley Safer.

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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The project to bring a second bookstore to Queens, New York has met its Kickstarter goal. The borough of 2.2 million people was down to a single bookstore, Astoria Bookshop, after a Forest Hills Barnes & Noble closed. Bangkok has a thriving bookstore scene. Amazon targets New York City’s literary scene with a brick and […]

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Sound & Vision: Alice Bag

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Allyson McCabe talks with Alice Bag, one of LA punk’s first frontwomen in the mid-70s as the lead singer and co-founder of the Bags, and who has just released her self-titled debut solo album.

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GoDefundMe

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There’s no denying that crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have brought resources to artists and causes that wouldn’t have found support a decade ago. However, according to Emma Hoffman at WIRED, a dark side is emerging. Everything—from academic research projects, to elementary school classes, to parks and recreation departments—is seen as crowdfundable, meaning that […]

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A Woman, A Part, A Movie, A Campaign

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Of all possible women characters, how did I ever end up writing about an actress? Having spent two decades making films and art about women’s experiences from a feminist perspective, I realized that actresses are the ultimate representation of women—they tell our culture who and what a woman is, what she wants and feels. Feminist […]

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Chief O’Brien on Kickstarter

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If you love Rumpus contributor Jon Adams‘s webcomic Chief O’Brien at Work but hate the hassle of using the Internet, you can now get the tales of Chief O’Brien’s workplace angst (including never-before-seen strips!) in a big book. Support Adams’s efforts on Kickstarter and get cool rewards like original art work, t-shirts, guest appearances—and the satisfaction of knowing you helped out […]

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Kicking & Screaming: Week #4

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Welcome back to the blog mini-series where I write about my experience running a Kickstarter campaign to help release an album. Before I started working on my campaign, I asked friends what they thought about Kickstarter. I was kind of surprised by the negative responses. Everything from “Kickstarter is dead,” to comparing crowdfunding to a […]

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The Saturday Rumpus Interview: Ijeoma Oluo

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Ijeoma Oluo discusses feminism, coloring, badass women, and being a troller of trolls.

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Help Keep Up Belt

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Belt Magazine (whose Editor-in-Chief happens to be the Rumpus’s own Martha Bayne) is the only magazine that publishes independent journalism about the Rust Belt—and it pays all of its contributors a fair wage. In order to keep paying its writers for 2015, Belt is holding a Kickstarter. Pitch in to support Belt, and you can […]

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Literature’s Crowdfunded Future

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From small presses to literary journals, crowdfunding has grown into a major source of money for publishing. Authors are even turning to services like Kickstarter to fund their booktours, like Sarah Gerard, author of Binary Star. Her successful campaign raised more than $9,000 for her book tour. To date, Kickstarter has raised more than $70m […]

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McSweeney’s Seeks Donations

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The 18-year-old independent publisher McSweeney’s is looking to raise some money for a new wave of projects. The publisher of Timothy McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, The Believer, The Organist podcast, and more has launched a Kickstarter campaign, with plenty of rewards (including book recommendations from or conversation with Rumpus founder Stephen Elliott).

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Redefining the Commons

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A library is rarely ever just a library, often evolving alongside the community it serves. The Lacuna Project is taking this idea literally by building a library made entirely of books for this year’s Bay Area Book Festival. Festival-goers will be able to remove (and keep) books without damaging the structure, whose lighting and acoustics […]

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Sound & Vision: Scott Crawford

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Director and punk rock enthusiast Scott Crawford talks with Allyson McCabe about his film Salad Days, his punk fanzine Metrozine, Kickstarter, and DIY music culture.

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Why Didion Remains

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We like to think of Joan Didion as glamorous, the sunglasses-wearing, VOGUE-working, New York loving-and-leaving writer that we all could have been if only life had turned out a little differently. We imagine her sitting down to edit with a cocktail at the end of the day (her actual practice), writing screenplays with her handsome […]

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Kickstarting “Desire”

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Yony Leyser, director of the documentary about William S. Burroughs, is making a feature film about Berlin’s queer community, and he needs your help to crowdfund it. Over at Indiewire, Leyser explains his desire to deglamorize the city’s dark underground scene and explore what it means to be a member of a community whose definition is […]

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A Sci-Fi Anthology with a Mission

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Racialicious links to a supercool Kickstarter for a project called Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements. They describe it as “an anthology of radical science and speculative fiction written by organizers and activists,” and they only need around $8000 for it. Plus the gifts look pretty sweet—for $20, you get a sci-fi […]

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