Does Public Art Have an Afterlife?

Public artworks have the power to uplift a city. Sometimes they end up in a museum, but other times in a dumpster.

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In India, Parents of Children with Rare Disease Plea for Help Online

India makes many of the world’s drugs, but treatments for rare diseases like spinal muscular atrophy are imported and prohibitively costly. In desperation, parents are raising funds on social media.

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Minnesota Woman to Repay $120,000 Raised in Philando Castile’s Name

The Minnesota attorney general’s office said most of the money Pamela Fergus raised to pay off students’ lunch debt was not used as intended.

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Philanthropists Push Police Searches of DNA Databases

When the police can’t afford to solve cold cases, deep-pocketed donors can.

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Fantasy Author Raises $15.4 Million in 24 Hours to Self-Publish

Brandon Sanderson set out to raise $1 million on Kickstarter in 30 days to fund four new books. He blew past it in about 35 minutes.

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Zestworld Will Give Comic Book Creators a Greater Stake

Zestworld, which counts Alexis Ohanian as a supporter, will allow comic book writers and artists to present new work and reap the benefits.

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Officer Who Gave $25 to Kyle Rittenhouse’s Defense Loses Job

Lt. William Kelly of the Norfolk Police Department in Virginia was relieved of duty by city officials, who said his support for the Kenosha, Wis., shooting suspect undermined the public’s trust in law enforcement.

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If Government Did Its Job We Might Not Need GoFundMe

The crowdfunding platform helps people pay their rent and medical bills. Its chief executive, Tim Cadogan, says it was never meant to be a social safety net.

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The Force (and a Lenient Disney) Is With ‘Star Wars’ Fan Filmmakers

Whether as tribute or corrective, these movies have proliferated in recent years in part because the studio’s trilogy has inspired strong reactions.

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Trump Faithful Asked to Donate $3 Million to Buy His Boyhood Home

The owner of the house in Queens wants supporters to purchase the home as a parting gift to the president.

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Black-Owned Watch Brands Rising

Owners say the #BuyBlack movement and digital strengths have spurred sales.

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Comic Books Flourish on Crowdfunding Sites, Drawing Big Publishers

Prominent arrivals include Boom Studios, which is working with Keanu Reeves on a Kickstarter project. But critics are questioning whether projects from established publishers are crowding out others.

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