Public artworks have the power to uplift a city. Sometimes they end up in a museum, but other times in a dumpster.
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.
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.
When the police can’t afford to solve cold cases, deep-pocketed donors can.
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.
Zestworld, which counts Alexis Ohanian as a supporter, will allow comic book writers and artists to present new work and reap the benefits.
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.
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.
Whether as tribute or corrective, these movies have proliferated in recent years in part because the studio’s trilogy has inspired strong reactions.
The owner of the house in Queens wants supporters to purchase the home as a parting gift to the president.
Owners say the #BuyBlack movement and digital strengths have spurred sales.
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.