West Virginia’s public school teachers have walked out en masse in a wildcat strike, demanding an end to decades of real-terms wage cuts that have left them among the poorest-paid teachers in America, as well as skyrocketing health insurance costs.
Despite struggling with poverty themselves, West Virginia’s teachers have taken it upon themselvesRead More
Gawker was bankrupted by Peter Thiel, who secretly backed Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against the network of news, entertainment and gossip sites in an act of petty revenge.
Now, Gawker’s assets — that is, its archives — are up for sale. Peter Thiel is rumored to be considering purchasing them, and it’s not aRead More
Fred Benenson (previously) just quit his job to make weird internet stuff, something he excels at: his latest is Pitch Deck, a kickstarted card game that uses a madlibs/Cards Against Humanity-style mechanism to challenge you to come up with excellent pitches for terrible startups.
$25 gets you a set. It’s a crowdfunder, soRead More
Designer, maker and writer Hillary Predko’s “Kipple Field Notes” is five short essays on the nature of stuff in the 21st century, its relationship to justice, the environment, cities, intergenerational strife, housing, and geopolitics.
It’s my kind of thing, acknowledging the pleasures and desirability of physical things without excusing the environmental and humanRead More
Social media can be full of trolls and fake news but this uplifting story shows what happens when people unite their forces for a good cause. Thousands of people have donated to a crowdfunding platform to save Mothe-Chandeniers chateau in Trois-Moutiere, Western France. With a contribution of at least €51 (£45; $61) each, a totalRead More
Game designer Chad Walker is crowdfunding his latest game: SIGMATA: This Signal Kills Fascists, shooting for USD10,000 in pre-orders to produce “a cyberpunk tabletop role-playing game about ethical insurgency against a fascist regime, taking place in a dystopian vision of 1980’s America.”
$16 gets you a PDF, $28 gets you a softcover rule-book;Read More
I’ve long thought that online crowdfunding campaigns were ripe for fraudulent activity. Drum up a decent sob story (or rip one off from the headlines) and you too can have strangers sending you money you don’t deserve.
Well, for just over a year now, Adrienne Gonzalez of Richmond, Virginia has been tracking GoFundMeRead More