kickstarter http://nhpr.org en The Return Of A Comic Book Heroine: Nelvana Of The Northern Lights http://nhpr.org/post/return-comic-book-heroine-nelvana-northern-lights <p>It seems like every summer, another classic superhero gets ripped from the pages of Marvel or D.C. comics and is adapted, or rebooted, for the big screen. You don’t have to be a comic book super fan to recognize icons like Superman, Batman, or Wonder Woman, but what about the telepathic Nelvana of the Northern&nbsp;Lights?</p><p>What, you never heard of her?</p><p>Two Canadian comic book fans,&nbsp;<strong>Hope Nicholson</strong>&nbsp;and <strong>Rachel Richy,</strong>&nbsp;are hoping to change that <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hopelnicholson/nelvana-of-the-northern-lights-canadas-first-super">with a Kickstarter campaign</a> to fund the first ever reprint of Nelvana comics for a new generation of fans to enjoy. Thu, 31 Oct 2013 13:44:19 +0000 Logan Shannon 37723 at http://nhpr.org The Return Of A Comic Book Heroine: Nelvana Of The Northern Lights Drugs, Murder, And Music: The Narco-Corrido http://nhpr.org/post/drugs-murder-and-music-narco-corrido <p>Los Tigres del Norte’s 1972 breakthrough hit, “Contrabando y Traicion” – is a song which, despite its cheery tone and instrumentation, tells the dark tale of two lovers trafficking marijuana in the tires of their car…a story that ends in betrayal and murder.&nbsp; &nbsp;The song is what is called a “narco-corrido”, or drug ballad.&nbsp; After returning from a two-year stint teaching grade-school in one of the most dangerous parts of Honduras, <strong>Ted Griswold </strong>and<strong> Chris Valdes </strong>find themselves wanting to return… they’re raising funds on <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/the-sound-of-sangre/the-sound-of-sangre-a-feature-length-documentary" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a> for a documentary film about Honduras’ most famous underground drug-ballad band, Los Plebes de Olancho.</p><p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 15:11:32 +0000 Virginia Prescott 32551 at http://nhpr.org Drugs, Murder, And Music: The Narco-Corrido Kickstarting The Colonial Theatre http://nhpr.org/post/kickstarting-colonial-theatre <p><a href="http://bethlehemcolonialtheatre.org/" target="_blank">The Colonial Theatre</a> in Bethlehem, New Hampshire, is among the oldest continually running movie theatres in the country, and is currently the only venue for showing independent movies in northern New Hampshire. Now, nearly 100 years after opening its doors, The Colonial may have to stop showing films. Like many indie theaters across the country, The Colonial has to convert to the digital format adopted by the film industry if it wants to show new releases. The theatre recently launched a $10,000 <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1654619574/bring-digital-cinema-to-new-hampshires-oldest-thea" target="_blank">Kickstarter campaign</a> to help pay for and install digital projection equipment. <strong>Stephen Dignazio </strong>is executive director of The Colonial Theatre and joins us to discuss the campaign.</p><p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 14:06:15 +0000 Virginia Prescott 29820 at http://nhpr.org Kickstarting The Colonial Theatre Kim Jong-Il: The Unauthorized Autobiography http://nhpr.org/post/kim-jong-il-unauthorized-autobiography <p>America is no stranger to North Korea in the headlines; South Korea's army is on alert today after a <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/International/north-korea-eyed-huge-cyber-attack-south-korea/story?id=18769664" target="_blank">suspected cyberattack</a> by their northern neighbors. The eniamatic empire is still living under the cloud of its departed dictator, Kim Jong Il. Now celebrity ghostwriter Michael Malice is setting his sights on an “unauthorized autobiography” based on late North Korean leader. The late public figure and his country isn’t often associated with comedy these days, but Malice seeks to use humor to elicit understanding amidst a strong cultural divide.</p><p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 23982 at http://nhpr.org Tower Music: Harnassing The Voice Of The Eiffel Tower http://nhpr.org/post/tower-music-harnassing-voice-eiffel-tower <p>The Eiffel Tower has inspired countless t-shirts, souvenirs and sentimental works of art. A new Kickstarter project aims to turn the iron and lattice landmark into a gigantic instrument. That’s the dream of composer <strong><a href="http://josephbertolozzi.com/" target="_blank">Joseph Bertolozzi</a>, </strong>who proved that he can tackle projects on a mammoth scale when he wired and then played New York’s Mid Hudson Bridge.</p><p></p><p><strong> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 23913 at http://nhpr.org Tower Music: Harnassing The Voice Of The Eiffel Tower To Be Or Not To Be, That Is The Adventure http://nhpr.org/post/be-or-not-be-adventure <p>When <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryan_North" target="_blank"><strong>Ryan North</strong></a>, the brains behind <a href="http://www.qwantz.com/index.php" target="_blank"><em>Dinosaur Comics</em></a>,&nbsp; set out to raise money for his new book, a choose your own adventure story based on Shakespeare’s <em>Hamlet</em>, he turned to <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/breadpig/to-be-or-not-to-be-that-is-the-adventure" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a>. Thirty days later, he managed to successfully raise $580,905; he only asked for $20,000. His campaign is currently the highest funded publishing Kickstarter in the company’s three year history. Ryan joins Brady Carlson to talk <em>Hamlet</em> and why using the word <a href="http://www.qwantz.com/index.php?comic=1207" target="_blank">literally</a> is <em>literally</em> dangerous.</p><p> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 15:44:43 +0000 Brady Carlson 21802 at http://nhpr.org To Be Or Not To Be, That Is The Adventure The Amazing Randi: An Honest Liar http://nhpr.org/post/amazing-randi-honest-liar <P>For the past 40 years, the Amazing James Randi has served as a crusader for skepticism and rational thinking. The magician-turned-professional-skeptic has squared off against alleged psychics and spirit healers, debunking their claims of supernatural powers. Recently, a documentary chronicling his life was successfully backed on <A href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/220588101/an-honest-liar-the-amazing-randi-story" target=_blank>Kickstarter</A>. Documentary filmmaker <STRONG>Justin Weinstein</STRONG> is <A href="http://www.anhonestliar.com/anhonestliar/" target=_blank>directing the film</A>, and he joins us to talk about the project.</P> <P> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 14:49:12 +0000 Virginia Prescott 21369 at http://nhpr.org The Amazing Randi: An Honest Liar The Run Free Marathon: Victory Without the Sweat http://nhpr.org/post/run-free-marathon-victory-without-sweat <p>Running a marathon is a serious commitment, which is likely why those training for one may talk about little else. If you aren’t an avid runner, odds are you’ve seen pictures of friends or family running them; Twitter and Facebook feeds are commonly scattered with captions broadcasting personal best times and training tips. Mon, 19 Nov 2012 14:51:04 +0000 Virginia Prescott 17119 at http://nhpr.org The Run Free Marathon: Victory Without the Sweat Bringing Back Noir...for the Tablet http://nhpr.org/post/bringing-back-noirfor-tablet <p>For many, the <em>noir</em> genre lived and died in those smokey, black-and-white films and pages of dog-eared pulp fiction in the mid 20<sup>th</sup> century<strong>.&nbsp; </strong>Now, a <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2020491455/noir-magazine">Kickstarter project</a> led by long-time magazine veterans <a href="http://www.latimesmagazine.com/editorial.html">Nancie Clare </a>and&nbsp;Rip Gorges&nbsp;aim to give the noir genre the digital age treatment, with video, animation and rich media.&nbsp;&nbsp;Also with us is <a href="http://www.nhpr.org/term/megan-abbott">Megan Abbott Mon, 24 Sep 2012 18:27:08 +0000 Virginia Prescott 13497 at http://nhpr.org Bringing Back Noir...for the Tablet Kickstarting Public Radio http://nhpr.org/post/kickstarting-public-radio <p>We talk to Roman Mars about his Kickstarter campaign and blurring the line between online crowd-funding and public fund-raising.</p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 14:41:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 9313 at http://nhpr.org Kickstarting Public Radio Awesome Kickstarter http://nhpr.org/post/awesome-kickstarter <p>We talk with Brady Carlson about his awesome Kickstarter project that aims to dig up the history of presidential grave sites.</p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 14:43:31 +0000 Virginia Prescott 8553 at http://nhpr.org Awesome Kickstarter Postcards From Nowhere - Revisited http://nhpr.org/post/postcards-nowhere-revisited <p></p><p><em>Produced with Emma Ruddock</em></p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 19:04:57 +0000 Virginia Prescott & Taylor Quimby 7175 at http://nhpr.org Postcards From Nowhere - Revisited Kickstarter: Postcards from Nowhere http://nhpr.org/post/kickstarter-postcards-nowhere <p>Jake Jones and Andrew Kenney are New York photographers heading out for the open road in June. They’ll send an original, freshly photographed, newly minted postcard to anyone who helps fund their trip on Kickstarter. The cost: 2 dollars per postcard, per state. And with more than $15,000 pledged so far, that’s gonna be a lot of postcards…</p> Wed, 02 May 2012 18:22:20 +0000 Virginia Prescott 4033 at http://nhpr.org Kickstarter: Postcards from Nowhere Growing a Museum, Stalk by Stalk http://nhpr.org/post/growing-museum-stalk-stalk <p>A Kickstarter project aims to house art in a building made of wheat.</p> Wed, 04 Apr 2012 15:35:57 +0000 Virginia Prescott 2925 at http://nhpr.org Growing a Museum, Stalk by Stalk