Forget the days when you were totally surprised by the ads airing on Super Bowl Sunday. More than ever, companies are releasing ads weeks before the big game, often creating ad teasers (yes — that’s an ad for an ad) as part of …
Business of Creativity
The Mast brothers followed their passion for chocolate to create a growing artisan business in Brooklyn, NY
Those pithy quotes from fellow authors that end up on book covers make little to no difference for consumers. So why do writers go to such lengths to get them?
Architect Roberto Gil discovered a knack for building furniture while toying with simple designs in his small apartment. His work bloomed into a successful kids’ furniture company, Casa Kids.
How a guy from Minnesota turned animated scenes of “kitchen carnage” into a hit TV show for boys in three years
Long to be an artist, but fear you’ll wind up an office drone instead? Here are nine professionals across the country who are surviving and thriving as artists, designers, and entertainers.
John Williams and Stephanie Walter Williams left their TV production jobs to help teens tell their stories through documentary film. The program became a success, creating award-winning films that have broadcast across the U.S.
A fresh look coaxes riders back on the bus
Ten years ago, novelist Benjamin Anastas was lauded by the New York Times as a promising young writer. But he soon found himself staring at an empty bank account and more than $80,000 in debt.
When Pamela Love was in middle school, she used to make bracelets out of toothbrushes. She’d heat up a pot of water, submerge the brushes in the boiling liquid, then use pliers to bend the softened plastic into a cuff-like …
When Karine Newborn’s injury sidelined her succesful dance career, some soul-searching and business sense opened doors
Once a quirky financing option for intrepid entrepreneurs, crowdfunding has evolved into a fast, effective way to raise cash for just about any endeavor. Even the producers of the upcoming Charlie Kaufman movie, Anomalisa, raised …