The Culture Report: Kickstarter Stumbles, Biodynamic Wine, Sleep on Bolivia’s Salt Flats

Here’s some of our top picks for stories in culture:

Bloomberg: Kickstarter’s Funded Projects See Some Stumbles — Kickstarter Inc. began in 2009 as a way for entrepreneurs to raise money to get projects off the ground. Though the company’s fundraising platform has been a success, many projects have not”…Continue Reading

WorldcrunchTunisian Women Continue to Fight for Their Rights ““ TUNIS ““ Dorra Bouzid is elated as she faces the slogan-chanting crowd. “It’s the first time I’ve seen an audience at such a fever pitch,” says this emblematic journalist, who wrote the first feminist column in 1955. She feels validated in her opinion: “I’m from the generation that built independence, I’ve always believed in my country,” she says. “This time again, we won’t be pushed around.””…Continue Reading

Entrepreneur: Turning Passion Into Profits: A Wine Wizard Bets on Old World Science ““ Start with the grape-growing methods of medieval French monks. Add in a spiritual science called “biodynamics,” which was formulated in the 1920s by German philosopher Rudolf Steiner and spawned the international organic movement. Mix together with artisanal techniques that promote heirloom fruits and vegetables, protect water tables and maintain nutrients in soil — and you have the wine that has become Randall Grahm’s life’s work.“…Continue Reading

Financial Times TravelSolitude, serenity and salt ““ It is now possible to sleep out in the stark white wilderness of Bolivia’s Uyuni salt flats in a luxurious Airstream caravan…Continue Reading

 

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