best of 2012 http://www.kplu.org en Kickstarter pledges topped $320M in 2012; Site names year's top projects http://www.kplu.org/post/kickstarter-pledges-topped-320m-2012-site-names-years-top-projects Kickstarter, the crowd-funding site that pairs indie-minded inventors and entrepreneurs with online investors, fully funded more than 18,000 projects in 2012, according to its end-of-year analysis. The site says that in total, more than 2.2 million people pledged a total of nearly $320 million. For the year, 17 projects raised more than $1 million.<p>Those numbers come from Kickstarter's look back at 2012 — a year in which the site raised $606.76 every minute. Wed, 09 Jan 2013 23:00:01 +0000 Bill Chappell 7526 at http://www.kplu.org Kickstarter pledges topped $320M in 2012; Site names year's top projects Jim Wilke's favorite Northwest jazz CDs of 2012 http://www.kplu.org/post/jim-wilkes-favorite-northwest-jazz-cds-2012 <p>This week's Jazz Northwest features some of Jim Wilke's &nbsp;favorite jazz CDs from the past year by Northwest musicians.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 20:47:22 +0000 Jim Wilke 7471 at http://www.kplu.org Love Lists? We've got 'em, for better & worse http://www.kplu.org/post/love-lists-weve-got-em-better-worse For those inclined toward nostalgia, forgetfulness or with a fondness for accounting, it's the season of The Lists: The excellent and execrable, winners and losers, scoundrels and heroes, the hot and the not.<p>We've searched through such lists so that, as they say, you don't have to. Here are 21, in no particular order, that touch on some of the outliers and prognostications of our times.<p><strong>-- "100 Things We Didn't Know Last Year,"</strong> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/magazinemonitor/2012/12/100_things_we_didnt_know_last_7.shtml" target="_blank">from the BBC</a>. No. Sun, 30 Dec 2012 11:28:46 +0000 Mark Memmott & Anita Huslin 7467 at http://www.kplu.org Love Lists? We've got 'em, for better & worse