Amanda Palmer:  Her Kickstarter campaign, entitled Theatre Is Evil: the Album, Art Book and Tour, became a huge success and generated more than  $1.2 million from 24,883 backers.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Online crowdfunding platforms offer a popular alternative to traditional structures by connecting those looking to raise money for a business directly(...)

Danish opposition leader Kristian Thulesen Dahl of the Danish People’s Party (DF) takes part in an event as part of his election campaign, in Toender in southern Denmark. The Danish general election takes place on June 18th. Photograph: Claus Fisker/Scanpix Denmark/Reuters

We’re at a low-key election rally at the Spanish Steps – not in Rome but in the red-bricked Danish town of Kolding in Southern Jutland, three hours we(...)