Michelle Dean


Ivan Julian

Crowdfunding for His Life: How GoFundMe Helped Save a Punk Legend's Life

As aging musicians — like underground rock great Ivan Julian — confront chronic illness, they face expensive treatments and limited resources. When insurance, benefit shows and nonprofit help don’t add up, they’re turning to a new source of aid: crowdfunding.

Remembering Christina Grimmie, a Friend Who'd 'Come Up and Give You a Hug'

Christina Grimmie was a self-made social media star and former 'Voice' contestant whose heartfelt openness online and in real life transfixed her followers -- including an obsessive fan who gunned her down in Orlando the night before the Pulse shooting. Those who knew her remember a “sliver of light” who “touched and inspired” many