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Fashion Gets Political at South by Southwest (SxSW)

Anita Dolce Vita | Posted 03.28.2016 | Style
Anita Dolce Vita

Fashion and beauty have always been political. They are socially constructed languages that vary across time, culture, class, race, ethnicity, religion and gender, to name a few.

Immigration, Ambition, Identity Shape Film Miss India America

Jim Luce | Posted 03.25.2016 | Entertainment
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Jim Luce

It should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the culture of South Asian immigrants that both ambition and identity do a similar dance, often with greater intensity, and is among the latest variations on a familiar American story.

SXSW Post-Script: Technology and Warm-Blooded Humanity, Integrated

David Tereshchuk | Posted 03.23.2016 | Media
David Tereshchuk

The South By South West Festival of 2016 finally finished this week. In the end it seemed, more sprawlingly than ever, to take over the city of Austin...

Mike Birbiglia And Gillian Jacobs Ponder Success And Tom Cruise

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 03.22.2016 | Entertainment

The standout film at South by Southwest last week was "Don't Think Twice," Mike Birbilgia's directorial follow-up to 2012's "Sleepwalk with Me." Birbi...

Pay Attention To These 7 Movies And TV Shows From SXSW

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 03.21.2016 | Entertainment

The barbecued streets of Austin quieted down on Sunday as South by Southwest came to a close. The Huffington Post was on hand earlier in the week to a...

The Masterful Psychological Drama 'Krisha' Is This Weekend's Must-See Movie

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 03.19.2016 | Entertainment

In the first scene of "Krisha," the title character ambles down a suburban sidewalk. The sky is crisp, but she's overcome with jitters. Signs of an ac...

After South By Southwest, An Independent Spirit Hopes To Break Out

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 03.17.2016 | Entertainment

Midway through the surreal indie drama "Before the Sun Explodes," the movie's protagonist -- a stay-at-home dad struggling to repair his marriage and ...

Will Carbon Offsetting Go Mainstream at South by Southwest?

Steve Zwick | Posted 03.17.2016 | Green
Steve Zwick

The 29th annual South by Southwest Music Festival (SXSW) kicked off in Austin, Texas on Friday, and hundreds of thousands of concertgoers are flocking to the city. Most are coming by plane, bus, and automobile - emitting greenhouse gases in the process.

At South By South West (Film), Emotional Wreckage in High-Finance Setting

David Tereshchuk | Posted 03.17.2016 | Media
David Tereshchuk

Dateline -- Austin, Texas: It came. And it went. In flash, it seemed. "SXSW Interactive", or the digital tech part of that annual multimedia extrava...

SXSW Interview: Transpecos Cast & Crew

Kristin McCracken | Posted 03.15.2016 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

Blistering sun. A stunning, unforgiving landscape. Crippling boredom. A vague but constant sense of menacing danger. Such is a day in the life of th...

'Tower' Recalls A Time When School Shootings Weren't So Routine

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 03.16.2016 | Arts

If mass school shootings seem commonplace in 2016, they were anything but in 1966, when a student killed 17 people and injured 31 at the University of...

SXSW: Capital One Spark Business Wants to Know - What's YOUR "Secret Sauce" for Success?

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 03.15.2016 | Business
Richard Lorenzen

If there's one thing I've learned over the past 8 years, it's that entrepreneurship and small business ownership is not for the faint-hearted. Why? Be...

10 Tidbits From The 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Documentary

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 03.14.2016 | Entertainment

At this point, is there anything we don't know about "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"? As far as the new making-of documentary that will appear on the f...

Key And Peele's 'Keanu' Kept SXSW Up Late, And It Was Worth It

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 03.14.2016 | Entertainment

Bleary eyes be damned -- a 12:30 a.m. start time didn't stop the Paramount Theater's 1,200 seats from nearly filling up for the "work-in-progress" pre...

Want To Know What Jake Gyllenhaal Is Really Like? Watch 'Nightcrawler'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 03.13.2016 | Entertainment

Jake Gyllenhaal is a master of measured interview responses. I experienced it on the phone with him last year and again at South by Southwest on Satur...

22 Movies And TV Shows That Will Fire Up South By Southwest

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 03.12.2016 | Entertainment

At this year's South by Southwest film festival, you'll spot Pee-wee Herman, Han Solo, and Key and Peele's missing cat. Look a little closer, and ther...

Experience SXSW in Real Time With 5 Free Apps

Rachel Wolfson | Posted 03.10.2016 | Technology
Rachel Wolfson

While missing SXSW this year might seem like a major bummer though, there are others ways to enjoy the festival from the comfort of your very own home/office/city/etc.

What to Expect from South by Southwest

Carey Beth Elder | Posted 03.10.2016 | Technology
Carey Beth Elder

South by Southwest begins tomorrow in Austin, TX. This annual festival and conference brings together independent films, interactive media and emergin...

Live and Dangerous: SXSW 2016

Jeff Pollack | Posted 03.10.2016 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

It's that time of year again -- when countless numbers of fans and participants from the music, tech, and entertainment communities (and more) arrive ...

How An Aspiring Filmmaker Went From Nannying To iTunes In A Year

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.12.2016 | Entertainment

This time last year, all Katharine Emmer wanted was for someone to see her movie. Now she needs a specific someone to see it: Common. Emmer wrote a ro...

This Congresswoman Is Calling On SXSW To Not Cancel Harassment Panel

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics

Rep. Katherine M. Clark (D-Mass.) is joining the chorus of those asking media festival South by Southwest to reconsider its decision to cancel a panel...

Mackintosh Braun on Grey's Anatomy, Hall & Oates and a Beer Sesh with Larry David

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 05.20.2016 | Entertainment
Lauren Kruczyk

Mackintosh Braun, a Portland-based "electro-pop" group composed of Ian Mackintosh and Ben Braun, are causing quite the stir. And not just in Portland. The band is growing their fan base in a big way. (This girl included!)

Christine and the Queens, the Next Big Thing at SxSW

Laura Leishman | Posted 05.25.2015 | Entertainment
Laura Leishman

Beyond the big names, free stuff and non-stop parties, the real reason everyone comes to SxSW is to discover The Next Big Thing. This year, that is most definitely Christine and the Queens.

SxSW Music Journal: Day 3

Laura Leishman | Posted 05.24.2015 | Entertainment
Laura Leishman

Having risked my physical wellbeing by sampling one of the less healthy options at Whataburger in yesterday's report, I decided it was time for some pampering here at SxSW, which thankfully is in ample and free supply.

SxSW Music Journal: Day 2

Laura Leishman | Posted 05.23.2015 | Entertainment
Laura Leishman

If SxSW has a focal point, it's definitely 6th street, the main drag which runs through downtown Austin and plays host to a plethora of bars and music venues.