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At SXSW Helping Homeless People Is Delicious With Street Treats

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.10.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Providing a social enterprise for street homeless people takes a lot of trust on everyone's part. That trust alone my be better at restoring a life than the money these vending carts will generate.

Katla McGlynn

Your Guide To SXSW Comedy 2013

HuffingtonPost.com | Katla McGlynn | Posted 03.09.2013 | Comedy

We're back! It's March again in Austin, Texas, which means the annual South By Southwest festival is in full swing. We're here for five days covering ...

The Content Brief: What's Hot at SXSW?

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.08.2013 | Technology
Shawn Amos

From space exploration to 3D printing, this year's South by Southwest Interactive is thinking bigger than the next cool app.

Scenes From A Downtown Restaurant During SXSW

Stephanie Keller | Posted 05.08.2013 | Taste
Stephanie Keller

"Survive and advance" are the words Chef/Owner Shawn Cirkiel uses to describe the situation at his downtown Austin restaurant during the 10-day stretch of South By Southwest.

5 Things To Do In Austin

Posted 03.09.2013 | Travel

If you're going to SXSW, you'll want to bring this list.

15 Movies To Watch At SXSW

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 03.08.2013 | Entertainment

The 2013 South by Southwest Film Festival kicks off on Friday, March 8 with the world premiere of "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" and closes on Marc...

SXSW: Twitter Divides Conference Audiences Into Three Groups

Karl Gude | Posted 05.06.2013 | Technology
Karl Gude

I was on a 'visual storytelling' panel at last year's conference and, although 600+ people attended the session, only about 1/3 of them were actually "listening" to us! Blame Twitter.

Alt Latino Prepares Massive Concert

NPR Alt Latino | Jasmine Garsd | Posted 03.05.2013 | Latino Voices

Earlier this year, when NPR Music told us we'd present our first Latin Alternative showcase at South by Southwest, we were asked to dream up the most ...

Where To Eat During SXSW

Greg Garrett | Posted 05.05.2013 | Travel
Greg Garrett

Sure, you could go to a Starbucks. But just up the hill from 6th Street, check out this hidden treasure inside one of the best venues for SXSW Music, St. David's Episcopal Church.

Celebrating LGBTQ Artists In The Midst Of SXSW

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

As an answer to the lack of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) artists at Texas’ annual South By Southwest (SXSW) music fes...

Cities Blooming In Spring 2013

U.S. News Travel | Posted 04.29.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Mardi Gras may be over, but the party is just getting started in the Big Easy.

Green Day Returns

The Huffington Post | Madeline Boardman | Posted 02.26.2013 | Entertainment

Green Day is back, and headed for Texas. The band is set to make its first live appearance at Austin's South by Southwest festival on March 15, mo...

5 Ways to Rebuild Your SxSWi Karma at the Beacon Lounge

Robert J. Rosenthal | Posted 04.23.2013 | Technology
Robert J. Rosenthal

let's say that buried deep within your list of private to-dos, there's a little bullet point there that says, "Do better. Make a difference. Figure out a way to turn this crazy job of mine into something that helps people."

SXSW Comedy Line-Up Announced!

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 03.09.2013 | Comedy

South By Southwest announced its official Comedy line-up Thursday afternoon, and as expected, the Austin-based festival has a strong mix of seasoned p...

Actor-director Alex Karpovsky Releases a Double-bill

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.23.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Getting a movie made is an Olympian task. Getting a movie made and released is even tougher. So Alex Karpovsky's accomplishment -- writing, directing and starring in two movies that are being released the same day as a double-feature -- seems positively Herculean.

8 Things I Learned at SXSW

Mark Ballard | Posted 04.21.2013 | Technology
Mark Ballard

For the uninitiated, SXSW is a ten-day overload of film and interactive/digital (first five days), and then film and music (next five days). With SXSW 2013 rapidly approaching, here are a few rules to live by.

Headed To SXSW

Posted 02.01.2013 | Entertainment

"Before Midnight," "Don Jon's Addiction," "Upstream Color," Joss Whedon's "Much Ado About Nothing" and news from John Sayles, Joe Swanberg, David Gord...

Not the Lefsetz Letter

Seth Hurwitz | Posted 03.29.2013 | Entertainment
Seth Hurwitz

Whether it's Rebecca Black's "Friday," or that OK Go video with the treadmills, or Taylor Swift's gaudy parade of tabloid heartbreaks, fans just need the connection. Does your song capture the sweeping terror and fragile brevity of human experience?

Rare Visions In 2012: A Roundup Of Great Art On View

David Coggins | Posted 02.27.2013 | Arts
David Coggins

This year, politics consumed the culture and attack ads became common currency. That makes it hard for the creative class to decide where to reside: M...

F1 Comes to Austin: For Fans Still Hard to Define and Find, There Is, for Real, a Fan Fest

Phil West | Posted 01.16.2013 | Entertainment
Phil West

The Austin Fan Fest is, frankly, puzzling if not downright alarming for Austinites not used to all this flash. In fact, there's a popular city slogan, "Keep Austin Weird," indicivative of the civic pride bound up in being eclectic and eccentric.

Three Days to Save the Earth: Highlights from SXSW Eco

Milkshake | Posted 12.11.2012 | Green
Milkshake

SXSW Eco successfully brought together experts from the often divergent worlds of government, academia, non-profits, startups and large corporations alike last week, all with a common purpose: to talk about solutions for a sustainable world.

How Not to Make a Documentary

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.20.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I knew what the odds were when we started (though, of course, I was convinced I could beat them). I'd heard the horror stories from filmmakers I'd interviewed over the years: unscrupulous and inept producers, financiers and film companies, and so forth.

Even More Reasons To Be Excited For HBO's 'Girls'

New York Magazine | Posted 03.26.2012 | Women

Lena Dunham swivels in her leather mini-dress, drops her chin, then lifts her gaze to the lens. It's the South by Southwest festival’s first-ever la...

Don't Dismiss 'Slacktivists' -- Give Them The Tools To Do More

Bob McKinnon | Posted 05.25.2012 | Impact
Bob McKinnon

How does social change happen - with marches or clicks? To anyone who grew up in the 60's this seems like an absurd, if not offensive question. But t...

Social Observations From the Fader Fort at SXSW

Mark R. Collins | Posted 05.21.2012 | Entertainment
Mark R. Collins

Free booze matters because then even people who don't enjoy live music congregate at Fader Fort every year. Inevitably the drunks will be drawn to the stage and exposed to some band or artist they never would have heard on the radio.