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HuffPost Review: Court Yard Hounds, Plus a Conversation With CYH's Emily Robison & Martie Maguire

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

An interview with the Dixie Chicks' Emily Robison and Martie Maguire, who have recently recorded an album under their rootsy alter ego Court Yard Hounds.

Carrie Rodriguez Shows A Whole Lotta Love (and Circumstance)

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

A tireless, gracious and versatile performer, this tenderhearted temptress from Texas is known for ably assisting other groups, whether she's opening or closing a show.

Fresh From Jimmy Kimmel Live!: A Conversation With Jonathan Tyler

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Feeling fiery following last night's Jimmy Kimmel Show appearance, Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights are kicking-off a major national tour with the likes of Kid Rock, AC/DC, and ZZ Top, plus hitting Bonnaroo for good measure.

Anyone Can Be a Producer: Part 1

Abe Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Abe Schwartz

You can shoot top-quality HD video on a DSLR camera. What does this mean for people looking to make careers out of producing video content?

Music Unites Highlights From SXSW

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Michelle Edgar

For the first time, Music Unites went down to South by Southwest to scope out the scene and lay the foundation for next year.

Is Innovation Fair?

Francine Hardaway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Francine Hardaway

SXSW is a celebration of innovation: in film, music and interactive technologies. Perhaps the best session I attended this year was Andrew Keen's intimate talk on "Is Innovation Fair?"

Does America Also Need Cultural Health Care?

Rob Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rob Patterson

The majors were an almost ghostly presence at SXSW 2010. The indies have now seized the day within the leading-edge music market.

The Top Five Shows I Saw for Free at South by Southwest 2010

Tal Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tal Rosenberg

At SXSW, NaS tore through his most popular tracks, including "Made You Look," which made one guy so excited that he dropped his phone mid-shot and didn't seem to care about picking it up.

SXSW: Great Austin Eats Within Downtown Walking Distance

Stephanie Keller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Stephanie Keller

You could be sustained on free tacos and Lone Star alone for the duration of SXSW; only time will tell. But at the end of the day, if I have saved just one starving, tipsy or tired person from dining at PF Changs, my work here is done.

Alternative Rock Icon Alex Chilton Dies in New Orleans

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Big Star was to perform tomorrow at South by Southwest indie music festival in Austin, Texas Jody Stephens, Chilton's longtime bandmate, told "The Commercial Appeal" of Memphis.

The Canaries of SXSW

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Mayhill Fowler

SXSW Interactive is no longer a young-and-hip confab. Everybody was either looking for work or networking to keep working. Basically, it was no different than any other large sales convention.

Social Media Giants Unite to End Malaria

Jason Wojciechowski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jason Wojciechowski

While his Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams and the rest of the South by Southwest Interactive crowds were bouncing between dueling Foursquare, Twitter...

SXSW Blogging: Send Us Your Dispatches From The Festival

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

If you're at SXSW 2010 and you'd like to blog about the festival for the Huffington Post, feel free to send submissions to I...

SXSW: Information Overlord

Josh Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Josh Rose

Like, apparently, everyone else on Twitter, I'm packing a bag right now and getting ready to fly to Austin for SXSW. I know this because while I pack I have TweetDeck open and a search for both SXSW and PACK.

Join Me At #FakeSXSW

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Stranahan

It's that time of year again and everybody who is anybody is joining everybody who wants to anybody next year as well as some people who used to someb...

World's Largest

Amy C. Elliott and Elizabeth Donius | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Amy C. Elliott and Elizabeth Donius

The premise of our first shoot was to find giant roadside attractions built to lure people. Now, 20 states, 50 attractions, and six years later we're premiering at SXSW.

Hood to Coast: Running the World's Longest Relay Race

Christoph Baaden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Christoph Baaden

I've wanted to be a director for a long time, but I never anticipated my first film to be about the world's longest relay race. All I could think was, how am I going to run 17 miles?

South By Southwest 2010: A Green Preview

Planet Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

South by Southwest is right around the corner, thus we're on the prowl for what sort of green and eco-friendly angles we can expect this year. Below a...

Justin Townes Earle, Joe Pug Aren't Just Folking Around

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Over a span of three hours on February 19, Justwin Townes Earle and Joe Pug were shining examples of how far-reaching revisionist folk can be. Earl scored in front of a crowd that turned rowdy during his 90-minute exploration of hillbilly mamas, old-fashioned honky-tonks and an older but wiser redhead from Georgia who

Chicago Bands Head To Austin For South By Southwest

Gapers Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It seems my claim that Chicago would be underrepresented at SXSW this year was a bit premature. We've since received word about several showcases by C...

Chatroulette Faces Competition From Rival Masturbette

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

According to a Chatroulette source, "Masturbette is doing exactly what Chatroulette is doing but being a little more up front about it."

Twitter's Aspiring Micro-Celebrities

Sasha Cagen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sasha Cagen

The rules of fame are being rewritten. Andy Warhol would be pleased. Forget fifteen minutes, now you can create a cult of yourself on Twitter and be in constant conversation with every fan.

Is SXSW Worth It?

Stephanie Keller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stephanie Keller

One question arises in the Lone Star soaked afterglow of SXSW: Do we Austinites love it or hate it?

How's Your News?

James Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Moore

My friend Jeremy Vest is often at the center of How's Your News?, which is hopeful and redeeming, not just for the parents of people with handicaps, but for all of us who did not understand or hear their secret song.

Inspiring Lessons From "Up With Me"

Greg Takoudes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Greg Takoudes

The most thrilling and frightening moments in directing Up With Me were those when I had to relinquish some creative control of the film, and learn to trust the creative instincts of my teen actors.