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Sxsw 2011

5 Secrets To Success From A Teen Filmmaker

Hannah Orenstein | Posted 11.15.2012 | Teen
Hannah Orenstein

As teenagers, most future film directors are just beginning to delve into classes at film school and work on student projects. But 19-year-old director Emily Hagins chose a different path.

The Perfect Balance of Art vs. Science

Taryn Haight | Posted 10.11.2011 | Entertainment
Taryn Haight

I was reassured that not all was lost for live music the night I witnessed Art vs. Science rock a packed-out show earlier this year at Mercury Lounge.

7 Comedians Tell Us The Weirdest Places They've Done Stand-Up

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 06.05.2011 | Comedy

Every time we see a comedian leave the audience roaring with laughter onstage or on TV, it's easy to forget that it took years to hone that skill and ...

SXSW 2011 Dispatch Two: Coming of Age to a Theater Near You

Farihah Zaman | Posted 05.30.2011 | Entertainment
Farihah Zaman

SXSW has always had plenty of coming-of-age films on offer. However, as more "adults" delay growing up, that seminal moment appears to have been postponed.

EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Fashion Mogul Marc Ecko About 'Unlimited Justice'

Jason Pollock | Posted 05.30.2011 | Education
Jason Pollock

If I told you that in 20 states in America it was still legal for teacher to hit a student, would you believe me? Well, it is true. Marc Ecko launched a campaign at SXSW called "Unlimited Justice".

WATCH: Comic & Potential Taco Bell Spokesman Talks Twitter And Obama At SXSW

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.11.2012 | Comedy

Michael Ian Black is a very famous celebrity, and all he wants is for Taco Bell to acknowledge that by hiring him as their spokesman. The comedian'...

Totally Tweetable Reference Guide to the Buzz Bands of SXSW

Mark R. Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark R. Collins

With so many bands in Austin during SXSW it is easy to get them confused. This handy reference sheet is a certifiable source if you're in a jam and need to name-drop the latest buzz band.

SXSW 2011 Dispatch One: Too Many People Having Too Much Fun

Farihah Zaman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Farihah Zaman

Congestion is not so unusual for any number of film festivals and undoubtedly indicates a certain level of success, but it is a new development for this one, which seems to be in danger of losing just a little of its scrappy outsider status.

EXCLUSIVE: Amy Schumer Talks Music And Drugs At SXSW

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.11.2012 | Comedy

Like many comics, Amy Schumer's first national exposure was on "Last Comic Standing." But in the years since, Schumer's salty, candid style of stand-u...

EXCLUSIVE: Chris Hardwick Talks The Future Of Online Comedy

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.11.2012 | Comedy

Chris Hardwick is a busy, busy man. He may have launched his career in the '90s as the host of "Singled Out" on MTV, but today, he performs hilarious ...

Take Back Control Of Your Work... And Your Life

Tony Schwartz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tony Schwartz

Human beings aren't designed to do two cognitive tasks at the same time (much less three or four). The research is clear that we're far more efficient when we do activities sequentially, rather than simultaneously.

SXSW 2011 Music Day Shows: How One Intrepid Reporter Attempts to Make Sense of an Entire Sprawling Festival

Phil West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Phil West

SXSW Music is two festivals: one for the high caste of badge holders and another, more chaotic one in which the lines of privilege blur and thousands upon thousands come together.

WATCH: Rock Band Bright Eyes In Concert

Spinner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

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SXSW Music Festival 2011: Cold War Kids and the Vague, Creeping Dread of Mainstreaming What Was Formerly and Reliably Indie

Phil West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Phil West

The 2011 edition of Cold War Kids presents the questions that come from having invested relationships with bands that insist on changing.

The Art And History Of Title Sequences

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Designers, visual artists, and art directors alike all know the importance of good fonts; they are crucial, sneakily underestimated, and can repel or ...

SXSW World Premiere and Vets Screening With Elvis

K. Lorrel Manning and Michael Cuomo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
K. Lorrel Manning and Michael Cuomo

Our pre-screening fears were quickly silenced when the lights went down. Happy New Year played beautifully, and the audience response was overwhelming.

The Top 100 Artists At SXSW

music.aol.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

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SXSW Interactive Party Round-Up: Do Not Underestimate a Nerd's Ability to Party

Phil West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Phil West

Interactive parties aren't exclusively card-swapping affairs -- one peek at the #techkaraoke hashtag from last night's revelry illustrates what happens when the Interactive set cuts loose

10 Free Must-See's at SXSW 2011

Andrew Shapter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andrew Shapter

While there were more cool things at SXSW than I can even think to count, some things stand out more than others. Here are my 10 must-see's at the the 25th Anniversary SXSW Fest.

SXSW Interactive: Banks -- Innovate or Die!

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brett King

South-by-Southwest's Interactive sessions in Austin, TX are a major creative and customer-focused experience. The amount of networking that is taking ...

SXSW: Where Soldiers Come From and the Myth of Small Town America

Robert Mackey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Robert Mackey

This film affected me in a deeply significant way. Much like these kids, I grew up in the country. Options were few; you could try to find a minimum wage job, or if you were lucky, you could take over the family business or farm.

South By Southwest: Comedy Invades Austin

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 02.24.2012 | Comedy

South By Southwest's Comedy programming kicked off Saturday night with two of the most well-known comedy franchises in Los Angeles, transplanted into ...

SXSW Update: Al Franken on the Future of Creative Work, Net Neutrality

Patricia Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Patricia Martin

Last night, Austin was overflowing with parties, so I figure most people dragged themselves to Al Franken's event with hangovers. Al Franken, however, is sober. With appropriate gravitas, he warns people straight up that the indie party is over for the Internet.

SVNGR Founder At SXSW Interactive: Why We'll All Be Playing Games Soon

Phil West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Phil West

The next decade, in Priebatsch's view, will be dedicated to the game layer, which will build upon the social network, and give us the potential to meet a number of issues head-on -- including issues that have indeed been created by the formation of the social network.

Japan at SXSW: Influence Used for Good

Francine Hardaway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Francine Hardaway

The "geeks" who are involved in creating social media content recognize their power to influence, and are always willing to line up behind a good cause.