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Sxsw 2012

Looking Back at the Big Winners From SXSW 2012: The 'Homeless Hotspots'

Brian Reid | Posted 05.14.2013 | Impact
Brian Reid

SXSW 2012's 'Homeless Hotspots' program immediately created a minor firestorm: was it genius and empowering or dehumanizing and exploitative? Were those who participated in the program any better off?

My Thank You Letter to Bill Gates... and Why It Pertains to You

Edward Muzio | Posted 05.08.2013 | Business
Edward Muzio

Your life was almost certainly made better by a supervisor, manager, or leader along the way -- probably by many more than one. If you get the opportunity, say thanks. It's a great way to encourage more of what we really need: good leadership and management at all levels.

Dave Grohl Gets A New Job

AP | Posted 11.16.2012 | Arts

AUSTIN, Texas -- Dave Grohl may be taking a break from his band, but with the addition of an appearance at South By Southwest next spring 2013 is shap...

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.

SXSW Flashback: Under the Iron Bridge With Sydney Wayser

Michael Vazquez | Posted 06.25.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

Released from the van like a fish returning to water, I hit the streets of Austin dazed, before I eventually was lost in the crowd, as their caravan rolled on.

Confessions Of A Reggie Watts Lookalike

Posted 03.30.2012 | Comedy

Austin comedian Chris Cubas has a unique annoyance: He gets mistaken for Reggie Watts. A lot. Sure, Chris also happens to be a stocky, dark-skin...

SXSWi: Bourbon and Brilliance

Farryn Weiner | Posted 05.28.2012 | Media
Farryn Weiner

More often than not, a convention is not quite worth the aggravation -- speakers ramble on about lofty ideas of expertise, happy hours cloud your judg...

If Willy Wonka Were From Tokyo...

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 05.09.2012 | Home

One of the wonderfully weird sights at this year's South By Southwest festival was a presentation by Nobumichi Tosa, a performance artist who came to ...

SXSW Comedy 2012 In A Nutshell

Posted 03.26.2012 | Comedy

SXSW Comedy was bigger than ever this year, and thusly, so was our coverage. Between the four HuffPost Comedy editors -- Carol Hartsell, Ross Luippo...

SXSW Flashback/NYC Preview Tonight: Gypsy Chanteuse Kali Mutsa Plays S.O.B.

Michael Vazquez | Posted 05.23.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

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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.

Tyler Kingkade

Greg Smith Shouldn't Expect 'Warm And Fuzzy' Support From Students, Protesters

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.22.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- Greg Smith is no hero to Ivy League students, not even the ones who have railed against Wall Street over the past several months. Smith...

SURVEY: How SXSW Attendees Give Back

Posted 03.20.2012 | Impact

The thousands of people who thronged to Austin for South by Southwest apparently share more in common than a love for music, tech and film. An overwhe...

SXSW Comedy Recap: Days 7 and 8

Samantha Pitchel | Posted 05.19.2012 | Comedy
Samantha Pitchel

Though I just spent 60+ hours of a sleepless week watching stand-up, sketch, and improv, I'm itching to do it all over again.

SXSW Band To Watch: Bam Bam

The Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 03.19.2012 | Home

Mexican band Bam Bam are old hands at SXSW, but they're just starting to get their bearings. Last playing in 2008 and 2009, lead singer Mou Ortiz said...

The Best Of SXSW Interactive, Illustrated

Posted 03.19.2012 | Home

Austin's South By Southwest festival is known for the massive chaos that is the music industry taking over the city, but it's also gaining wide recogn...

The Best Quotes At SXSW

Posted 03.19.2012 | Home

A motley of thinkers and influencers in the cultural realm were out at SXSW's interactive portion, spreading their soundbite-ready opinions in hour-lo...

An Extremely Serious Recorder-Playing Competition

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 03.19.2012 | Home

UPDATE: Listen to one of Mexico's SXSWiest bands play the recorder for us, in a video posted below. Remember the days of full-fledged childhood, wh...

Another New Song From Fiona Apple Emerges

Posted 03.19.2012 | Home

Yet another new song from Fiona Apple's SXSW performance has emerged. The songs are from her upcoming album The Idler Wheel is wiser than the Driver o...

Nate C. Hindman

8 Crucial Takeaways From SXSW

HuffingtonPost.com | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 01.26.2013 | Small Business

Another South by Southwest Interactive has come and gone. Attendance this year soared to nearly 25,000, a 227 percent increase from 2009, organizers s...

MTV Shines Spotlight on Up and Coming Artists at SXSW

mtvU | Posted 05.19.2012 | College
mtvU

By Elijah Watson, The Daily Texan. When it comes to pleasing music fans throughout the world, SXSW has become notorious for its six-day music festiva...

MTV Shines Spotlight on Up and Coming Artists at SXSW

Rebecca Harrington | Posted 05.19.2012 | College
Rebecca Harrington

By Elijah Watson, The Daily Texan. When it comes to pleasing music fans throughout the world, SXSW has become notorious for its six-day music festiva...

Peace Is the Gift We Give Ourselves

Malik Yusef | Posted 05.19.2012 | Entertainment
Malik Yusef

The independent media and bloggers took full advantage of SXSW having brought so much talent in one place by providing a voice for a new generation of hip hop artists allowing them to take their rightful place in the industry.

Busiest SXSW Comes To An End; Mumford & Sons Documentary Closes The Festival

AP | CHRIS TALBOTT | Posted 03.18.2012 | Entertainment

AUSTIN, Texas -- Stars of all stripes and celebrity hit town to close out South By Southwest, but it was a marching band that stole the show Saturday....

Mike Birbiglia On The Challenges Of Making 'Sleepwalk With Me'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 05.17.2012 | Entertainment

After winning the Best Of NEXT audience award at the Sundance Film Festival in January, comedian Mike Birbiglia's "Sleepwalk With Me" was so popular a...