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The Boss Named SXSW Keynote Speaker

AP | Posted 01.31.2012 | Fifty

AUSTIN, Texas — Rock veteran Bruce Springsteen will be the keynote speaker at the 2012 South by Southwest music festival in Texas. Organizers a...

Check Out Our Family Guide To The Lone Star State

The Huffington Post | Shawn Lealos | Posted 10.25.2011 | Travel

Family vacations in Texas can be rewarding experiences or absolute disasters -- it all depends on pre-trip homework. To make planning easier, we've do...

The Rights and Wrongs of No-Budget Filmmaking

Abe Schwartz | Posted 10.30.2011 | Entertainment
Abe Schwartz

I've been thinking for a while that a lot of filmmakers focus on the wrong aspects of moviemaking when there are only limited funds to spend.

WATCH: Grouplove Spark Romance On Tour, Get Creeped Out By Oprah

Posted 07.18.2011 | Entertainment

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Use Game Mechanics To Build Customer Loyalty

Seth Priebatsch | Posted 06.14.2011 | Business
Seth Priebatsch

Game mechanics are more than just a way to have fun with your customers -- they can also solve real problems. If you're not thinking of your customers as gamers yet, you're missing out on all the fun.

Startup Fever: Why it Matters

Joan K. Smith | Posted 06.06.2011 | Business
Joan K. Smith

A culture that doesn't encourage the support of new, young -- and yes, even crazy -- ideas is a moribund culture that will not keep up with rapid fire changes in the global marketplace.

Fashion and Technology Just Became Facebook Friends

Joah Spearman | Posted 06.06.2011 | Style
Joah Spearman

Before Facebook, if someone told the head of a fashion label to "be more social" that meant they should go to more parties, host more events. After Facebook, it means all that plus the online stuff.

WATCH: SXSW Interviews With Oliver, Maron, Ansari & Watts

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.11.2012 | Comedy

All week we've been recapping our time at SXSW and showing you exclusive interviews with some of the comedians who made the trip to Austin this year. ...

EXCLUSIVE: Hilarious Pete Holmes Set At SXSW

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

If you've never experienced Pete Holmes' stand-up comedy, prepare to have your mind blown! OK, maybe we're over selling him, but this bit from Holmes'...

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.

WATCH: Rock Band Bright Eyes In Concert

Spinner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

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Dom Mariani: Garage Rock's Wizard of Oz

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

In 1983, Dom Mariani and Richard Lane formed the Stems, one of the most tuneful and tasty garage rock bands of the era. Avid fans of pop, R&B, and 60'...

TV On The Radio's Gerard Smith Diagnosed With Cancer

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

TV on the Radio announced today on their website that bassist Gerard Smith has been diagnosed with lung cancer. The news comes on the heels of the com...

Busloads Of Entrepreneurs Launch Startups On 56-Hour Road Trip

Joan K. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Joan K. Smith

In the flurry of a mass orchestrated adrenaline rush, busloads of previous strangers had formed 38 teams on the road and, as described by Cleveland bus conductor Anthony Broad Crawford, "gone through the complete life cycle of a startup."

South by Southwest: Trending Toward Fashion

Joah Spearman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Joah Spearman

In just five years, Austin has added a number of boutiques that tap into the city's long-standing "buy local" culture and the city's newly-found interest in fashion.

Kanye West Announces Last Minute Performance

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Today 'Ye made the announcement that he would be headed down to Austin, Texas to play the music and film festival South by Southwest. The recently cir...

SXSW Interactive, Day One: Bigger, Gamier, and More of Me

Phil West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Phil West

In a world where we're increasingly tethered to our phones, those of us who believe in social media as a force for good rather than intrusion find something reassuring about using technology as a way to facilitate human contact.

SXSW Attendees Give Up Beer Money To Donate $10,000 To Japan

CNET | Daniel Terdiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

AUSTIN, Texas--There may not be a more Net-connected group of people than the tens of thousands that have descended here this week for the South By So...

Top SXSW Bands You Haven't Heard of Yet, But Soon Will

Mark R. Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Mark R. Collins

Much hype is being made about TV on the Radio playing a bunch of shows this week at SXSW. But that's not what SXSW is all about. It's discovering the next TVOTR before they're famous.

WATCH: Jack White Invents Record Store On Wheels

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The record industry is in dire straights, its true. Jack White, who seems cryogenically preserved from vinyl's heyday, is fully aware of this sad fact...

Chicago Well Represented At South By Southwest 2011

Gapers Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Lisa White posted a partial list on Sunday, but thanks to some computer wizardry, we're now able to share a much more complete list of the Chicagoland...

Accusations Of Sexism Plague SXSW Comedy Lineup

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

South By Southwest released its 2011 comedy lineup yesterday and it features an impressive list of professional as well as up-and-coming comedians, al...

SXSW Comedy Lineup To Feature Maron, Death Ray & More

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

South By Southwest, the Austin arts festival widely known for its Music, Film and Interactive events, has announced its 2011 Comedy lineup. Drawin...

ReThink Review: Marwencol -- When Therapy Becomes Art

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

If there's any justice in the world, Jeff Malmberg's stunning debut documentary Marwencol will be nominated for the best documentary Oscar, having alr...

From No Chocolate Cake to a Reckoning: Conversations with Gin Blossoms, Luke Doucet, and Tony Lunn

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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