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Death Toll From Drunk Driving Crash At SXSW Festival Rises

AP | Posted 03.28.2014 | Crime

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A fourth person has died of injuries suffered earlier this month when a suspected drunken driver drove into a crowd at the Sout...

CLAIM: Driver In Deadly Crash Accelerated Into SXSW Crowd

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 03.14.2014 | Crime

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The drunken-driving suspect who police say killed two people after he smashed his car through a street barricade at the South B...

Car Plows Into Crowd At SXSW, Killing 2

Posted 03.13.2014 | Crime

Two people were killed early Thursday morning when a suspected drunk driver crashed into a crowd during the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Tex...

SXSW 2014: Doing Things Differently, Doing Things the Same

Theo Bark | Posted 03.12.2014 | Entertainment
Theo Bark

I'm heading to Austin for SXSW again. This year I vow to make up for past mistakes, avoid running around, to eat sitting down, skip anything with a line and see every band on my list.

Sports Betting Has a Chance to Step Into the Sunlight

RJ Bell | Posted 03.08.2014 | Sports
RJ Bell

Sports betting is booming. Reuters estimates one trillion dollars is bet annually on sports worldwide. Yes, trillion with a T!

An Urban Librarian's Manifesto to SXSW Interactive

Christian Zabriskie | Posted 02.21.2014 | Books
Christian Zabriskie

Find a librarian at SXSW Interactive -- there are going to be a lot us there. Your perceptions and expectations of the profession will be challenged. There is a good chance that the librarian you meet will be much cooler than you expect.

The Best Quotes From SXSW

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.19.2013 | Arts

Our new series, "Seen and Heard," introduces great quotes from the past week. From hilariously ignorant to downright eloquent, we're on the lookout fo...

SXSW... a Bucket List Event

Jason Grill | Posted 05.15.2013 | Technology
Jason Grill

At the end of the day SXSW Interactive is an amazing spectacle. If you haven't ever been to Austin it's a must see city. If you haven't been to SXSW it's a bucket list event.

A Look at Austin's Food Truck Scene

One For The Table | Posted 05.12.2013 | Taste
One For The Table

The majority of food trucks in Austin aren't trucks at all.

Shaquille O'Neal Shows He's a Geek at Heart at SXSW 2013 (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.12.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal comes through the Samsung Blogger Lounge at SXSW 2013 to chat about his new YouTube Channel, "The Comedy Shaq," earning his doctorate and pitching projects through the social video platform, Tout.

International Interest Piles in as SXSW Gets More and More Global

Renee Blodgett | Posted 06.10.2012 | Home
Renee Blodgett

Having attended Austin's annual SXSW for more than a decade, I'm either getting older which naturally has to be true, or the event has gotten far too large for anyone with boundless energy to take in. I'd say in 2012, I suffered from a little of both.

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...

Twitter: An Essayist's Best Friend

Posted 03.17.2012 | Home

The SXSW panel, "Arts Criticism 140 Characters At A Time," was led by NPR's "Monkey See" editor, Linda Holmes, New Yorker critic Emily Nussbaum, Time ...

A Lead Singer Mounts The Crowd

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 03.17.2012 | Home

One of the strongholds of the British invasion into SXSW was Filter Magazine's Showdown at Cedar Street, where the Kaiser Chiefs and Keane both took t...

SXSW Comedy Recap: Day 6

Samantha Pitchel | Posted 05.16.2012 | Comedy
Samantha Pitchel

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SXSW 2012: Keane's Latest Channels Coldplay

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 03.19.2012 | Home

UPDATE: Check out video footage of Keane's big hit "Somewhere Only We Know," which we juuuust added below. British indie fixtures Keane lost their...

SXSW Comedy Recap: Day 5

Samantha Pitchel | Posted 05.16.2012 | Comedy
Samantha Pitchel

Live every week online and on Manhattan public access, and proudly touting the tagline "the most bizarre and often saddest talk show in New York City," TCGS is run by call-ins and audience members as much as by it's panel of improvisers and eponymous host.

SXSW Music Study Guide

Mark R. Collins | Posted 05.13.2012 | Home
Mark R. Collins

South by Southwest is more than just a festival. It's a choose your own adventure with live music as the central theme. The plot takes you from show t...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

WATCH: HuffPost Arts' Guide To SXSW Music, Film, Interactive

Posted 05.26.2011 | Arts

Each year around this time, a large selection of tech-geeks, art-geeks, and music-geeks convene in Texas for South By Southwest, an all-inclusive fest...

Foursquare Survivor Badge Released EN MASSE

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

A Foursquare Survivor badge has just been awarded to hundreds of people simultaneously. It's unclear if the mass Foursquare Survive badge distribut...