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SXSW Film Adds Midnighters and More
Booking a film festival is about whittling. This year, the SXSW Film Festival staff received about 1,500 narrative features and 1,000 documentaries, and narrowed that down to about 150 titles. Now the Fest has announced 10 of the most eagerly awaited movies: the gory, gross, and engrossing list of Midnighters.

2:00PM Tue. Feb. 9, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

APD Releases Name of Officer Involved in Shooting
Geoffrey Freeman is the APD officer who shot and killed a teenager in Northeast Austin yesterday.

1:37PM Tue. Feb. 9, Chase Hoffberger Read More | Comment »

Hip-Hop Now Sucks?
“Hip hop sucks nowadays” – you’ve seen it on various local Facebook groups and blogs. Whether that’s true or not, it lacks specificity. The proclamation suggests an inferred knowledge of hip-hop’s anthropology, but we never remember things quite as they were before – even if we were around to experience them.

1:00PM Tue. Feb. 9, Kahron Spearman Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music Keynote 2: James Prince
Who’s James Prince? Hero? Villain? Community pillar? Bios begin at a 5th Ward-raised car salesman turned founder and CEO of Houston’s Rap-A-Lot Records, one of the most influential labels in hip-hop. To the C.V., South by Southwest now adds keynote speaker, scheduled for conversation with label star Bun B on Thursday, March 17, at the Convention Center.

10:25AM Tue. Feb. 9, Kahron Spearman Read More | Comment »

Moontower 5 Draws a Princess
No disrespect, Disney, but there's not a princess in your entire army of royal heroines that could get us as jazzed as the one that the 2016 Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival will have. That would be Princess, the Prince tribute band created by SNL alumna Maya Rudolph and singer-songwriter Gretchen Lieberum.

10:00AM Tue. Feb. 9, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Author Mo Daviau Debuts Every Anxious Wave at BookPeople
Because wouldn’t it be great if there was some way to go back in time and catch that one legendary show you missed by the band whose music pretty much saved your miserable life when you were young?

8:00AM Tue. Feb. 9, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

AC Daily, Events and Promotions, SXSW Daily Edition

Our latest from SXSW 2016, delivered March 11-20

Breaking news, recommended events, and more

Official Chronicle events, promotions, and giveaways
Who’s in the Pilot House?
Mayor Steve Adler and his aides are doing damage control over the city’s Pilot Knob PUD deal, initially declared “a landmark affordable housing deal” by the mayor and District 2 Council Member Delia Garza. Adler is now responding to criticism of the deal with elaboration, while reiterating, “This is a valuable tool to create affordability.”

7:00AM Tue. Feb. 9, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Education Reporter Michael Brick Dead
It's a sad day in Texas journalism, and especially among the state's small cadre of education reporters. Austinite Michael Brick, a Houston Chronicle reporter and the author of the definitive story of the saving of East Austin's Reagan High School, has died this morning of colon cancer at the age of 41.

5:30PM Mon. Feb. 8, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

SXSW Interactive Announces More Featured Speakers
Been underwhelmed by the South by Southwest Interactive lineup so far? Well, the organizers just dropped some sexy names to get you back into the fold. The beautiful mind of Susan Glasser, the superhero jawlines of the Winklevoss twins, and altogether empowered screen star Geena Davis are all confirmed.

3:00PM Mon. Feb. 8, James Renovitch Read More | Comment »

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