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sxswf: Tickle Me Live and In the Flesh

Kevin Clash sat quietly checking his email prior to the start of the doc Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey. An almost full house at the Austin Convention Center’s Vimeo Theater scooted past him unaware that they had just had an Elmo experience. Read More | Comment »

Film 8:25PM Sat. Mar. 12, 2011, Joe O'Connell

sxswf: No Ellen Page, But Still Pretty 'Super'

When Ellen Page missed her flight and thus a standing room-only talk about the film Super, co-star Rainn Wilson picked up his cell phone and put Page on speaker phone to chat with the crowd of more than 650. Read More | Comment »

Film 7:59PM Sat. Mar. 12, 2011, Joe O'Connell

sxsw: Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

sxsw4japan.org, partnering with the Red Cross, has already cleared an initial goal of $10,000 in donations to help victim relief in Japan. As befits a conference full of smart, savvy go-getters, they’re shooting for $10,000 more. Read More | Comment »

Film 7:19PM Sat. Mar. 12, 2011, Kimberley Jones

sxsw: As If You Had an Hour to Spare

Don't forget Daylight Savings kicks in at 2am, which necessitates setting your clock forward an hour. Sleep when you're dead, indeed. Read More | Comment »

Film 7:01PM Sat. Mar. 12, 2011, Kimberley Jones

sxswi: Are You a Douchebag

It's undeniable: There are a lot of douchebags walking the Earth. But it's not the incorrigible douchebags that are the problem. It's that everyone has the ability to slip into douchebaggery. Yes, even at SXSW. Fortunately, there's a panel for that. Read More | Comment »

Tech 3:56PM Sat. Mar. 12, 2011, Richard Whittaker

sxswi: Screenburn Arcade

Finding free stuff without a badge is generally a matter of exhaustive web browsing, diligent RSVPing, and no shortage of smooth talking. Not so for the Screenburn Arcade, which is generally lineless, blind to badges, and chock full of gaming awesomeness. Read More | Comment »

Gaming 1:39PM Sat. Mar. 12, 2011, James Renovitch

sxswf: Famous People Looking Pretty

Duncan Jones, who broke big with his debut Moon at SXSW 09, showed up with his starry cast – Gyllenhaal! Monaghan! Farmiga! – for Friday night's Paramount premiere of new thriller Source Code. Click through for the gallery. Read More | Comment »

Film 10:36AM Sat. Mar. 12, 2011, Kimberley Jones

sxswi: Mad About @BettyDraper

Helen Klein Ross is so much more cheery than her Twitter handle, @BettyDraper, named for the sullen Mad Men character Ross channels to write her 140 character missives on Twitter. That made attending her Friday workshop on how to fully exploit the short, short, short form – aka the tweet – that much more enjoyable. Read More | Comment »

TV Eye 10:09AM Sat. Mar. 12, 2011, Belinda Acosta

sxswi: Getting Folksy

Former UT graduate student and current Assistant Professor at Western Carolina University, Nathan Kreuter kicked off Friday afternoon’s panel Folkways These Days: Crafty Knowledge in Digital Networks with a definition of the term “folkways,” which is, broadly speaking, traditional behaviors of groups of people. Read More | Comment »

Web 7:46AM Sat. Mar. 12, 2011, Melanie Haupt

Teasers for 'Turkey Bowl' 'Incendiary: The Willingham Case' 'Super'

sxswf: Trailer Park

Day two of SXSW film already? After Jake Gyllenhaal brought Congress to a halt last night for the Source Code premiere, tonight Rainn Wilson goes Super at the Paramount. Read More | Comment »

Film 1:00AM Sat. Mar. 12, 2011, Richard Whittaker

sxswf: Hand-Held 'Hobo'

Hobo With a Shotgun doesn’t screen at SXSW until Tuesday, but you can start gunning away now with a new Drafthouse app. Read More | Comment »

Film 8:04PM Fri. Mar. 11, 2011, Kimberley Jones

'LBF,' 'Taken by Storm,' and 'Source Code' screening tonight

sxswf: Trailer Park Finds the Source

So you've read about the films screening at SXSW, and now you have to work out which one you really want to see. Well, with a week full of premieres looming, we'll be bringing you the trailers for the big films and some under-the-radar flicks. So what's on-screen tonight? Read More | Comment »

Film 5:47PM Fri. Mar. 11, 2011, Richard Whittaker

sxswi: From In-Game Friends to Meatspace Marriage

An avatar love story that started in Second Life and made the move over to just plain “real” life. Read More | Comment »

Film 4:10AM Fri. Mar. 11, 2011, Memory Harker

Reality Show Call Board: Kitchen Nightmares

Restaurant owners who think they need a little tough love to get their joint back on track are invited to apply for the next season of Kitchen Nightmares (Fox). Read More | Comment »

Television 10:08AM Thu. Mar. 10, 2011, Belinda Acosta

sxswf: Even More 'Incendiary'

The death penalty case of Cameron Todd Willingham, executed in 2004 for the alleged arson murders of his three young children more than a decade earlier, has brought to the fore serious questions about the reliability of forensic evidence in criminal cases, and about whether Texas relied on outdated fire science in order to send a man to his death. Read More | Comment »

Film 8:00AM Thu. Mar. 10, 2011, Jordan Smith

Bob Byington Sees the World, Writes Home About It

When Bob Byington took his comedy Harmony and Me to Australia, we asked him to keep a journal for us of his travels. Back home now, Bob starts production on his next film, Somebody Up There Likes Me, starring Nick Offerman, this July in Austin. Journaling begins after the jump... Read More | Comment »

Film 4:54PM Tue. Mar. 8, 2011, Bob Byington

Are You the Gleekiest of Them All?

Glee fans (AKA “Gleeks”) are invited to declare why they are by far, the biggest gleek of them all, in a new contest sponsored by the Fox series. Read More | Comment »

Television 12:19PM Tue. Mar. 8, 2011, Belinda Acosta

'Intergalactic Nemesis', 'Sundown' trailers

Staple! In Motion

If you missed day one of Staple! the independent media expo, don't worry. There's still day two, with a special first peak at chapter one of volume two of live-action graphic novel The Intergalactic Nemesis. Read More | Comment »

Film 9:55PM Sat. Mar. 5, 2011, Richard Whittaker

Goth comic king James O'Barr at Staple! this weekend

A Lot to Crow About

There aren't many comics that were true cultural landmarks. The first appearance of the Yellow Kid. The first issues of Action Comics, Fantastic Four and Watchmen. But few contemporary works have had the long-running appeal of The Crow, whose creator James O'Barr is in Austin this weekend for a new documentary screening at Staple! Read More | Comment »

Film 12:25AM Sat. Mar. 5, 2011, Richard Whittaker

Behold the New Drafthouse

Ritz, Village, Lake Creek, Lamar and now Parkside: It's official, construction is about to begin on the latest Alamo Drafthouse. According to company CEO Tim League, the new all-digital eight-screen Parkside Alamo near Circle C in South-West Austin will play a pivotal role in the company's growth. Read More | Comment »

Film 1:24PM Thu. Mar. 3, 2011, Richard Whittaker

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