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SXSW Announces Lee Daniels as Film Keynote
Reminding us that it's never too early to think about that March behemoth that takes over Austin (whether you're a participant or not), SXSW released some tidbits on its 2017 Festival.

10:00AM Tue. Sep. 6, Josh Kupecki Read More | Comment »

South by Southwest Goes to Washington
South by Southwest is a cultural behemoth that refuses to stop growing, taking over more of Austin, extending its tendrils to new subjects like fashion and education. Soon, the borders of Austin will not be enough to contain it, as the megafestival turns its colonizing eye toward our nation’s capital.

3:00PM Fri. Sep. 2, Tucker Whatley Read More | Comment »

SXSW Expands Music Festival
The countdown to South by Southwest 2017 ticks at 228 days. Next year’s buzz bands are still six to eight months away from reveal, but we doubt Donald and Melania Trump will get the same keynote invitation the Obamas received earlier this year. Nevertheless, SXSW 2017 has begun taking shape with this morning’s announcement of 11 speakers.

11:00AM Mon. Jul. 25, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

SXSW Announces Keynotes, First Speakers
So SXSW has just made its major announcement about huge changes for badgeholders, and what exactly those badges will get them into. Now they've put out the first roundup of speakers, with massive names from science, politics, technology, TV, music, and sports.

10:00AM Mon. Jul. 25, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Showtime's SXSW Comedy Puts Austin Culture in the Crosshairs
It’s easy to make jokes about SXSW – the lanyards, the tech scene enthusiasts, even the whiteness (as comedian Moshe Kasher puts it, “diverse kinds of white people”). The six performers for SXSW Comedy With Natasha Leggero never missed an opportunity to capitalize on the ridiculousness of Austin’s culture while they performed in the middle of it.

8:00AM Fri. Jul. 15, Emily Gibson Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: I Am a Hero
Sometimes it's difficult living up to your name. Especially when your name is an ideogrammatic pun that really doesn't translate well.

6:15PM Wed. Mar. 23, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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SXSW Film Review: Carnage Park
Another film festival, another Mickey Keating film. The only working director to give Sion Sono a run for his money on both quality and quantity of titles, the enfant terrible of American genre cinema has gone back to the desert for his fourth feature, Carnage Park.

3:00PM Wed. Mar. 23, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: We Are X
If X Japan were American and sang in English, they would be the biggest band in the world. So sayeth Gene Simmons of Kiss in We Are X, a history of the biggest band you never heard of.

2:45PM Wed. Mar. 23, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Kaci and the Wagakkiband: A SXSW Interview
Before those well-dressed forces of nature that comprise Wagakkiband rocked the adoring crowd at SXSW's Des Moines Embassy last week, Chronicle freelancer (and sometimes cover model) Kaci Beeler stopped by the Zella House lounge to find out what all the buzz was about.

1:05PM Wed. Mar. 23, Kaci Beeler and Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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