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Reading Joy Aloud

It’s a rarity to see BookWoman, Austin’s feminist bookstore, filled with gay men. But there they were, most middle-aged or older, most poetically inclined. The purpose of the BoWo gathering was to read and re-ignite the poetry of James Broughton. Read More | Comment »

11:05AM Tue. Mar. 12, 2013, Andy Campbell

Brooklyn Brewery Mash Arrives in Austin

Launched amidst the fury of South by Southwest as part of an 11-city tour of the United States, Brooklyn Brewery rolled into Austin on a mission - to share the Mash. Brooklyn Brewery’s interactive fusion of food, film, music, books, and “humanity’s favorite beverage” celebrated the intimate union of storytelling and community. Read More | Comment »

5:20PM Mon. Mar. 11, 2013, Anna Toon

Qui SouthBites Showcases Delicious Diversity

If you weren’t looking for it, you could miss it. Paul Qui’s much-anticipated SouthBites food court, full of food trucks hand-picked from Austin and beyond, has no signage, no fanfare, nothing at all, in fact, that touts the wildly popular chef as its curator. SouthBites is all about the food. Read More | Comment »

5:00PM Mon. Mar. 11, 2013, Gracie Salem

Free Mustache Rides

Getting around town during SXSW can be a bit mercenary. Badge holders fight bar hoppers for pedicabs, ride-sharing services fight the city, and cab drivers fight rising waves of nausea. It's a bit like the Road Warrior, if you substitute man bags for nunchucks. No wonder Lyft decided to offer something a bit more cuddly. Read More | Comment »

1:43PM Mon. Mar. 11, 2013, Brandon Watson

Fire at the Sheraton Downtown (Updated)

Reports from Downtown are saying the Austin Fire Department is on the scene of a two-alarm fire at the Sheraton Hotel (701 E. 11th). Read More | Comment »

10:20PM Sun. Mar. 10, 2013, Monica Riese

SouthBites Food Trailer Court Lineup

Although the empty corner lot at Rainey and Driskill Streets is ultimately destined to disappear under a luxury hotel, for the next fortnight it will be home to a food trailer court called SouthBites. Austin's own Top Chef Paul Qui has invited a diverse group of food truck chefs to the party, which means the food will be fabulous. Read More | Comment »

1:45PM Wed. Mar. 6, 2013, Virginia B. Wood

Fader Fort RSVP Now Open for Business [updated]

The annual Fader Fort – the four-day party/band showcase/Converse-powered bacchanalia – is now open closed for RSVPs. Read More | Comment »

11:00AM Wed. Mar. 6, 2013, Kimberley Jones

SXSW Comedy Announces Preliminary Lineup

Compared to the bulletins put out by SXSW's Interactive, Music, & Film arms – news blasts so frequent they leave us fairly reeling – SXSW Comedy has only just made its first lineup announcement of the 2013 calendar year. Don't worry: There's plenty there worth having waited for. Read More | Comment »

2:20PM Thu. Feb. 21, 2013, Kimberley Jones

SXSWedu: Lights, Camera, Learn

SXSWedu has announced its lineup of eight documentaries to screen during the 2013 conference and festival. And in case you think that they're just wheeling out an old 8mm projector for some drivers' ed reels, they have major documentaries like Bully and Brooklyn Castle, and Q&As with the directors and cast. Read More | Comment »

2:58PM Thu. Feb. 7, 2013, Richard Whittaker

SXSWedu Announces Bill Gates as Keynote

Cross one big name off the SXSW bucket list: Bill Gates will serve as the keynote speaker for SXSWedu 2013. Read More | Comment »

11:04AM Tue. Jan. 8, 2013, Richard Whittaker

Noise Pop's Sonic 'Covers' Feast

In a single week,
near the beginning of
the month just passed,
I had two of the most amazing
dining experiences of my life. Read More | Comment »

8:58AM Mon. Apr. 2, 2012, Wayne Alan Brenner

Something to Chew On

As season 2 of Bob’s Burgers was premiering on Fox last Sunday, several cast members – Eugene Mirman (Gene), Dan Mintz (Tina), Kristen Schaal (Louise), Larry Murphy (Teddy), and Kurt Braunohler – took the stage for the first of back to back SXComedy shows. It wasn’t a panel. Because as Mirman asked the audience, “Who would want to hear that?” Read More | Comment »

11:24AM Tue. Mar. 13, 2012, Ashley Moreno

Papaquiles from the Munchie Mobile

Chances are that when Ryan Schierling and Julie Munroe cooked up a batch of chilaquiles with a nontraditional carbohydrate in their Seattle apartment a couple of years back, they would never have envisioned it being served from a food truck at all hours during SXSW. Read More | Comment »

4:42PM Sun. Mar. 11, 2012, Melanie Haupt

Parking Secrets

This photo taken outside the Austin Convention Center on Saturday says it all about SXSW 2012: make sure you park in the right spot, and that spot probably should be somewhere in Round Rock. Read More | Comment »

9:56AM Sun. Mar. 11, 2012, Joe O'Connell

It's Sunday Morning. Do You Know What Time It Is?

Going off the torrential rains, you'd be forgiven for thinking the time was somewhere in the neighborhood of the-end-is-nigh, but we're referring to Daylight Savings. It happened while you were sleeping off Saturday night. Set your clocks ahead an hour, friends. Read More | Comment »

7:44AM Sun. Mar. 11, 2012, Kimberley Jones

Film Flam

It sounds like the unpromising lead up to a punchline: What do you get when you combine a poet, a screenwriter, a novelist... and the Super Bowl? Read More | Comment »

2:39PM Wed. Feb. 8, 2012, Kimberley Jones

The Secretary and the Reading Rainbow

Last year's inaugural SXSWedu conference was a low-key, mostly in-state affair. Looks like SXSWedu 2012 is swinging for the bleachers, with the announcement that US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan joins child literacy icon LeVar Burton on this year's list of keynote speakers. Read More | Comment »

1:19PM Wed. Jan. 11, 2012, Richard Whittaker

How Green is My SXSW?

First there was music, then film, then interactive, then education, and now SXSW is getting more environmentally aware with the launch of SXSW Eco this October. Read More | Comment »

5:42PM Mon. Jun. 27, 2011, Richard Whittaker

sxsw: Packed It, Hauled It In Here, Wore it:

The crowds may have been gnarlier than ever, with attendance to SXSW rising 20% to 30% every year, but they looked like they packed, especially the ladies. Read More | Comment »

3:11AM Sun. Mar. 20, 2011, Anne Harris

sxsw: Get Your Shop on! No Badge Required!

This just in from Style X, the local shopping event and fashion shows from SXSW, which we wrote about here in early February: You can bust in early on the shopping event by spending $100 at one of the local boutiques from now until Friday. Read More | Comment »

4:09PM Thu. Mar. 17, 2011, Anne Harris

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