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SXSW Panel: Veep: A Conversation with the Cast and Showrunner
A surprisingly complete cast – plus showrunner – appeared before a crowded ballroom to drop hints about (and a trailer for) season 6 of HBO’s award-winning and critically-beloved political comedy.

3:30PM Tue. Mar. 14, Carina Magyar Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin
There is nothing visually notable or narratively inspired in The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin, but those who see the nonfiction feature in theatres are unlikely to notice this, as this love letter to the American author is pre-sold to Maupin’s international fan base.

4:30PM Mon. Mar. 13, Sean L. Malin Read More | Comment »

SXSW Comedy Review: Comedy Bang! Bang!
For a “record-breaking 11th year in a row,” garrulous comedian Scott Aukerman returned to SXSW, this year to tape two live episodes of his beloved Comedy Bang! Bang! podcast. With his usual whip-smart timing and managerial expertise on full display, Aukerman guided the first taping at Esther’s Follies to frenzied, deserved applause.

2:00PM Mon. Mar. 13, Sean L. Malin Read More | Comment »

SXSW Comedy: Talk Show the Game Show
Guy Branum’s new TruTV show, Talk Show the Game Show, previewed with a live version in Esther’s Follies Saturday night. In came 266 drenched audience members and 200+ dripping umbrellas, but the wait in the rain was worth it, as the comics provided more fireworks than even the show’s producers anticipated.

3:00PM Sun. Mar. 12, Carina Magyar Read More | Comment »

SXSW Comedy: Completely Official Showcase of Comedy
Lashonda Lester's incredible year began last May when she was crowned Funniest Person in Austin, the first African-American to win the contest and first female winner in 16 years. Now, at Sunday's SXSW Comedy major showcase, she’s sharing the stage with Janeane Garofalo, Joe DeRosa, and Shane Mauss – and it’s no big thing.

2:10PM Sun. Mar. 12, Carina Magyar Read More | Comment »

Feminist Edit-a-Thon Makes Wikipedia More Diverse
Wikipedia gets its yearly feminist makeover this Saturday, March 11. Stephanie Creaghan, Aditi Ohri, and Jessica Wagner organized the local Feminist Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon with the intention of including more female, queer, and genderqueer artist profiles, as well as increasing the percentage of women-identified and nonbinary contributors.

2:49PM Fri. Mar. 10, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

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In Memoriam: Ishmael Soto
Throughout his 60-year career, art was more than a means of self-expression for Ishmael Soto. It was a connection to culture and community, it was a craft to share with students, it was family. That's to say that the passing of Soto on Feb. 27, the day before his 85th birthday, was more than the loss of an artist. It was the loss of a pillar in the Austin arts.

10:00AM Wed. Mar. 8, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Comedian Raul Sanchez Is From Around These Here Parts
You think all this recent anti-immigrant shit is funny, you’re wrong. You think Raul Sanchez is funny, you’re right.

4:00PM Tue. Mar. 7, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

In Memoriam: Gary Cartwright
Texas has lost a Mad Dog. Gary Cartwright, Texas Monthly stalwart, author of the true-crime classic Blood Will Tell, sportswriter extraordinaire, inveterate prankster, and all-around helluva writer, died Wed., Feb. 22, after complications from a fall in his home. He was 82.

3:45PM Thu. Mar. 2, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

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