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SXSW Film Review: Upgrade
Science fiction has long posited the idea of the ghost in the machine, Arthur C. Clarke's term for the consciousness in the computer, AI before AI was a thing. But what, asks cyberpunk action-thriller Upgrade, if it's the human mind that's the virtual specter?

9:54PM Mon. Mar. 19, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Bill Murray Plays It Straight – Mostly
Standing onstage in front of a packed Long Center on Sunday, Bill Murray fumbled a stack of paper that floated down from his podium. The pianist responded with a swing melody, then in came the cello with a blistering, out-of-tempo rendition of “Flight of the Bumblebee.”

5:30PM Mon. Mar. 19, Dan Gentile Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: Rush Hour
Watching director Luciana Kaplan’s documentary triptych on planetwide, perpetual gridlock is nearly as exhausting as finding oneself ensnarled in an actual traffic jam. Which is exactly the point of this calculatedly fly-on-the-windscreen film.

2:31PM Mon. Mar. 19, Marc Savlov Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: American Animals
"Audacious heist" is the most cliched adjective-noun combo in cinema, and often the most misused. It's not audacious when skilled criminals try to pull off a complex heist; that's just a day at the office. To have no clue what you're doing, and try it anyway, that's audacity.

2:00PM Mon. Mar. 19, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Won’t You Be My Neighbor takes the guise of documentary – and of course, in many ways it is. Watching it, you learn all about Fred Rogers and his iconic show Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

12:36PM Mon. Mar. 19, Katarina Brown Read More | Comment »

SXSW Panel Recap: Does Satire Still Matter? Eh, Sure
As a political satirist, what do you do when your president is a walking caricature whose remarks and behavior are so beyond insanity they resemble something closer to parody than real-life? What do you do when the news headlines could be mistaken for surrealist humor? What do you do when the jokes too easily write themselves?

11:43AM Mon. Mar. 19, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

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Arrest Made in Fair Market Bomb Threat
Austin Police arrested Trevor Weldon Ingram last night on third degree felony charges of making a terroristic threat. Ingram, 26, is accused of issuing the bomb threat that canceled the Roots’ show Saturday night at Fair Market.

8:03AM Sun. Mar. 18, Chase Hoffberger Read More | Comment »

SXSW Announces Gaming Awards Winners
In a great year for video games, the SXSW Gaming Awards ceremony honored everything from the year's most-talked-about creations to Gamer's Voice Awards winners chosen by expo attendees.

10:00PM Sat. Mar. 17, James Renovitch Read More | Comment »

Bomb Threat Cancels Roots Show at Fair Market
Update: Police arrested 26-year-old Trevor Weldon Ingram for issuing a terroristic threat on Saturday night.

9:55PM Sat. Mar. 17, Nina Hernandez Read More | Comment »

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