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Whitney Wolfe Herd, Bob Odenkirk, M. Night Shyamalan to Speak at SXSW
Dating app visionary Whitney Wolfe Herd will return to South by Southwest in 2020, this time as a keynote speaker. The CEO and founder of Bumble, considered one of the most influential women in tech, won’t have to travel far — she's lived in Austin since 2014.

1:00PM Wed. Dec. 11, 2019, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Roger Waters and Erin Lee Carr to Keynote SXSW 2020
Roger Waters has signed on as South by Southwest Music’s first keynote speaker of 2020. The singer, bassist, and activist served as the mastermind and lyricist behind two of the most popular albums of all time, Pink Floyd’s The Wall and Dark Side of the Moon.

12:00PM Tue. Nov. 12, 2019, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Iconic Rocker Kim Gordon, Former Nintendo President Reggie Fils-Aimé Lead SXSW 2020 Lineup
Cross-creative industry conference South by Southwest, which holds its 34th gathering March 13-22 next year, has just announced iconic Sonic Youth bassist and visual artist Kim Gordon and former Nintendo of America COO and President Reggie Fils-Aimé as the first keynote speakers.

11:00AM Tue. Sep. 10, 2019, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

What If Your Contact Lenses Could Change with the Light?
I went to a thing at SXSW this year.

8:00AM Wed. Apr. 3, 2019, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Nardwuar Gifts Quin NFN a Copy of the Chronicle in New Video
Nardwuar, notorious Canadian interviewer John Ruskin who’s known for unconventional questions and astonishingly deep research, linked up with burgeoning Austin rapper Quin NFN during South by Southwest.

1:25PM Tue. Mar. 26, 2019, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: Midnight Shorts
SXSW’s Midnight Shorts earned a buzz screening this year: Something completely unheard of at any festival. Compared to the other short film blocks, this genre-heavy roster was sprinkled with big-name talent, from producer David Gordon Green (“Bronzed”) to horror starlet Maika Monroe (“How to Be Alone”). Here are some of the highlights.

7:32PM Wed. Mar. 20, 2019, Jenny Nulf Read More | Comment »

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SXSW Panel Recap: Diversity in Video Games: Hard Talk for Change
Ask the average passer-by what a “gamer” looks like, the picture that will form in their mind probably won’t look too different from the stereotype that has dominated pop culture and advertisements since the ‘80s and ‘90s: a young, white, straight male in a backwards baseball cap, perhaps firing off a string of curse words into a microphone.

7:00PM Wed. Mar. 20, 2019, Tucker Whatley Read More | Comment »

SXSW Recap: Bozoma Saint John
It’s no secret that the cultural landscape of America and beyond is shifting at the speed of light. It’s becoming all too common for businesses, organization, and brands to publicly flounder in the current of change, either by not changing fast enough with the times, or through misappropriating cultural movements in lame attempts to appear relevant.

5:40PM Wed. Mar. 20, 2019, Tucker Whatley Read More | Comment »

Best of SXSW: Best Stage Banter, Best Show, Best Repeats
Mental health practitioners have long noted a drastic change in handwriting as evidence of Multiple Personality Disorder. Looking at the back page of my notebook, where I log a semi-complete and oft-misspelled list of bands I see during South by Southwest, it’s clear that nine days of music fundamentally altered my brain.

11:55AM Tue. Mar. 19, 2019, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

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