March 13, 2015

Volume 34, Number 28

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SXSW 2015 Preview

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news

What Now for SXSW?

A year after tragedy, the city and the Festival look to a sustainable future

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Point Austin: "We the People"

The meaning of the anniversaries of the Civil Rights Struggle

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Lyft Up; Uber Under

The city sorts out airport ride-booking, and Uber resists

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Jumpolin & Gentrification Backlash

Jumpolin owners fight back against landlord demolition

BY TONY CANTÚ

Council: Diminishing Returns

Council with a lighter load, and big problems at Planning

BY MICHAEL KING

Lege Lines: Dubious Tax Cuts, Senate Shenan­igans, Twitter Trysts, and More

Business lobby doubts tax cuts, and more from the Capitol

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Bill of the Week

Legislator wants lawyers for "the unborn"

BY MARY TUMA

AFT: "Fund Our Schools"

Teachers rally at Capitol in support of schools

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Still Room in Obamacare

More time to get covered for those who didn't realize they'd have to pay a fee

BY TASHANNA TURNER

Making Change at SXSWEdu

Edu conference focuses on efforts at social change

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Death Watch: No Recourse for Mental Illness

Texas about to execute another insane inmate

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Smog Alert

The EPA considers tightening standard for ground-level ozone

BY NORA ANKRUM

The Hightower Report: A Supreme Political Fraud to Gut Obamacare

Yet another attempt to take down Obamacare
food

SXSW INTERACTIVE 2015

Free to Brew

Tech to help aid the home beer- and coffee-maker

BY ASHLEY MORENO

From Tweeting to Eating

How food and technology are changing Austin

BY RACHEL FEIT

Bon Appétit, Y'all

Legendary mag still eyeing Austin

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

We'll take the drumstick

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Fork & Vine

Fork & Vine caters to grownups

BY BRANDON WATSON

Food Events

music

SXSW MUSIC 2015

Tuesday SXSW Music Preview Guide

Previewing the first night of SXSW Music 2015.

SXSW 2015 Records

Asleep at the Wheel

Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys

Jorma Kaukonen

Ain't in No Hurry

Royal Thunder

Crooked Doors

Quantic

Magnetica

Welcome to the Machine

2014-15 Austin Music Industry Awards results

BY KEVIN CURTIN

We're Not Like Everybody Else

The 2014-15 Austin Music Awards, an alumni free-for-all

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Playback: Rap Reigns at SXSW

Snoop Dogg crowns SXSW hip-hop as keynote, the Cherubs may have topped Heroin Man, and Sparkplug becomes part of musicians’ shared economy

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

Them There Eyes

In Eyes Without a Face exhibit, artist Jason Edmiston eyeballs pop-culture figures

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

SXSW INTERACTIVE 2015

Manufacturing Innovation

Will the next big thing be a product of inspiration, perspiration, or just dumb luck?

BY NORA ANKRUM

Simulated Sex

The ins and outs of virtual pornography

BY RUSS ESPINOZA

ISIS and Radical Twitter

Should we be worried about extremists' hacking skills?

BY MARC SAVLOV

Why Are My Phone Pics Not Works of Art?

It might not be the gear, but the photographer

BY JOE O'CONNELL

Do Cyborgs Dream of Uninterrupted Sleep?

Wearables, fashion, and the reality of the feminist cyborg

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Paola Antonelli and Interaction Design

We talk with MoMA's Paola Antonelli about interaction design

BY ANDY CAMPBELL

Help Desk

How to interact at SXSW Interactive

BY MICHAEL AGRESTA

A Tough Year for Women Online

But is Internet culture moving in the right direction?

BY AMY KAMP

Too Soon?

We grade some of SXSW Interactive's boldest tech

BY JESSICA LUTHER

SXSW FILM 2015

The Human Condition

Ex Machina writer/director Alex Garland on robots, sex, and the collaborative spirit

BY CINDY WIDNER

The Bass Drum Heard 'Round the World

How the Roland TR-808 drum machine revolutionized music

BY DAN GENTILE

The Folk Hero We Deserve

Seeing double of Jason Schwartzman

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Dead Awakening

Rob Thomas unleashes iZombie

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

It's Complicated

Four features explore rocky relationships

The Dreamers

Four docs on defying the odds

The Showalter State

Mr. Irony tries sincerity with Hello, My Name Is Doris

BY MICHAEL AGRESTA

What's Eating Him

Henry Rollins makes the jump to leading man in cannibal comedy He Never Died

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

This Comic Does House Calls

Knock Knock It's Tig Notaro

BY ANDY CAMPBELL

When the Beat Reporter Packs a Pipe

Rolling Papers looks at how The Denver Post tackled its pot coverage

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Through an Afghan Lens Darkly

In Frame by Framefour photojournalists navigate a newly free press in Afghanistan

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

Counterculture Time Capsule

Forty years later, Les Blank's Leon Russell rock doc sees the light of day

BY LARS NILSEN

How to Do Convergence Day

Convergence Day, Tuesday, March 17

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Film Reviews

Chappie

Impeccable visual effects don't counteract the film's lackluster emotional affect

Cinderella

Simple, elegant, and lovely, this live-action fairy tale enchants

Deli Man

This doc about Jewish delis is tasty but fatty

NH10

Indian thriller.

’71

A kinetic chase movie uses the Troubles of Northern Ireland as its setting

Unfinished Business

The crude humor and cloying sentiment of Vince Vaughn's latest comedy make it a dud
arts & culture

SXSW COMEDY 2015

New Model for a Funny Business

Bill Burr and Al Madrigal's All Things Comedy lets the folks making jokes own more than the laughs

BY RUSS ESPINOZA

Adomian's Ascension

This year's SXSW is James Adomian's festival – we just laugh in it

BY RUSS ESPINOZA

Frazetta Up Close

Robert Rodriguez gives Austin a look at some originals by the master of fantasy art, Frank Frazetta

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Showing Black Lives Matter

Facing race then and now onstage in Pretty Fire and Hands Up Hoodies Down

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Simple Sundries

Glass Half Full's simple bird-meets-girl story is more complex than it appears

She Stoops to Conquer

Austin Playhouse brought out the impudence of this comedy of manners through a shared vision of sincere simplicity

"Up + Up: 2015 Senior Art Exhibition"

This UT student group show is surprisingly tame
columns

The Good Eye: Tales From the Aging Box

Two actresses opine on when the only opportunity left is to play a mother. (Or a grandmother.)

BY AMY GENTRY

Gay Place: Confidential

Welcome to queer heaven, SXSWers

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips: Prairie Dog Town

These critters are making a comeback

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Family Friendly

Getting to know the neighbors

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

SXSW SPORTS 2015

On Sides

Chris Kluwe on the NFL, gay rights, and online harassment

BY ERIC SOLLENBERGER

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

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