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March 2013

Hey Marseilles Soft-Rocks SXSW

If a dive bar, tiny stage, and light beer couldn't phase this Seattle septet, nothing could.


SXSW Interactive: The Return of Outer Space

In a year where social media was an afterthought at SXSW, what really mattered? Space exploration, that's what.


Psychological Thriller ‘Holy Ghost People’ is the Perfect Fit for SXSW

Holy Ghost People takes viewers on a trip through a snake-handling church in the heart of the Appalachian mountains as a young woman attempts to discover what happened to her sister with the help of a downtrodden, alcoholic ex-Marine.


‘Burma’ Proves to Be a SXSW Surprise

Carlos Puga's first feature-length film since The S1gnificance of Se7eventeen is a thoughtful family drama that invites contemplation and deserves praise for its excellent ensemble cast.


Embracing the Short: SXSW Edition

Short films are often put aside or overlooked as the appetizers of the film world. The shorts program at SXSW, however, is full of tasty gems that deserve to be seen.


Brian Reich and a Response to SXSW Interactive’s Brand Nation

Brand is so omnipresent at SXSW that companies strap fur to cars to try and catch your numbed out attention.


SXSW 2013: Midnighters 4 - Rob Zombie Was Right

The Lords of Salem made its debut at SXSW but might not have been what Rob Zombie fans have been waiting for.


SXSW Interactive: 3-D Printing - Power to the People

3-D printing is the big draw at SXSW this year and it's getting plenty of love. And no wonder – Obama highlighted it in his State of the Union.


Striking a Match at SXSW

Upstart pop country duo outshines bigger, more established names in surprising Tuesday night set.


SXSW 2013 Spotlight: Animated Shorts

The animated short is the perfect vehicle for filmmakers who want to reach audiences in a fascinating, often whimsical way while making substantial technical and artistic advancements. This year's SXSW animated shorts selections don't disappoint on either counts.


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