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March 2011

SXSW: Music Day 4: Kanye West, Liz Phair, James Blake…

Hip-hop royalty, Kanye West and Snoop Dogg, thrill the closing night crowds, while TV on the Radio and Yuck play even more great sets, and Perez Hilton lures Liz Phair to his big party.

SXSW Film Festival Day 6: Mel Gibson and ‘The Beaver’

The Beaver's world premiere at SXSW leaves an audience wondering if they enjoyed it or not.

SXSW: Music Day 3: Yoko Ono, OMD, the Kills, Matt & Kim…

Yoko Ono shares her life's history at the Convention Center, Yuck continues to thrill audiences, and photos from '80s new wavers OMD, the Kills, Matt & Kim and more...

SXSW Film Festival Day 5: ‘Life in a Day’ / ‘My Sucky Teen Romance’

A teen movie about vampires, shot by teens, making fun of teen vampire movies -- I prepared myself for the worst.

SXSW: Music Day 2: The Strokes, Janelle Monae, TV on the Radio…

The Strokes and Janelle Monáe thrill at day two of SXSW, while Bob Geldof keynotes the morning conference with a combative and passionate talk about the decline of rock and roll.

SXSW Film Festival Day 4 (Part 2): It Ain’t Cool

I have nothing but mad respect for Harry Knowles… but, please God, don’t ever make me watch Dragonslayer again.

SXSW: Music Day 1: Twin Shadow, DOM, Yelawolf, Jack White…

Lots of great shows, surprises, and first appearances at SXSW today, including a surprise appearance by Jack White and shows from indie faves like DOM, Twin Shadow, and Yelawolf.

SXSW Film Festival Day 4: Another Earth and The Dish & The Spoon

Another Earth is an absorbing sci-fi drama/romance that the less you know about, the better. If you were lucky enough to have seen Moon without knowing anything about it, this is like that.

SXSW Film Festival Day 3: The Darker Side of Coco

In recent pop culture history, the late night debacle of Conan O’Brien verus Jay Leno garnered more of a reaction from my peers than most political issues do.

South by Southwest: Night 1 Music Begins

It was a chaotic night in Austin as Interactive and Film closed, and the Music portion officially began at the YouTube Welcome party featuring a

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