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'The Handmaid's Tale' Promotion At SXSW Is Perfect

Hulu's upcoming series based on a portion of Margaret Atwood's dystopian world, The Handmaid's Tale, is set to feel uncomfortably relevant. The book, which was published in 1985, is set during a futuristic, hyper-religious part of the United States c…
By Jordana Lipsitz

FLOTUS Nails It On Male Feminists

Although all the panelists on stage Wednesday at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas, were women (accomplished and esteemed ones at that) and all talking about the importance of empowering girls across the globe, the First Lady made it very clea…
By Kastalia Medrano

13 Female Artists To Hear Before SXSW

It's almost that time of year again. You know, that time when music lovers, publicists, and journalists head on down to Austin, Texas for the South by Southwest Music Festival. That one week in March when your social feed is chock full of photos and …
By Shannon Carlin

See Exclusive First Look At 'Addicted To Fresno'

Premiering at 2015's South By Southwest festival, Addicted to Fresno stars Parks & Recreation's Aubrey Plaza, Jurassic World's Judy Greer, and Orange is the New Black's Natasha Lyonne. The film is a comedy about two sisters who are completely co-dep…
By Anna Klassen

Miley Lives It Up At SXSW

Miley Cyrus might have boyfriend trouble on the horizon. At least according to one source, who told People that Miley Cyrus was "super bummed" after seeing photos surface of Patrick Schwarzenegger getting perhaps a bit too close for comfort with a fe…
By Jaclyn Anglis

Lizzie Velasquez Debuts Her SXSW Documentary

You probably know who Lizzie Velasquez is already, but if you don't, well, prepare to meet your newest role model. The 26-year-old just debuted her documentary “A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story” at the SXSW Festival, and boy, did it move eve…
By Stephanie Chon

A Google Exec Made A Sexist (& Ironic) Mistake

The lack of workplace diversity is an oft-discussed issue, one that has garnered the attention of a number of global companies. Among them is Google, who has made efforts to right that wrong. On Monday, when speaking about the tech industry's racial …
By Clarissa-Jan Lim Szu-Hwei

Will Ferrell Says 'Get Hard' Is Definitely NSFW

On Monday evening, Will Ferrell devotees lined up to see the comedian's latest flick, Get Hard , debut at SXSW film, music, and interactive festival. The screening was met with an overly packed house, with chuckles so hearty they muffled half the jok…
By Anna Klassen

Say "Yo" To Your Friends From Your Wrist

Say "yo" right from your wrist. The Yo iPhone app is coming to an Apple Watch near you. The app that lets you send a Yo to friends or get a Yo from accounts you've subscribed to will be available on the new watches, but you'll still need your phone t…
By Lauren Holter

Saoirse Ronan Won The Fashion Game At SXSW

Is there anyone cooler or more fashionable than Saoirse Ronan? Nope! Like her often wonderfully-dressed characters (I'm still not over her adorable stint as Agatha in the Academy Award for Best Costume Design-winning The Grand Budapest Hotel — and we…
By Rosie Narasaki

So Glad Jimmy Kimmel Didn't Give Up on His Show

Can you imagine a world without ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live? Well, Jimmy Kimmel almost wanted it to happen. The host of the ABC nightly talk show, which is currently filming at Austin's SXSW festival, revealed that he wanted ABC to cancel him during the …
By Mallory Carra

Movies Have So Many Cool Marketing Campaigns

In the world of online dating, things aren't always as they seem. Tinder users at Austin's SXSW festival learned that the hard way this weekend, getting totally punked by a profile from a beautiful 25-year old woman named Ava, who "likes to draw. And…
By Mallory Carra

Craigslist Lodging Options for SXSW Get Creative

If you don't have accommodations for the SXSW music festival in Austin, time to find a place to rest your music-going head is running out quickly, but your quest is not hopeless. You might have to settle for some less-than-luxurious surroundings, and…
By Kim Lyons

Why The Fashion Crowd Should Care About SXSW

Today kicks off an extended weekend of music, film, and technology, also known as South by Southwest (SXSW). Each year, Austin, Texas welcomes droves of people for numerous presentations and panels about where the digital, film, and music industries …
By Hayli Goode

Some Pro Tips For Rand Paul At SXSW

As the buzz surrounding Austin’s annual mega-conference litters my newsfeed, it’s making me nostalgic for the taco-fueled whirlwind of tech, film and music. Unfortunately, I’m not returning to Texas for 10 days of boozy events and networking — but I’…
By Abby Johnston

9 Ways To Survive SXSW Without A Badge

I honestly planned on avoiding SXSW this year. 2014's events turned out to be a bigger ordeal than the previous years, and it left me worn out and underwhelmed. Increases in the event's popularity and attendance, coupled with last year’s tragedy that…
By Doyin Oyeniyi

11 SXSW Films You Need To Know About

Movie and musical festivals are one of the hottest places to debut your independent, and even big-screen blockbuster films. The first major film festival of the year, Sundance in Utah, opened our eyes to what could be the Oscar front runners of 2016.…
By Anna Klassen

17 Female-Directed Films To See At SXSW 2015

Festivals like South By Southwest are perhaps the best places to discover new or yet unrecognized (often unduly) filmmakers. Free from the weights and shackles of hegemonic Hollywood and its proclivity toward turning a cold shoulder on women director…
By Michael Arbeiter

Mark Duplass Is The SXSW Keynote Speaker

Amazing news for those that have been counting down the minutes to SXSW; a keynote speaker has been named, and the decision is truly amazing. Mark Duplass has been named SXSW keynote speaker, and in case you don't know Mark Duplass, this is very, ver…
By Allison Piwowarski

Forget Coachella & SXSW, ACL Is Here

From Lady Gaga's shocking on-stage vomit stunt (sponsored by Dorito's!) to Kanye West and Jay Z reclaiming their Throne, the big-name music acts at the 2014 SXSW Festival nabbed plenty of headlines. Of course, that wasn't necessarily for the best rea…
By Aly Semigran