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Phantasm: Restored and Phantasm: Ravager Finally Have Release Dates

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We’ve been hearing about the J.J. Abrams-backed campaign to restore and re-release Don Coscarelli’s 1979 cult horror classic Phantasm for awhile—and our excitement ramped up when it screened at South By Southwest earlier this year. Now, we know when it’ll be coming to theaters, and when the latest entry in the series will be out, too. Read more...

SXSW 2017 Ramping Up With Speakers Including Jill Soloway

Transparent creator Jill Soloway will be a keynote speaker at next year’s South By Southwest, organizers said today, as the annual Austin shindig preps for its 2017 edition to run March 10-19. The first swath of speakers announced today...Show More Summary

A biotech wave at SXSW

Have a biotech topic you want to discuss at South by Southwest? Submissions for the 2017 event are due by July 22, 2016. South by Southwest (SXSW) is a music, film, and interactive festival that happens in Austin, Texas every March.Show More Summary

This startup is taking on Airbnb and Hotel Tonight by letting you find a place to crash at the last minute

When home-sharing app Overnight made its Austin debut before South by Southwest this past March, the company's founders weren't sure what to expect. Overnight had already launched in Los Angeles, so Austin was its second city-wide roll-out. The launch was a success for the company, which offers users on-demand booking of short-term rentals. Show More Summary

Sammus' hip-hop song about depression and suicidal thoughts that made me cry

There’s no crying in hip-hop. Especially not at a concert. But there I was, standing at the back of a cramped venue at this year's South by Southwest festival, doing just that. I don’t like crying in public, so it wasn’t much solace that a good half of the room was doing the same thing. Including...

Badass Intensity and Holy Cool: A Warren Oates Retrospective

In 2000, director Richard Linklater helped assemble a retrospective for cult filmmaker Monte Hellman as part of that year’s South by Southwest festival. For the screening of Hellman’s best-known work, the 1971 existential road race film “Two-Lane Blacktop,” he offered up a list of 16 reasons why he loved it as much as he did. Show More Summary

Syrian Army Repels Double Daesh Attack Near Besieged Deir Ez-Zor City

The Syrian army repelled the attack conducted by Daesh terrorists in two directions near besieged city of Deir ez-Zor in northeastern Syria - toward south and southwest of the city, according to a military source.

Mike Birbiglia’s Charming Don’t Think Twice Trailer Shows the Dark Side of Improv Comedy

Mike Birbiglia exposes the bittersweet side of improv comedy in the excellent new trailer for Don’t Think Twice. The film, which premiered at South by Southwest, stars Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Chris Gethard, Kate Micucci,Show More Summary

“AUSTIN’S VERY UN-PROGRESSIVE EXAMPLE ON UBER AND LYFT:” Austin is home to the University of…

“AUSTIN’S VERY UN-PROGRESSIVE EXAMPLE ON UBER AND LYFT:” Austin is home to the University of Texas at Austin, countless startups, and the widely popular South by Southwest festival. But even though the city is commonly referred to as the tech capital of the South, as of May 9 Uber and Lyft no longer operate there. […]

How Newton's Third Law Applies to SXSW

originally published in Advertising Age To understand what happened at South by Southwest (SXSW) this year, pick up a physics textbook. Sir Isaac Newton's Third Law of Motion can be considered the primary law of the festival, and ofShow More Summary

Road Trip: Southwest Louisiana

The region is home to Louisiana’s Outback, a sparsely populated swath of prairies and marshes extending from Lake Charles south to the Gulf of Mexico, where alligators outnumber people and birds flock by the millions.

Key And Peele Are Happy To Think About Cute Cats Instead Of Politics

The title subject of "Keanu" is a kitten, and why you are reading the rest of this article instead of hustling to your nearest multiplex is beyond me. I first saw the movie at its rowdy South by Southwest midnight premiere in March,Show More Summary

Does Snapchat Carry Hidden Pitfalls for Brands?

Snapchat is the “it” platform of 2016. It seems to go from one hit to the next, whether Gatorade at the Super Bowl or Snapchat itself making headlines at South By Southwest.

It's Time for Marketing's 'Token Women' to Shatter the Glass Holding Others Down

At this year's South by Southwest, I snuck into the back of a panel on bro culture called "Dude, Where's My Patriarchy?" On stage were four women on whom I have Twitter-crushed hard for a while: journalists Ana Marie Cox, Rachel Sklar...Show More Summary

Dama Nilz Drops New Video “Semi Automatic”

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Bossip

Brooklyn Artist New Vid Is About The Power Of Friendship Between Women Underground artist Dama Nilz takes us on the road for her new video, “Semi Automatic.” Fresh off of her performance at South By Southwest last month, the New

Smart Hustle Recap: SXSW 2016 Coverage, Mark Cuban Quotes, and More

South by Southwest (SXSW) is an annual set of conferences and festivals that takes place every year in mid-March in Austin, Texas. Although much of the event is tailored to the entertainment community (film and music), it also includes...Show More Summary

Nerdland Fails To Get The Best Out Of Paul Rudd And Patton Oswalt

The rabid response to Sausage Party's trailer and first screening at South By Southwest proves that there is a desire for raunchy, adult-themed animated feature films. Nerdland's own trailer suggested that it might rival Sausage Party in this field. Show More Summary

Constructive Feedback University: Despite The Fact That ABC Philadelphia's Jim Garnder Has Been Watching "NINJAS GET THEMSELVES KILT IN PHILLY" Since 1976 When He Arrived In The TV Anchor Chair, When He Talked To HILLARY CLINTON About THE MURDER CAPITAL

AFTER 40 YEARS ON THE AIR, ABC'S JIM GARDNER BELIEVES THAT BY DEFEATING THE 'GUN LOBBY IN HARRISBURG PA LEGISLATURE' - THE STREETS OF WEST/NORTH/SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST PHILLY WILL BECOME SAFE SOURCE - ONE ON ONE WITH HILLARY CLINTON Wednesday,...Show More Summary

Drake Is Getting Into The Whiskey Business, Though Nobody Knows When

Drake performs at the FADER FORT Presented by Converse during the South by Southwest Music Festival on Saturday, March 19, 2016, in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP) He works harder than almost anybody in the music industry, so it’s fair to say that Drake has probably earned himself a drink, [...]

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