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“Ready Player One” is Steven Spielberg at the top of his game

James Preston Poole March 13, 2018

The golden rule of film should be “Never Doubt Steven Spielberg”. Spielberg, who’s stuck to smaller films since 2008’s “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”,...

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Q&A: Lilly Hiatt discusses recording process and upcoming show at the Luck Reunion

Chris Duncan March 12, 2018

Lilly Hiatt is a Nashville singer-songwriter whose most recent work Trinity Lane, released in 2017, is a pure expression of love and loss. Performing at the Luck Reunion at Willie Nelson’s ranch...

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The DC Comics pop-up shop and Superman panel celebrate superhero history

James Preston Poole March 12, 2018

It’s bizarre to think that DC Comics have never done a pop-up shop at SXSW before, because they knocked it out of the park on their first go. The shop- located at the corner of 8th and Red River-...

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Members of the Daily Show with Trevor Noah discuss their multi-platform content strategy at SXSW

Andrea Tinning March 12, 2018

In the era of fake news, satirical news platforms have to work twice as hard to be ahead of the punchline. In a SXSW event appropriately titled Real Fake News Never Stops, writers and producers from The...

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Elon Musk makes a surprise appearance at SXSW

Andrea Tinning March 12, 2018

Elon Musk returned to SXSW five years after his first appearance at the festival in a surprise Q&A announced the morning of the event. Musk sat down in front of a packed audience and entertained questions...

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Ira Glass spills the beans on what makes an engaging podcast

Chris Duncan March 12, 2018

After creating three of the most successful podcasts of all time — This American Life, Serial and S-Town — Ira Glass finally came clean on how exactly he did it with a talk at South by Southwest. Before...

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Melinda Gates leads an empowering discussion on equality in the workplace at this year’s SXSW interactive keynote

Chris Duncan March 12, 2018

Starting off with a lecture and later transitioning into a panel of female business leaders, Melinda Gates delivered South by Southwest’s interactive keynote to a focused audience. Gates started...

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“Blockers” has some huge laughs that frequently undercut its heart

James Preston Poole March 12, 2018

If movies were judged on good intentions, then “Blockers” would get a full five stars. First-time director Kay Cannon, best known as the writer of the “Pitch Perfect” trilogy,...

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Samurai, The AI Apocalypse, and Elon Musk At SXSW’s Westworld Panel

Ruben Paquian March 12, 2018

At their panel, the Westworld cast and crew talked about season two, the struggles of being on set and challenges humanity faces. Saturday, directors and Actors of the critically acclaimed HBO TV drama...

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How virtual reality can help save the coral reefs

Andrea Tinning March 11, 2018

In 2016, approximately 90% of coral reefs in the Great Barrier Reef sustained damage in a bleaching event primarily caused by higher temperatures due to global warming. When the story broke, headlines...

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Americana up-and-comer Sam Lewis discusses political tendencies and the importance of Willie Nelson

Chris Duncan March 11, 2018

Hailing from Nashville, Sam Lewis defies traditional genre facets — his music is best described as a winding road, along the way picking up country, blues and soul influences to create an eclectic...