For three friends in Texas, partying until morning with Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, and A$AP Rocky is merely an occupational hazard.
A lawyer for state trooper Billy Spears said he was unfairly disciplined. “Would the DPS hierarchy get so bent out of shape about a picture with Willie Nelson?”
The interactive video app is gorgeous and fast. But is it enough to beat Meerkat’s head start?
We spent a week zigzagging Austin subsisting on free tacos and sugary drinks alone for SXSW Music this year. ICYMI, these are the best things we saw.
Director Etan Cohen explains to BuzzFeed News why his film, starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart, deliberately pushes the envelope on issues of sexuality, class, and race. “And you know, since Selma couldn’t get them, we’re going to do it.”
It was the most SXSW thing ever.
Quite possibly the most SXSW thing that’s ever happen.
A mind-boggling 2,200 artists from around the world flock to Austin every year to vie for the attention of fans and influencers at the South By Southwest music and media conference. We asked a few of them why they joined the herd.
Mr. Wonderful in the building!
Every year at South By Southwest the American Poster Institute showcases the talents of some of the world’s best illustrators, designers, and artists at a gig poster exhibition called Flatstock. Here are some of the coolest pieces from this year’s artists.
In the latest installment of “Random Acts of Bill Murray.”
Around 45,000 official registrants, and many more unofficial, descend on Austin every year for the 10-day music, film, and interactive conference South By Southwest. We asked locals for their unvarnished opinion on the annual population (and taco, and beer, and brand) explosion.
The critically acclaimed garage rocker, on the cusp of fame or something like it, chats with BuzzFeed News about playing for “influencers” and the perils of corporate sponsorship.
Et c’est la femme en charge du programme de diversité de Google qui le lui a fait remarquer!
He says the group “stole [his] lyrics” and “owe [him] money.” (Warning: graphic violence.)
“I think your film is amazing, but I’m going to kind of take away from it for a second if I can and ask my girlfriend of 11 years if she’ll marry me.”
With her new supernatural drama One & Two at South by Southwest, the 15-year-old actor tells BuzzFeed News about branching out after the final season of Mad Men.
Walker’s final film, which played in a surprise screening at SXSW Sunday night, deftly walks a tightrope between homage and exploitation. Warning: Some SPOILERS below.
On Saturday, a Tinder user in Austin for SXSW was catfished by a robot who was promoting the movie Ex Machina at the festival, Adweek reported.
The same day Breaking a Monster, the feature documentary about the metal band, debuted at SXSW, the trio explained to BuzzFeed News that “complications” with Sony Music have led to their desire to exit the label.
From big-budget comedies like Spy and Get Hard to indie films starring Jason Schwartzman and Natasha Lyonne, the Austin-based film festival has a lot to offer.
Welcome to Austin! Please don’t move here.
Is this an homage, a poke, or just a coincidence?
Even though this is probably a spoof, it’s cool to know PBS is so hardcore.
Mason Endres couldn’t go to her favorite band’s concert, so they brought the concert to her.
Plus the best made-entirely-of-garbage-and-towels cosplay ever, tiger triplets on a CUBCAM (!!!), and the top 12 gifts NOT to buy new parents.
Rashad Charjuan Owens, 21, plowed into a group of people outside a bar in Austin Thursday, March 13, killing four and injuring more than 20.
Travis County, which shares a jail with Austin, averaged 19 deportations a week from 2009 to 2013, of people it sent to ICE. Activists are pushing back on the sheriff saying he doesn’t have to comply with immigration detainers as other cities have done.