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  • Motorist charged with murder in SXSW crash

    Motorist charged with murder in SXSW crash
    A drunken motorist suspected in a high-speed chase during which two people were killed and nearly two dozen injured near Texas' South by Southwest festival, told police he fled because of outstanding warrants and feared prison, court documents showed on...
  • Review: 'Veronica Mars' welcomes the old gang back for familiar fun

    "Veronica Mars," the movie, is just so Veronica Mars. The teenage private eye from the 2004-07 TV series starring Kristen Bell has grown up. But like fans of the show, a.k.a. marshmallows, it is quickly clear that while Veronica may have left her life...
  • SXSW 2014: Upbeat turns from Hannibal Buress and Far East Movement

    SXSW 2014: Upbeat turns from Hannibal Buress and Far East Movement
    AUSTIN, Texas — This year’s South by Southwest festival has a pall over it. No matter how great any band plays, or how tasty the breakfast tacos, there’s just something weighing down the crowds after the early Thursday morning tragedy....
  • SXSW 2014: Willie Nelson drops by to jam on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

    SXSW 2014: Willie Nelson drops by to jam on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'
    AUSTIN, Texas -- I went to a taping of "Jimmy Kimmel Live" at South by Southwest, and a Willie Nelson concert broke out. Early Friday night, Kimmel wrapped a week of taping his late-night show at Austin's Long Center for the Performing Arts, an...
  • SXSW 2014: Lady Gaga's keynote: 'I wanted to look ugly all the time'

    SXSW 2014: Lady Gaga's keynote: 'I wanted to look ugly all the time'
    AUSTIN, Texas -- Twelve hours after she came offstage at Stubb's -- covered in sweat, paint and who knows what else -- Lady Gaga sat down in a ballroom at the Hilton Austin as the keynote speaker for this year's South by Southwest music festival....
  • Jimmy Kimmel quizzes SXSW fans about fake bands

    Jimmy Kimmel quizzes SXSW fans about fake bands
    Leave it to Jimmy Kimmel to find the left-field window through which to view the South By Southwest music festival experience. He and the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” crew shot person-on-the-street interviews in Austin, Texas, getting reaction to...
  • SXSW 2014: Lil Wayne, EDM and the future of African digital music

    “If I forgot anybody, sorry, I just smoked before I came out here,” Lil Wayne said to guffaws from the overflowing room at the Austin Convention Center during the 2014 South by Southwest festival. “Shoutout to Willie Nelson.”...
  • SXSW 2014: Lou Reed tribute mostly rises to the challenge

    SXSW 2014: Lou Reed tribute mostly rises to the challenge
    AUSTIN, Texas — On Friday night while the youth were out chasing the next revolution and the lemmings were packing the Hype Hotel at South by Southwest, the Paramount Theatre in downtown Austin hosted a crowd comfortably removed from the chaos who...
  • SXSW 2014: Side Effect is first Myanmar band to play at festival

    SXSW 2014: Side Effect is first Myanmar band to play at festival
    On March 15, while much of Austin, Texas, was drowning in music and marketing and thousands of tiny bands were running the streets trying to make a dent, history was being made on a little stage at B.D. Riley's. Chances are you didn't hear about Side...
  • '300: Rise of an Empire' likely to top 'Peabody & Sherman'

    '300: Rise of an Empire' likely to top 'Peabody & Sherman'
    An army of ancient Greeks is poised to beat a preternaturally smart cartoon dog at the box office this weekend.  "300: Rise of an Empire," a 3-D sequel to 2007's "300," is expected to gross about $45 million in ticket sales in the U.S. and Canada...
  • Listen: Coldplay releases new single 'Magic,' from album due May 19

    Listen: Coldplay releases new single 'Magic,' from album due May 19
    First, there was "Midnight"; now there's "Magic." After surprise-releasing a so-so new song last week that suggested frontman Chris Martin had been bro-ing down with Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, Coldplay dropped another fresh tune on the Internet late...
  • Netflix Adds 'E-Team' to Documentary Lineup, Hoping for Another Shot at Oscar

    Netflix has another Oscar hopeful in its quiver. The streaming-video service has acquired worldwide rights to "E-Team," a documentary about four Human Rights Watch workers who are the first-responders on the scene investigating abuse allegations in Syria...