*There’s a big drop off between #1 and #2, though.
In his first fiction collection, Bryan Washington evokes a Houston that’s in Texas but not entirely of Texas.
With yet another billion dollar mixed-use development in the works, Austin may be nearing its saturation point.
The Latin American folk tale has frightened generations, but its big-screen adaptation relies too heavily on repetitive scares.
Plus, Tom Morello’s SXSW magic, a cancer researcher celebrated, and hand-painted jean jackets.
One of the oldest ideas in the filmmaker’s notebook is based on his real life. And mine.
A SXSW premiere documentary explores the song’s strangely complex origin story and comes to a surprising conclusion.
Tonight, the country’s largest Latino publisher receives a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Book Critics’ Circle.
Decades after his breakthough film, 'El Mariachi,' he challenged himself to return to his microbudget roots. Now he wants to teach you how to do the same.
The album honors black culture in Houston, but also looks beyond it to the traditions of rural Texas.
The actor (and Elkhart native) and the director discuss physicality, small-town masculinity, and how a lobotomy is a metaphor for going to the movies.
The power of social media. And donuts.
The film, directed by Longview native John Lee Hancock, focuses on the legend of Texas’s most famous bank robbers—and our collective fascination with them.
Few actors start their careers as Lupita Nyong’o did. Her very first feature film role, in Steve McQueen’s Twelve Years a Slave, earned her an Academy Award. From there, as one of the most sought-after young stars in Hollywood, she managed her decisions very carefully. She focused on voice acting—a recurring role…
In a city where rap has long been overshadowed, a young artist steps into the spotlight.
RAICES brings a challenging immersive experience to an event overrun by corporate brand ”activations.”
Director Riley Stearns, a Pflugerville native, talks about pairing silliness with a violent vision of what it means to be a man.
The kickoff keynote from the massively popular Houston author ended with a Townes Van Zandt singalong.
The entertainment giants are going all out— think a ’Game of Thrones’ renaissance faire, angel/devil cosplay, and puppies. And manicures.
’Raise Hell,’ which screens at SXSW, introduces the legendary Texas political commentator and humorist to the internet generation.
These young filmmakers tackle diversity, gun violence, and stories of young love—all in less than five minutes.
When we put out a call for short-and-sweet notes about our state, you did not disappoint.
Plus, the songs we can't stop listening to, from George Strait's latest to one of the first rock and roll songs to Weird Al Yankovic's classic Chamillionaire remix.
The micro-budget feature launched a number of A-list careers.
Belinda George makes sure that every student at her elementary school gets read to at night.
'Alita: Battle Angel'—and its $200 million budget—offer hope to the local film industry.
FX and Comedy Central are both bringing their bibliophilia to Austin.
It’s not like this the rest of the year.
The bipartisan lineup of heavy-hitting political figures indicates a new way of thinking about the role the festival can play.
McConnahaugh? McConaughay? McConohay? All right, all right, all right.
Plus, explosive photography from Austin, instrumentals from Billy Preston, and a podcast investigation of Anna Nicole Smith.
The Queen of Cumbia’s birthday may become an annual day of recognition in the state of Texas.
The popular tight end is out of the booth and back on the field.
But what are the odds that they'll make noise come October?
The giant of Texas basketball got the classiest of send-offs.
The hottest singer in country music paid tribute to her Texas roots with a cover of "Como La Flor."
“Two men, both alpha males, from vastly different cultures, are about to collide. . . HARD.”
We talked to an expert to understand the Texan typo, for once and forth all.
In his new memoir, the former chief of emergency medicine at Brackenridge Hospital recounts stories that are by turns tragic, triumphant, and NSFW.
As government land seizures roil the Valley, a German-born artist points to stark historical parallels.
Plus, the crime in Vidor that inspired an Oscar-winning film and the TV show bringing us back to middle school.
The actor has teamed up with British director Guy Ritchie on a movie that should be amusing—intentionally or otherwise.
The missive was part of a 1962 study that attempted to track the flow of ocean currents.
Monica Roberts, the author of the long-running blog, was told only that the service suspended her platform in error—before it did so again.
The activist has once more ascended to great heights to send a message.
The singer-songwriter draws on his nomadic childhood and experience on the rodeo circuit to pen socially conscious Americana.
The Austin-based production studio is known for creating cult classics. Will it finally go mainstream?
The cover of ’Adult’ captures the nature of time, but not the nature of hamburgers.
Hanif Abdurraqib's new book about hip-hop pioneers A Tribe Called Quest has reached No. 8 on the New York Times list.
Houston mayor Sylvester Turner appeared onstage at the Toyota Center to present the rapper with the key to the city—and teased the promise of roller coasters.