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SXSW Organizers Apologize After Asking Muslim Olympian To Remove Hijab

The U.S. Olympian said the volunteer working the check-in table forced her to remove her hijab even after she explained it was for religious reasons. More »


Sorry, Barack Obama Will Not Be At Nancy Reagan’s Funeral, He’ll Be At SXSW Instead

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Hey, Ladies Of SXSW, Steer Clear Of This Guy

South by Southwest, the annual music/film/tech/excuse to eat tacos festival, began last week. It’s a great way to see a bunch of bands and network, we suppose, but it’s also an opportunity to make new friends, in exchange for “services.” At least according to one Craigslist poster, who offered perhaps one of the creepier SXSW… More »


The Soapbox: On SXSW’s “Homeless Hotspots” And Trolling For Charity

BBH, the same ad agency behind Axe body spray’s noxiously viral campaigns, have hit the streets of massive internet partyapocalypse South by Southwest this week – well, actually, they haven’t hit any such streets. But they have outfitted 10 homeless men with 4G wireless devices and T-shirts stating “I Am a Homeless Hotspot.” Internerds struggling for web… More »