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A Conversation with Run the Jewels About Weed, Food, and Friendship 

Trotting through a pack of struggle teens on my way to interview Killer Mike and El-P at Stubb's in Austin, I checked my purse to make sure I had the weed. Festival press is so un-chill—everyone's hungover or fucked-up and it's more inconvenience and repetition in a day already stuffed with both—and it was raining… »3/25/15 12:00pm3/25/15 12:00pm

Kim Kardashian Broke The Internet and Now Rob Broke Instagram 

Wishing people a Happy Birthday on social media is sort of a cop out: a way to spread tidings of good cheer without having to pull aside a waitress to request a secret birthday tiramisu to arrive at the table after dinner, or even go to a group dinner and figure out how to split the bill 8 ways to begin with. »3/22/15 7:40pm3/22/15 7:40pm

Man Continuously Interrupts Woman During SXSW Panel on Diversity

At a SXSW panel yesterday called How Innovation Happens, Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson, US Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith, and Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt discussed how an increased level of diversity and gender inclusivity is necessary to bring about breakthroughs in the tech sphere. »3/17/15 9:50am3/17/15 9:50am

Sad SXSW Tinder Users Were Tricked Into Thinking This Woman Is Real

The hopes of hundreds (maybe billions) of Tinder users at Austin's South by Southwest Festival were shattered when they were duped into thinking a "woman" on the app was "real." In reality, "Ava" is a marketing scheme cooked up by the creators of the sci-fi movie Ex Machina. The fake profile included a photo of a… »3/16/15 3:50pm3/16/15 3:50pm

McDonald's Asks Bands to Play Show for Free, Is Dickish When Rebutted

Like many major corporations these days, McDonald's wants badly to get in on the SXSW action, reaping the benefits of the long-running music festival but becoming part of the reason it's not as fun as it used to be to attend. But because SXSW's core focus is (ostensibly) "emerging" musicians, as McDonald's put it, the… »3/06/15 2:15pm3/06/15 2:15pm

Lindsay Lohan's Not On Drugs But Having Trouble Making It to Court

I mean, how hard is it to catch a flight? This is a rhetorical question for Lindsay Lohan, who missed her plane last night from New York to attend her trial in L.A. this morning. (We're now on her twenty-something trial. When you move into the double digits, you should get a free Shakeweight or some turtle wax or an… »3/18/13 9:00am3/18/13 9:00am