Uber and Lyft were noticeably absent from SXSW this year, damaging Austin’s reputation as a tech hub. The city’s political leadership is to blame.
When this festival was first founded in 1986, it was about music. Austin is a music town, the Live Music Capital of the world.
AMC isn’t the only network paying for a pop-up restaurant to promote a TV property at SXSW.
New start-ups were granted practical access and spiritual absolution by the people of Austin because they reject the very market forces that allow Uber and Lyft to work well. It didn’t go well at SXSW.
Peter Suderman, editor at Reason, joins Federalist Radio to discuss Republicans mess of health care plan and why Samuel L. Jackson is in every movie.
We’re finding fewer topics to joke about now that everyone’s so touchy. What does that mean for Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart’s ‘Get Hard’ and future comedies?
The event formerly known as a music festival just no longer fits Austin, or anywhere in particular. In that sense, SXSW is like American culture at large.
The killings at SXSW, and our collective response to them, were a macabre sign of the festival’s transformation into something that is about less than music.
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