Topic: SXSW

Lady Gaga Gets Puked On As Part Of Her Performance, Has Officially Run Out Of Ideas

Lady Gaga Gets Puked On As Part Of Her Performance, Has Officially Run Out Of Ideas

I think maybe it’s time that Lady Gaga reinvented herself as a lady who sits on a stool and plays guitar while wearing clogs and a cardigan, because at this point that would probably be more shocking than anything she’s choosing to do these days. Take, for instance, her new performance at SXSW, in which she sang “Swine” while someone vomited on her. More »

Mindy Kaling Awesomely Calls Out Entire Television Industry For Lack Of Diversity

Mindy Kaling Awesomely Calls Out Entire Television Industry For Lack Of Diversity

In case you thought that SXSW Film Festival in no way applies to your life, think again ladies!  I know we’re all filmed-out after this intense awards season, and maybe you don’t have enough energy to care about the soundbites coming from SXSW right now.  But after reading what Mindy Kaling had to say during her panel, I think you’ll change your mind. More »

How To Fit In At SXSW

How To Fit In At SXSW

The South by Southwest Film Festival kicked off today and the SXSW Music Festival portion will begin next week. This means that thousands upon thousands of tech geeks, music nerds, pretentious film school grads, artists, producers and celebrities who couldn’t get backstage for Coachella will descend upon the city of Austin, Texas, infiltrating its every crux and Instagramming its every fried dish. More »

Meet Imagine Dragons: The Rock Band That’s Going To Be Coming To A City Near You

Meet Imagine Dragons: The Rock Band That's Going To Be Coming To A City Near You

About a month ago, Imagine Dragons’ Continued Silence EP starting popping up all over my newsfeed. And right around the time I finally listened to it, I got an offer to interview them. And then I got worried that I would sound like a crazy fangirl during the interview. Because in a matter of days, I had become obsessed with Imagine Dragons. I love them. More »

How I Almost Hooked Up With My Fantasy Crush

How I Almost Hooked Up With My Fantasy Crush

When I was in high school, I had a crush on this MTV guy. I’m not going to set off his Google alert, but suffice it to say he had glasses (oh, did he ever!) and seemed like the kind of nice Jewish boy I’d like to talk about literature and the news with while snuggling. After high school, I kind of forgot about him, but when a mutual friend offered to bring me to his birthday party a few years ago (’09), I took him up on the offer. More »

‘Super Mario Bros.’ Reimagined As a Live-Action Indie Drama (with Drugs)

'Super Mario Bros.' Reimagined As a Live-Action Indie Drama (with Drugs)

Joe Nicolosi‘s reimagination of Super Mario Bros., in the form of a faux trailer that debuted at SXSW (via The Daily What), may be the best live-action take on Mario that I’ve seen, for the following reasons:
1. The gritty indie aesthetic.
2. Bowser as a yuppie who sneers, “Your princess? She’s in another castle.”
3. Mario’s sad face.
4. “You goomba!” “I don’t know where she is!”
5. Makeshift levels that incorporate mini golf castles, go karts, and what looks like a game of DDR. More »