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SXSW’s highs and lows: Here’s what we just learned

From controversy to A.I. to great art, the 9-day conference was more divisive than ever.

On Mar 18, 2024 by Ramon Ramirez, Braden Bjella, Laiken Neumann

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‘Now way you’re getting in’: Why Pourri is suddenly all over the place, from giant poop emoji to Janelle Monáe

The company blew up SXSW's spot with fecal-focused fare. But why?

On Mar 18, 2024 by Braden Bjella

Influencers sharing how they feel about the tiktok Ban

‘I would be excited if TikTok was banned’: Creators say controversial ban could spark positive change

'We don't need to go on TikTok for mental health.'

On Mar 15, 2024 by Grace Fowler

Stanley black thermal cup for drinking beer, on green background

‘The Soft cooler is legit BRILLIANT’: Stanley announces 2 new products

'It's going to change her life.'

On Mar 15, 2024 by Grace Fowler

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‘These aren’t issues we can ignore’: Gen Z is ‘climate quitting.’ Here’s what that is

'The personal is political, and when we get into these spaces, we do have a story to tell.'

On Mar 15, 2024 by Braden Bjella

Social Media Emoticons; guest speakers talking at sxsw panel; Side Gig Post it with Money

‘It’s not a democracy’: Why experts say this side hustle isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

‘You’re at the mercy of…’

On Mar 14, 2024 by Braden Bjella

Peso Pluma performing at SXSW

‘I don’t care’: Peso Pluma addresses his controversy during onstage rant

'Para ustedes.'

On Mar 14, 2024 by Ramon Ramirez

Volkswagen SXSW Tech Panel

‘It just has to be right’: Experts say the future car isn’t an office—it’s a spa

'We’ve all seen these visions of the car as a mobile office.'

On Mar 14, 2024 by Braden Bjella

Red River Sign; SXSW Logo; Cody Shelton

‘It still doesn’t seem real’: Family and friends remember SXSW hit-and-run victim

'Our thoughts are with all affected by this tragic incident.'

On Mar 14, 2024 by Nina Hernandez

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‘Just take a step back’: Experts warn that the next animal content you post to social media could cause the next COVID

'Think about the unintended consequences.'

On Mar 14, 2024 by Nina Hernandez

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‘This is not because of A.I.’: Yes, the internet is getting weirder. Here’s why

‘The internet is not OK.’

On Mar 13, 2024 by Braden Bjella

TikToker acts out generic female leads in an Indie Movie

‘No one’s really safe’: Expert behind ‘Indie girl in the rain’ shares how to build a comedy empire on TikTok

'You’ve gotta find the balance.'

On Mar 13, 2024 by Grace Fowler

Ross Smith(l), SXSW panel(c), Retirement house(r)

‘Do not fear aging’: Why these creators say the future of TikTok is the elderly

'I didn’t know what a TikTok or an influencer even was.'

On Mar 13, 2024 by Braden Bjella

Dog eating from a pup cup two split

‘True connection gets lost’: Creators say authenticity is dying as TikTok expands—and they’re nervous

'The audience chooses who to support'

On Mar 12, 2024 by Grace Fowler

Sydney Sweeney at SXSW(l+r), Sydney Sweeney on the red carpet(c)

‘My DMs are not a safe space’: Sydney Sweeney says ‘Saturday Night Live’ guest appearance was ‘terrifying’

'I'm having panic attacks just thinking about it.'

On Mar 12, 2024 by Laiken Neumann