Paying homeless people $70 a day to serve as human wifi hotspots is a bizarre way to make a buck, but it's indicative of the hustler's spirit at South By Southwest this year.
Folks are grinding hard and employing increasingly-gimmicky measures to make money.
But there's more to it than that. Lik ... More >>
Bird by Snow
Thursday, Feb. 24, 2012
Bottom of the Hill
Better than: Every live performance Thao has given to date.
If anything is left standing at Bottom of the Hill after last night's Noise Pop festival show, it is certainly by the good graces of powe ... More >>
Fred, Thao, and Carrie onstage in S.F.
No, dammit, we didn't get to go to the S.F. stop of the live Portlandia, either, and in case we all need any evidence that missing it was a huge bummer, here it is: A sizzling clip of the show's co-creators and stars, Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen, ... More >>
Any of you eco-conscious hippies, fem-lit-reading bookstore owners, and musician-politicians find that IFC's West Coast bohemia-skewering Portlandia doesn't hit close enough to your S.F. home? Since, you know it's technically about a city some 600 miles away?
Well, consider yourselves lucky: Portla ... More >>
The Independent Film Channel has finally followed hipster-mocking to its logical conclusion: a television show based entirely around lampooning the death of Western civilization and a group that "did not yield a great literature, but it made good use of fonts." (Oh, you thought it was all about bla ... More >>
Eugene MirmanDaniel Handler, Larry Doyle, Marc Maron, and Eugene Mirman on You're a Horrible Person, But I Like You: The Believer Book of Advice @ The Jewish Community Center
A book with the title You're a Horrible Person, But I Like You: The Believer Book of Advice implies certain things. Namel ... More >>