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Innocents in Austin: Settling in at SXSW

Culture | So much to see, so little time, and it ain’t what it used to be
by Warren Cole Smith
Posted 3/12/13, 12:00 pm

AUSTIN, Texas—In some ways, experiencing South by Southwest 2013 is like the experience of the seven blind men asked to describe the elephant: It depends on which part of the elephant you touch.

With hundreds of movies and seminars, and thousands of concerts and parties, something is going on literally 24/7 for the entire 11 days of the festival. Websites and some print publications draw huge traffic just telling you what the hot shows are scheduled that day.

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Christian Baldwin brother resolves tax dispute

by Angela Lu Fulton
Posted 3/11/13, 05:13 pm

Outspoken Christian actor Stephen Baldwin has resolved a tax dispute with the State of New York and will not be sent to jail. Under the agreement, announced today, Baldwin has up to five years to pay back $350,000 in back taxes and penalties, his lawyer said.

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The Gatekeepers

by Michael Leaser
Posted 3/08/13, 01:00 am

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has generated more than its share of war-weary, soul-drained participants, including several former directors of Shin Bet, Israel’s security agency, the subjects of Israeli filmmaker Dror Moreh’s Oscar-nominated documentary The Gatekeepers

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