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This Week in Culture: SXSW 2014 Edition

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Snowden Speaks Using Google Hangout, former security contractor Edward Snowden spoke to an audience about the struggle to maintain privacy in a modern world.
SXSW Does Movies Sundance is over, but if you didn’t get your movie fix, check out some of the films premiering at SXSW. Not mentioned in that article is John Ridley’s Jimi: All Is By My Side, a movie about Jimi Hendrix starring Andre 3000.
Still Better Than the Meat Suit… We’re not sure what’s most disgusting — the fact that a vomit painter threw up on Lady Gaga during a performance, the fact that Lady Gaga planned the act or the fact that someone’s business card reads, “vomit painter“. See some of the other wild stunts Gaga pulled here.
Old Souls What’s it like to attend SXSW if you’re over 50? Richard Eisenberg reports.
Southern Man Neil Young used the Austin-based festival to debut PonoMusic, a high-quality music device and service for audiophiles that has already raised over $2 million on Kickstarter.
Moment of Silence Tragedy struck at SXSW when a 21-year-old suspected drunk driver drove through a crowd, killing two people.
Chance the Rapper One of SXSW’s hottest musical performances got shut down after only 18 minutes when an Austin fire marshal deemed the venue, Red7, over capacity.
The Glass Ceiling Even just a few years back, SXSW was a boys club. Now, women are starting to shake up the game.