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‘Dear White People’ delivers some blunt conversations

3:50 pm Mar. 13, 2017

“Dear White People,” the new Netflix TV series created by Justin Simien, premiered Monday at South by Southwest to thunderous applause. The screening featured episodes 1 and 2, and it became quickly clear that Simien is looking at the same events through different perspectives.

Episode 1 is told from the perspective of Samantha White, played by Logan Browning, who has a radio show titled “Dear White People.” She’s upset that the

‘American Gods’ on Starz promises a wild ride

5:39 pm Mar. 11, 2017

The first episode of the highly anticipated series “American Gods” premiered at South by Southwest on Saturday, and it’s shockingly good.

Airing nationally on Starz April 30, the series stars Ian McShane as Mr. Wednesday and

Five things from Ellen Page and Ian Daniel’s SXSW panel on their Viceland show “Gaycation”

12:37 pm Mar. 12, 2016

In a chat moderated by NPR journalist Laura Sydell, Ellen Page and Ian Daniel discussed their Viceland TV show “Gaycation,” a travel show in which they examine LGBTQ communities in countries such as Japan, Brazil and Jamaica. Here are a few highlights from that discussion:

Page and Daniel met eight years ago at an “eco village” outside of Portland, Ore. and became fast friends. “It was like true love,” she said.