The Picture Show

A Gaze into the Abyss

In October 2001, Jason Burkett and Michael Perry shot and killed Sandra Stotler in her home in Conroe, a small city about 40 miles north of Houston. After dumpi...Read More

Coming Home

The small town of Hancock in Michigan’s sparsely populated Upper Peninsula is a land of snow drifts, saw mills and economic decline. It’s the kind of place ...Read More

Slacking off in Austin

Though few people listened to the Velvet Underground when they were making records in the 1960s, it’s said that those who did went off and started bands of th...Read More

Documenting Dissent

In September 2008, disgusted with the Bush administration and fueled by anger over the Iraq War, two best friends from Midland drove from Austin to St. Paul, Mi...Read More

The Triumph of Hud

About 10 years ago, I read an article about the 35th anniversary of The Graduate making the case that the film’s legendary one-word warning against conformity...Read More