The Picture Show

Swing Supremacy

For anyone who thinks the 82nd session of the Texas Legislature wasn’t bizarre enough, there’s this. A few weeks ago, three Republican representatives weari...Read More

Planting a Seed

I admit that I haven’t yet seen The Tree of Life, the new movie from writer, director and heavyweight champion recluse Terrence Malick. Across the sea, Hollyw...Read More

War Paint

At the current exhibit at DiverseWorks Art Space in Houston, “This Is Displacement,” artists pull back the curtain on a part of American culture that’s to...Read More

First Flight

Fifteen years ago, the independent film Bottle Rocket was released with little fanfare. The movie barely made money at the box office. Instead, it insinuated it...Read More

Big Music, Small Label

Back in 2007, Austin’s experimental rock band, … And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, committed what many musicians might consider an act of insan...Read More

The Hammer Show

When word came down last month that former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay has been sentenced to three years in prison for conspiracy to violate Texas elec...Read More

Revenge of the B-Movie

Last month, the Texas Film Commission informed Texas director Robert Rodriguez that his blood-soaked comedy Machete would not be receiving state incentive funds...Read More