William Glass was born in a Florida hospital where once doctors amputated the wrong leg off an accident victim. He grew up on reruns and fish sticks in a town that was 65% populated by strawberries, and the rest by barefoot kids with jean shorts. This vestiary background served him well, as "jorts" are required for admission to the University of Florida, where William completed a degree in medieval literature, after which they shut down the program – surely because no one else would ever do it so well! Always the savvy player, he now pursues a PhD in religious studies, not so much for the fun of it as for the money there is to be made. And for as long as anyone can remember, he has been a deep devotee of the hot dog.

Director's Eye: Gettysburg
Interview of a Self-Portrait