First, a reminder: Tomorrow at noon, we're closing the auction for the original Bottle Rocket artwork Ian Dingman created for the Criterion Collection DVD. Get yer bids in now; right now, we're up to
$250$300, with proceeds going to the North Texas Food Bank. Very nice.
Now, a early holiday gift for some lucky Friend of Unfair Park who, I hope, likes the architecture. Because sitting by my desk for the last couple of weeks has been a shrink-wrapped copy of David M. Schwarz Architects 2002-2007, a mammoth just-published coffee-table book featuring glossy spreads of some of Schwarz's most recent work -- including, among other local hot spots, the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco and the West Village. (Schwarz is perhaps best known locally as the man behind The Ballpark in Arlington, The Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall and the American Airlines Center.) Anyway, I'd like to give it to a Friend of Unfair Park -- no strings attached. Just e-mail me directly, not in the comments. Incidentally, I'm going to do one of these holiday giveaways 'round this time every day till Christmas Eve. You've been warned: lots of DVDs. But, tomorrow, Texas-made movie-related action figure! --Robert Wilonsky
Update: And there ya go -- present delivered! Till tomorrow. Seriously. It's gone. Please, stop e-mailing me. Please? There's plenty more to go around. Swear.