Thank you to everyone who came out to the Granada for the election party last night (especially this rather solemn unigoat). It was a really, really good time.
Following a bit of a nutty Tuesday, SMU grabs life by the intellectual horns with a free author talk and book signing with journalist/historian Edwin Black, who in 2001 published a book about American company IBM’s role in the Holocaust. It was a secret, profitable partnership with the Third Reich that went on, the book claims, for 12 years. He’ll discuss that tonight. Before or after, drop by East Hampton Sandwich Co. in nearby Snider Plaza. SMU alum Hunter Pond has come up with some darn good sandwiches, even if the chips do leave something to be desired. I loved the goat cheese and avocado veggie sandwich, but the folks I know recommend the short rib sandwich and the lobster roll. Do get the donuts, which are almost more like beignets, for dessert.
A bit further away, the Lone Star Film Festival kicks off this evening in Fort Worth with Jayne Mansfield’s Car, a `60s set family drama directed by Billy Bob Thornton, who will be in attendance (and also given the Lone Star Film Society’s Achievement in Film Acting and Directing Award). He’ll present the film, then participate in an audience Q&A at the AMC in Sundance Square. After the screening, there’s an opening night reception at the Flying Saucer. It’s five bucks to get in, and Oh Whitney provides live musical entertainment to go along with your beer.
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