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Elaine Liner

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    December 12, 2013
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    September 21, 2010

    In the Indian Market, a Chaat and a Chew

    Photos by Elaine LinerTajmahal cook Gautam Beda making pani pur​On weekends hungry customers line up five-deep at the chaat counter at the back of Tajmahal grocery store (501 W. Belt Line Road, Richardson). Chaat, roughly translated, means snack or street food. On a recent visit to this friend ... More >>

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    September 17, 2010

    Flutter Through White Rock For Free Breakfast With Butterflies

    Elaine LinerThe Bath House Cultural Center​If you haven't visited the lovely Butterfly Garden outside the Bath House Cultural Center on the east side of White Rock Lake, drop by the Dallas Green Festival Butterfly Rally tomorrow morning for a free breakfast. Breakfasters and butterfly lovers ... More >>

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    September 17, 2010

    Five Bestsellers From Tajmahal Imports

    Tadoor dal (pigeon peas)​Go on in. Don't be shy. If you're not sure what's what inside Tajmahal Imports, the all-vegetarian Indian grocery at 501 W. Beltline in Richardson, ask for Mr. Shah. That's Pramod Shah, the owner of this expansive food, spice, knickknack, religious statuary and cookwar ... More >>

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    September 3, 2010

    Right on Cue, 8 Ball Zucchini in Season

    Photo by Elaine Liner​Among the veggies in season right now at the downtown Dallas Farmers Market (1010 S. Pearl St.) are the adorable 8 Ball zucchini squash. About the size of a baseball, in yellow flecked with green or solid green like the typical zukes, 8 Ball squash are a new hybrid develo ... More >>

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    August 27, 2010

    Café Pacific Gets a Facelift Next Week

    Elaine Linerhow Cafe Pacific looks now and won't look after September 3​Look around the dining room at Café Pacific, the clubby-feeling, 30-year-old Highland Park seafood spot, and you can see the work of Dallas' finest plastic surgeons. It's where all the best facelifts and boob jobs in town gat ... More >>

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    August 19, 2010

    First Night Feasts Leave Theater Audiences Humming the Free Cake

    Photo by Elaine Liner Dallas Theater Center patrons still fondly remember post-show sweets by former Craft pastry chef Shannon Swindle. This was after a show in 2009. No more goodies in the new Wyly Theatre.​What actor doesn't love a free meal? But it never hurts to give theatergoers a nibble ... More >>

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    May 26, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Sliders at Dish at the Illume

    Elaine Liner​As a countdown to the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we crave, savor and hope to scarf down again soon. These dishes are in no particular order. Some are little known, others celebrated. Some are pricey, others can be eate ... More >>

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    April 8, 2010

    News & Notes: Immigration Reform, César Chávez, Garland Road & Gay Jesus

    ​Some news and notes on this light-commenting Thursday:Domingo Garcia's got himself a whole new immigration-reform MegaMarch to promote -- this one, a May 1 parade that'll start at the Santuario de Guadalupe on Ross Ave. and end at Dallas City Hall. Says Garcia on the Web site, "Our immigrant comm ... More >>

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    March 19, 2010

    Naked Man on John Carpenter Freeway Billboard Stops Traffic. Ya Think?

    If Elaine knew she was going to see a naked guy on a billboard today, she would have brought a better camera.​Our own Elaine Liner had a whole different flavor of Theater Jones moments ago on southbound John Carpenter Freeway near the Regal Row exit -- right across the street from The Fan's HQ, ma ... More >>

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    May 11, 2009

    So Long As it's Not a Career in Copy Editing

    Observer theater critic and Theater Jones'ing Elaine Liner passes along this photo, taken yesterday at the school where I spent a thousand Saturdays playing soccer as a kid. But, c'mon, that is how you pronounce it, no?

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    November 20, 2008

    Theatre Three's Mega Star

    (Fake Name Alert!) Curt Mega For once the squeals they're hearing over at Theatre Three aren't coming from the elderly patrons' hearing aids. It's the reaction of a new audience of teenage girls who've discovered Curt Mega, the 20-year-old TCU student playing the romantic lead, Fabrizio Nacarelli, i ... More >>

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    November 4, 2008

    Poll Position

    [Editor's note: Apologies to Friends of Unfair Park who tried to post comments earlier this morning; they were stuck in a dead server, which also delayed posting and which has since been repaired. So I've been promised.] Took all of three minutes to vote this morning at Leonides Cigarroa Elementary ... More >>

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    November 4, 2008
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    July 31, 2008

    Backstage with the Valli Boys

    Joan Marcus Jersey Boys has been dubbed “the guy musical.” It’s packed with all those great tunes by Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, and it’s got more F-words than Goodfellas. There are hookers. And mobsters. And a scene where Tommy DeVito, the Season who dragged the group a half-mil i ... More >>

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    April 2, 2008

    Oh, Mother Hubbard!

    A couple months back, Elaine Liner found herself with some free time and decided to document for Unfair Park the protest staged outside the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre on Buckner Boulevard -- looks like fun, no? Turns out there's another protest scheduled for April 12, again staged by the ... More >>

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    February 28, 2008
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    September 13, 2007
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    August 2, 2007
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    October 19, 2006
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    August 1, 2006
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    July 31, 2006

    Theater Critics Camp Diary, Day 10

    OK, if I had it to do over again, I might not have made that crack about Whiney McKnuck (my secret nickname for my Critics Camp nemesis). It's just that she was fawning all over a certain Big Name Critic from a New York paper. "I just looooove your work," she said, popping the bulging joints on her ... More >>

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    July 28, 2006

    Theater Critics Camp Diary, Days 3 through 9

    I have such fond memories of Girl Scout Camp. S'mores, songs around the campfire, ghost stories told in creaky bunks. Good times. Now I am at Theater Critics Camp in Connecticut, a two-week indoctrination into a cult that worships the three S's: Shaw, Shakespeare and Sondheim. Did you see that movie ... More >>

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    July 27, 2006

    Theater Critics Camp, Day 2

    I was always very good about playing well with others. Until I was 35. After that, my give-a-shitter about group dynamics plumb gave out. Here at Theater Critics Camp in New England, I'm reminded of the saying from Sartre: Hell is other people. Amend that: Hell is other people who are theater critic ... More >>

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    March 2, 2006

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

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    August 18, 2005
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    June 30, 2005

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

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    June 16, 2005

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

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    June 2, 2005

    Letters

    The Scarlet "S" Truthful, Not Savage

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    May 19, 2005

    Letters

    Cop Land Savage Liner

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    May 5, 2005

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

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    April 28, 2005

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

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    February 24, 2005

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

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    January 13, 2005
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    January 6, 2005

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

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    December 2, 2004
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    November 18, 2004

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

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    October 14, 2004

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

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    October 7, 2004

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

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    January 22, 2004
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    December 4, 2003
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    July 31, 2003

    Letters

    Bloodbath Goblin Damn'd

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    July 24, 2003
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    April 10, 2003

    Letters

    Letters from the issue of April 10, 2003

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    October 31, 2002

    Nowhere to Go but Up

    Plus: General Jerry, Her Bitchy Best, Homegirl

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    September 5, 2002

    Schutze Scores

    Plus: Liner's One-liners

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    June 20, 2002

    The Last Meow

    Plus: No More Mega-Mayors, Fading Fast, Mean Shtick

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    April 4, 2002

    The Real Ron Kirk

    Plus: Liner's Spitefest

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    March 28, 2002

    The Real "Goofball"

    Plus: Circle of Pain, What a Guy, Tiger's Eye

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