Here at Mixmaster we love two things: 1.) the Arts, and 2.) bargains. Next Wednesday you better buy a cowgirl hat and hold the hell on to it because those two things are colliding. It's gonna be big.
Actually, it's going to be Giant.
Dallas Theater Center's highly-anticipated stage adaptation of ... More >>
If the run-through Monday night is any indication of the breadth of talent taking part in the December 6 benefit event called A Gathering, the real thing is going to be quite a show.
In the ninth floor studio at the Wyly Theatre, actors, singers, musicians and dancers rehearsed their pieces of this ... More >>
Ginger BerryCast of MorphingTheater Caps are bite-sized punch-packing capsule reviews by resident theater critic Elaine Liner. Use them as a reminder -- or a teaser, if you procrastinate -- of her full-length reviews in The Mixmaster's weekly sister.
Make Eugene O'Neill's drama Long Day's Jo ... More >>
CastAlbums.orgThis seemed like a nice way to end the day ...A little while ago, I was looking for something completely unrelated on the eBay when I came across this offering: an apparently very rare copy of the original cast recording of Steve Mackenroth and Randy Tallman's A Midsummer Night's Dr ... More >>
Photo by Elaine LinerLalani Amin makes juice. Lots of juice.
Fresh juice from Louisiana-grown sugarcane mixed with fresh-squeezed
lime and kiwi, a cold, green kiss of a juice that tastes just sweet
enough to be a treat instead of a health drink (though it is). Amin
also makes falooda, a traditio ... More >>
Photo by Elaine LinerUh...yummy?Discovering a collection of old recipe booklets my late grandmother saved and used for decades has inspired me. Can I replicate some of those now-forgotten dishes the way they used to make them? First up: Prune Whip.
It's a chilled dessert, or at fancier table ... More >>
Photos by Elaine LinerMark Wootton amid the blooming okra plants at Garden CafeYou're either an okra person or you're not. Mark Wootton is an okra guy. As a kid in Highland Park, Wootton grew okra in the back yard of the family home on Shenandoah Street. "And I had an okra stand instead of a ... More >>
Photos by Elaine LinerSecond only to Christmas holidays for bringing in customers, the 15th annual Hatch Chile Festival at Central Market stores, going on now through August 31, creates shopping cart gridlock. What is it about the smoky vegetable from the nightshade family that earns such dev ... More >>
Since January 17, Tonja Bigelow-Brown has died three times. She died first on an operating table at Medical City Dallas, where surgeons cut her open to find the source of an E.coli bacterial infection that caused her fallopian tubes to rupture. She was revived that night, waking briefly out of anest ... More >>
Photos by Elaine LinerBooklets like these from American food and appliance manufacturers were favorites among young "homemakers" in the first half of the 20th century.My mom saves everything. When I helped her move last month, I begged her to jettison the trunks and boxes and tubs of old pape ... More >>
Elaine LinerSing us a song, you're the Piano Man, Marvin Hamlisch!Marvin Hamlisch has his EGOT. That's Emmys (four of 'em), Grammys (four), Oscars (three) and a Tony. The composer of A Chorus Line and the film score for The Way We Were also has a Pulitzer Prize and three Golden Globes. So he's go ... More >>
Sara KerensThe steak may look fantastic at Ocean Prime, but does it taste good? Elaine Liner went in to test if the fancy matches the bite (here), but see more glorious steak, fish and fire photos by Sara Kerens in our slideshow. Link!
Sara KerensTramontana ain't your mother's bistro, as Elaine Liner pointed out in her print story.
Sara Kerens was able to grab some photos of why this ain't your mothers bistro, and for more check here for the slideshow.
How do you freak out a serious stage actor? Ask him or her to do some improv. On video.That's what we did with members of the new Dallas Theater Center resident acting company. After we conducted the serious interviews about being ack-tohrs in big-time regional theater, we made them act on command. ... More >>