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Elaine Liner

Elaine Liner

Elaine Liner has been writing about arts, media and pop culture since the mid-1980s. Formerly a columnist at daily newspapers (remember those?), she co-founded and the literary magazine Salad. Now a freelance journalist and playwright, Elaine has won awards from the Associated Press, Women in Communications, Dallas Press Club and the Texas Non-Profit Theatre Festival. She earned a degree in theater from Trinity University and a master's in liberal arts from SMU.

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Cue the sad songs

Linda Gray steals the show as Dallas cast lays J.R. Ewing — and Larry Hagman — to rest

By Elaine Liner

This time J.R. Ewing really is dead. Episode 8 of the second season of Dallas on TNT put the character in the ground once and for all, with veteran ...

Bang, bang theory

Tired murder cliffhanger mars Dallas, but Larry Hagman still gets the best lines

By Elaine Liner

Bang! Bang! Way to go out on a familiar cliffhanger, third episode of Dallas. Annie (Brenda Strong), Bobby Ewing’s second wife, pulled a gun out of her handbag and ...

Dallas is back on TNT

Sharp knives at Southfork: Dallas season 2 opens with blackmail, boohooing and great hair

By Elaine Liner

Blackmail, bribes, money laundering, late-night swims, fixed oil platforms, shots of Highland Park Village, Sue Ellen swilling Pinot Grigio (almost) and a secret baby misplaced at the State Fair of ...

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