Articles by Dan Solomon

This West Texas Gender Reveal Party Is Mesmerizingly Bizarre

Apr 24, 2019 By Dan Solomon

Gender reveal parties are a twenty-first-century curiosity. On the one hand, they’re social events that provide expectant parents Facebook- and Instagram-ready opportunities to celebrate the happy milestone of bringing a baby into the world with friends and family. On the other hand, they often perpetuate outdated social stereotypes of gender…

Lupita Nyong'o attends the 'Us' premiere at the Paramount Theater on March 8, 2019.
Is Lupita Nyong’o SXSW’s New Queen of Horror?

Mar 11, 2019 By Dan Solomon

Few actors start their careers as Lupita Nyong’o did. Her very first feature film role, in Steve McQueen’s Twelve Years a Slave, earned her an Academy Award. From there, as one of the most sought-after young stars in Hollywood, she managed her decisions very carefully. She focused on voice acting—a recurring role…