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Dan Solomon writes about politics, music, food, sports, criminal justice, health care, film, and business. Dan started working with Texas Monthly as a freelancer in 2013 before becoming a staff writer, covering topics from the Baylor sexual assault scandal to the gentrification of Austin barbecue to the legacy of Texas outsider artist Daniel Johnston. His reporting has appeared in the New York Times, GQ, Vanity Fair, Wired, Fast Company, Billboard, and Deadspin.

Sports |
November 13, 2013

Does It Matter How Much Marijuana NFL Players Smoke?

Former Cowboys receiver Sam Hurd was arrested after attempting to set himself up as a Chicago drug lord—while he was drawing a veteran's salary from the Bears—and this week he revealed to Sports Illustrated how many of his former teammates in Dallas he sold "the loudest weed in California" to. How

The Daily Post |
November 1, 2013

The Latest On HB2

Last night, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit granted an emergency motion to stay the injunction against HB2. Here's what that means in non-legalese. 

Sports |
October 28, 2013

Dez Bryant’s Sunday Afternoon Meltdown, in GIF Form

The talented Cowboys receiver made two incredible touchdown catches, blew up at his teammates multiple times on the sidelines, and got called a "spoiled child" on television by Fox announcer Brian Billick in Dallas' last-second loss to the Detroit Lions. It was kind of a mixed-bag of a day for