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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.

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April 24, 2019

This West Texas Gender Reveal Party Is Mesmerizingly Bizarre

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 On the other hand, they often perpetuate outdated social stereotypes of gender