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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.

1979 Articles

Music|
February 12, 2024

Our Hopes, Dreams, and Predictions for Beyoncé’s Most Texan Release Yet

With two new singles, Bey is planting a flag squarely in country music—and we have a feeling she’s about to school us on the genre.

Music|
February 5, 2024

Kacey, You in Danger, Girl

Ms. Musgraves, the beloved Texan country star, teased her long-awaited new album . . . at the worst possible time.

Ken Paxton Watch|
January 5, 2024

Paxton Watch: After a “Swatting” Incident at His House, the AG Called Out His Political Opponents—but Does It Add Up?

The beleaguered attorney general blamed House Speaker Dade Phelan for “doxxing” him, but he failed to mention that the address contained in the impeachment materials Phelan released was for Paxton’s residence in another city.

News & Politics|
August 14, 2023

We’re Number One!

. . . When it comes to producing renewable energy, winning golf tournaments, banning books, and closing rural hospitals. Why is Texas so darn great . . . and so darn awful?

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