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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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The Daily Post |
February 21, 2014

Are We Over-Celebrating the Kid Who Returned a Lost Wedding Ring?

A Waco teenager found a wedding ring inside a baseball glove he bought at an Academy sporting goods store that belonged to the person who tried it on before him. Through the power of social media, he reconnected with the owner—and subsequently was rewarded by the store, the ring manufacturer,

The Daily Post |
February 19, 2014

Should The New “Tacoland” In San Antonio Have Changed Its Name?

Taco Land, the beloved punk rock dive in San Antonio, closed its doors in 2005 when owner Ram Ayala was shot and killed inside his own club. Now, the space has been renovated and reopened by a new owner—but just how much the new Tacoland resembles the old is up

Sports |
February 10, 2014

Why Do Sports Fans Hate on Athletes So Much?

In the wake of the incident between Oklahoma State basketball star Marcus Smart and Texas Tech "superfan" Jeff Orr, the question of why fans spend half of their time idolizing athletes and the other half treating them like dirt is one worth asking. 

Health |
February 6, 2014

Who Has To Pay Marlise Munoz’s Medical Bills?

After winning the legal fight to have his brain-dead wife removed from life support, Erick Munoz may find himself gearing up for yet another battle in the courts—this time over who has to foot the bill for the hospital's actions. 

Music |
January 29, 2014

Ted Nugent Will Be Speaking at a League City Event For Veterans, Which Means Controversy Has Already Ensued

The controversy-courting Motor City Madman has donated his speaking/rocking services to the "Salute to Heroes Patriot Dinner and Concert" in April, which will raise funds for a New Braunfels non-profit that builds homes for disabled veterans, and he's got—you guessed it—some strong words for those who would criticize that appearance.

The Daily Post |
January 15, 2014

What’s The Point Of This Weird Lotto/Taxicab Scam Someone Is Attempting In El Paso?

It would be frightening if it weren't so weird, dumb, and ineffective: A new scam that attempts to prey on the elderly involves calling people up, telling them they've won the lottery, and then sending a cab to their house. The big flaw? No one has of yet gotten into

The Daily Post |
January 14, 2014

Everything About the Arian Foster Lawsuit Is Pretty Terrible

Brittany Norwood, a twenty-year-old undergrad at the University of Houston who claims she is pregnant with the Texans' running back's baby, is taking him to court in pursuit of a restraining order and accusing him of pressuring her to have an abortion. 

The Daily Post |
January 6, 2014

Even Scalia *Might* Agree That This Beaumont Man Should Be Arrested for the Way He Carried His Gun Through a Mall

A few days after the holidays, Derek Poe—a Beaumont gun store owner—was arrested for walking around a shopping mall with an AR-15 strapped to his back. While Texas allows for long guns to be openly carried in public, the question about whether or not Poe was committing a crime is

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