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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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October 22, 2013

What’s Bud Adams’s Legacy In Texas?

Bud Adams, the 90-year-old founder of the Houston Oilers, died yesterday. Will he be remembered as the man who first brought professional football to Houston, or the man who moved it to Tennessee? 

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October 17, 2013

What Would A Vince Young-Led Houston Texans Team Look Like?

When the former Longhorns star is actively tweeting to the team that they need to give him a call—and Houston rapper Slim Thug is offering to pick him up and drive him to the facilities—it's fair to wonder whether or not Vince Young could actually help the Houston Texans.

The Daily Post |
October 9, 2013

The Dallas Teacher Whose Playboy Pictures Leaked Is The Future

Dallas high school teacher Cristy Nicole Deweese posed for Playboy when she was 18—and the photos were discovered over the weekend. But the number of people who've posed for racy pictures in an Instagrammed world means it's time to ask: how much longer will this be a big deal? 

The Daily Post |
October 8, 2013

What Running Out of Pentobarbital Means For Texas

According to a Freedom of Information Act request by the Associated Press, Texas is down to its last eight vials of the lethal injection drug pentobarbital—and the Houston-area "compounding pharmacy" that made them wants them back. What happens when the state runs out? 

The Daily Post |
September 24, 2013

John Cornyn’s Quest To End “Murderabilia”

Senator John Cornyn has tried three times in seven years to pass a law outlawing the sale of "murderabilia," or memorabilia connected to famous criminals—will tying his latest attempt to the sale of a letter by Nidal Hasan help him finally get it through?

The Daily Post |
September 23, 2013

Can Transgender People Get Married In Texas?

The ongoing saga of Nikki Araguz—the transgender widow of a deceased firefighter, who's still fighting a legal battle for survivor's benefits—had its most recent appeal hearing this month. Until it's resolved, there will be a lot more questions than answers.

September 22, 2013

No, English People, It’s Not Illegal To Masturbate In Texas

The popular mythology of Texas around the world does include some less-than-flattering stereotypes. Some of these perceptions have at least a basis in reality; when Lewis Black took to the streets of New York for a Daily Show called “Fuck You, Texas,” he did so in response to ads run

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