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Dan Solomon


Dan Solomon has lived in Austin since 2002. In addition to the Chronicle, he writes about culture, politics, sports, and arts for Vulture, Sports Illustrated, Fast Company, Texas Monthly, and more.

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The Time of Their Lives

Richard Linklater and Ellar Coltrane reflect on the 12 years they spent making 'Boyhood'

Screens Feature, Jul. 17, 2014

We Were Nothing

Poison Apple's latest, about a friendship affected by social media, provides little to engage with

Arts Review, Dec. 19, 2013


The current touring version of this Kander & Ebb musical doesn't deliver much in the way of spectacle

Arts Review, Nov. 27, 2013

Growing Pains

Emily Hagins became a household Austin name for her work as a teen director, but what happens when that novelty wears off?

Screens Feature, Oct. 31, 2013


This drama of Chilean exiles in Wisconsin is a play of rare beauty that speaks to loss, hope, and regret in ways we seldom see

Arts Review, Oct. 31, 2013

The Head

This intensely personal look at depression and personal demons provides a showcase for Trouble Puppet's builders and puppeteers

Arts Review, Oct. 10, 2013

One-Two Punch

Gene Luen Yang's 'Boxers' and 'Saints' duo takes on the Boxer Rebellion

Arts Feature, Sep. 19, 2013

A Few Good Men

The Georgetown Palace production isn't always effective, but it gets at the continued relevance of Aaron Sorkin's script

Arts Review, Aug. 29, 2013

Better Than OK 'Computer'

Andrew Bujalski's 'Computer Chess' is an unlikely winner

Screens Feature, Aug. 22, 2013

A 'Prince' Among Men

David Gordon Green makes himself at home in Bastrop for 'Prince Avalanche'

Screens Feature, Aug. 15, 2013


Summer Stock Austin embraces the sprawling fun and surreal silliness of this durable coming-of-age musical

Arts Review, Aug. 8, 2013

Fluff and Stuff

If BuzzFeed's animal empire is trying to infiltrate hard news and traditional media outlets are still trying to get in on the cat cash cow, where does it all end?

Screens Feature, Jul. 25, 2013

The Full Monty

With the release of 'RWBY,' Monty Oum is officially Rooster Teeth's rock star

Screens Feature, Jul. 18, 2013

Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeare may not seem like experimental theatre, but it is when it's being performed by improvisers

Arts Review, Jul. 18, 2013

The Circus

Aerial theatre company Sky Candy was created to mount a show like this, but it juggles too much to be effective

Arts Review, Jun. 27, 2013

A Victory by the People

Filibuster, parliamentary gamesmanship kill abortion bill … for now

News Daily, Jun. 26, 2013 10:35 AM

A Sunday at the Capitol

Orange-clad abortion bill opponents witness House floor folly

News Daily, Jun. 24, 2013 11:53 AM

'Let Her Speak!'

Abortion hearing erupts into an emotional match

News Daily, Jun. 21, 2013 3:35 PM

What the Hell Happened at Austinist?

Local site dramatically changes direction after NYC overhaul

Screens Daily, Jun. 14, 2013 9:30 AM

The Lieutenant of Inishmore

There's plenty of blood in Capital T Theatre's staging, but also plenty of laughs and plenty to think about

Arts Review, Jun. 13, 2013


Zach Theatre's revival provides plenty of laughs, but is missing the poignant quality that makes the play so enduring

Arts Review, Jun. 6, 2013

The Karate Kid (1984)

Five franchise films

Screens Feature, May. 16, 2013

Moontower, Day 3: IFC Screening of 'Maron'

The comic's new cable show digs into what makes Marc Maron tick?

Arts Daily, Apr. 27, 2013 11:15 AM

Moontower, Day 2: Dana Carvey

The 'SNL' star gave the Paramount crowd what they came for

Arts Daily, Apr. 26, 2013 10:40 AM

Austin Is a Place (You Are Here)

Theatre En Bloc experiments with telling the story of our city's growth but fails to be specific about it

Arts Review, Apr. 25, 2013

'Austin Is a Place (You Are Here)'

Theatre en Bloc sparks a conversation about the city's growth on the gateway to the Eastside

Arts Feature, Apr. 18, 2013

On the Scene With Cine Las Americas

The festival director talks about finding international emerging voices and programming in the age of piracy

Screens Feature, Apr. 11, 2013

An Obviously Foggot

Bastion Carboni's new play is a confrontational mess, but it's vital in its commentary on bigotry within gay communities

Arts Review, Apr. 11, 2013

Ready, Aim ...

Geoff Marslett's 'Loves Her Gun' inadvertently finds itself in the crosshairs of a political discourse

Screens Feature, Mar. 15, 2013

Sons of Anarchy

'The East' director Zal Batmanglij dishes on life as an anarchist

Screens Feature, Mar. 13, 2013

SXSW 2013 Film Reviews: 'Xmas Without China'

Daily reviews and interviews

Screens Feature, Mar. 13, 2013

SXSW 2013 Film Reviews: 'Downloaded'

Screens Feature, Mar. 13, 2013

SXSW 2013 Film Reviews: 'Artifact'

Screens Feature, Mar. 13, 2013

'Good Night,' Sleep Tight

How living together strengthened the ensemble in Sean Gallagher's debut feature

Screens Feature, Mar. 13, 2013

SXSW Film Review

Screens Feature, Mar. 13, 2013

What's New on the Social Web

Keeping up in the world of Tumblr and Reddit and Facebook and more

Screens Feature, Mar. 7, 2013

Air Sex in the Name of Love

Bryan Poyser's 'The Bounceback' strives to strike a balance between comedy and emotion

Screens Feature, Mar. 7, 2013

Nerd Wars

'Zero Charisma' and the social costs of geekdom

Screens Feature, Mar. 7, 2013


Arts Review, Feb. 21, 2013

Breaking out of the Film Fest Box

After a festival run, indie movies used to die on the vine. Video-on-demand is changing that.

Screens Feature, Jan. 31, 2013

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