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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.

45 articles in 2012   •   page 1 of 2

DIY, and So Can I

KLRU's 'Arts in Context' mirrors the the collaboration and can-do of the artists it profiles

Screens Feature, Dec. 20, 2012


Nigel O'Hearn terminates Palindrome Theatre after three years, just as planned

Arts Feature, Dec. 20, 2012

Vodka, Fucking, and Television

Breaking String's production is fun, but the script gets self-indulgent a little too often

Arts Review, Dec. 6, 2012

City to Heyride: Not So Fast

Is this mobile ridesharing app in a legal gray area or openly violating the city's taxi franchise agreement?

News Feature, Nov. 29, 2012

The Scarlet Letter

Sarah Saltwick's new adaptation sticks close to Hawthorne's novel – maybe too close

Arts Review, Nov. 22, 2012

Heyride Has a Hitch in Its Get-Along

Cease-and-desist letter issued by City of Austin to local startup

Screens Daily, Nov. 21, 2012 4:09 PM

Going Places

By merging technology and old-school community-building, Heyride just may revolutionize how you get from here to there

Screens Feature, Nov. 21, 2012

Toil and Trouble: A Troubling Turn on Shakespeare's Macbeth

Trouble Puppet makes the magic real in its magical retelling of Shakespeare's Macbeth

Arts Review, Nov. 15, 2012

Dream Cabinet

A haunted house that deals in the ghosts of regret, lost love, and dream

Arts Review, Oct. 25, 2012

Moving on From West Memphis

Freed from death row, Damien Echols reflects on where to go next

Books Feature, Oct. 25, 2012

A New 'Wrinkle'

So what draws graphic novelist Hope Larson to Madeleine L'Engle?

Books Feature, Oct. 25, 2012

The Long and the Short of It

It's an uphill battle securing a future for a short film

Screens Feature, Oct. 18, 2012

Just Outside Redemption

For celebrating one of the rare wins in hate crimes legislation in Texas, this play is worthy

Arts Review, Sep. 27, 2012


This theatrical riff on loneliness in space looks great, but we've seen it all before

Arts Review, Sep. 20, 2012

Fall Arts Issue Critics Picks

From the arts harvest, our critics pluck choice treats

Arts Feature, Sep. 13, 2012


The intimacy of this well-acted production also makes you aware of its tight budget

Arts Review, Aug. 30, 2012

'Seven Wonders of the World (Plus One)'

A surreal musical recording of the 1940s yields a charming stage spectacle today

Arts Review, Aug. 23, 2012

The Confidence Game

In Bart Layton's slippery documentary 'The Imposter,' it's a battle between dupe or be duped

Screens Feature, Aug. 16, 2012

South of Heaven

Metal has a new home in Austin, and a new sponsor.

Music Feature, Aug. 9, 2012

Have Wheels, Will Travel

Zach Anner talks about his web celebrity, his axed travel show, and the new project that got him back on the road

Screens Feature, Aug. 9, 2012

Legally Blonde

Summer Stock Austin sparkles with this law-school spectacle

Arts Review, Aug. 2, 2012


'Chess' is a mess, as musicals go, but this local staging achieves some success with it

Arts Feature, Jul. 19, 2012

Neighborhood 3: Requisition Of Doom

Theatre proves a most relevant medium for addressing issues about video game culture

Arts Review, Jul. 19, 2012

The End of the Line?

As print media money dries up, political cartoonists look to the web

Screens Feature, Jul. 12, 2012

Bastion Standard Time

Austin theatre's 'enfant terrible' swapped his poison pen for a Poison Apple and still gets people talking

Arts Feature, Jul. 12, 2012

Dividing the Estate

Horton Foote's comedy may be a crowd-pleaser, but it's hardly a classic

Arts Review, Jun. 21, 2012

Accidental Death of an Anarchist

Palindrome's staging succeeds in the acting department but fails as a political statement

Arts Review, May. 24, 2012


'Billboard' comes across as false advertising

Arts Review, May. 17, 2012

Pressing the Flesh

The world's leading adult toy manufacturer for men wants to take the stigma out of sex

Screens Feature, May. 10, 2012

The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later

The follow-up is no mere epilogue but a powerful tale that stands on its own

Arts Review, May. 10, 2012

Nick Offerman

The audience came seeking cult icon Ron Swanson, and that's who Nick Offerman gave them

Arts Review, May. 3, 2012

Dr. Joker and Mr. 'WTF'

Marc Maron on his double life as a comic and a podcast star

Arts Feature, Apr. 26, 2012

The Time Machine

This aerial adaptation of H.G. Wells is neat, and there's nothing wrong with that

Arts Review, Apr. 26, 2012


This Rubber Rep show throws lots of weirdness our way, but some of it is beautiful

Arts Review, Apr. 19, 2012

Discomfort Zone

How far can Rubber Repertory push you?

Arts Feature, Apr. 12, 2012

Experience Joy

The quality comedy at SXSW 2012 is worth making extra time for

Arts Feature, Mar. 14, 2012

Glengarry Glen Ross

Most of Mamet's gritty look inside salesmen's souls gets lost in surface performances

Arts Review, Mar. 8, 2012

Moscow Now, Here

The New Russian Drama Festival opens a hotline to the culture of Russia today

Arts Feature, Mar. 8, 2012

The End of the Double Rainbow

Does it take a pot of gold now to go viral?

Screens Feature, Mar. 1, 2012

Preaching to the Choir

Quiet Company high priest Taylor Muse still has faith all right. It's called trust.

Music Feature, Feb. 16, 2012

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