Dan Solomon

By Dan Solomon:

Sunset at Texas Stadium

Sky-High Stadium

There was a time when the Dallas Cowboys used their stadium’s most passionate fans as a resource. These days, though, the people in the stands are as likely to be one-timers wearing visiting-team colors as regulars in Cowboys blue-and-white. As long as they paid full price, Jerry Jones can take pride in a victory, of sorts. Read More


Rocking the Valley

Port Arthur has Janis Joplin. Lubbock has Buddy Holly. And the rock-and-roll legacies of Dallas, Houston and Austin are well established. There are few places in Texas where rock music hasn’t been viable, except in the Rio Grande Valley—four hours … Read More


G-Baby’s Battle

The first time I see the 21-year-old Austin rapper G-Baby perform, it’s not at a hip-hop club, or on BET’s 106 & Park, where last summer she became the first woman ever to enter the show’s “Freestyle Friday” Hall of … Read More

Cover Story

Standing Down

A soldier can follow his conscience and refuse to fight, but his real struggle is just beginning.

Courage comes in more than one form, but sometimes it’s easier to recognize. For instance, few would deny that Marine Cpl. Garrett Jones is a hero. Whether you support the war or not, Jones was willing to sacrifice life and … Read More


The People’s Frog

Austin’s “Hi, How Are You” frog mural on a building at 21st Street and Guadalupe is one of America’s most famous pieces of street art. It was painted by Texas outsider artist and musician Daniel Johnston, who, despite being mentally … Read More