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Articles by Andrew Solomon: Appeared in


Jun 2021

Can Travel Be Fun Again?

For many people, after more than a year of the pandemic, travel feels like something to dread. But it can still mean liberation.

Apr 2021

Devoted to the Deaf, Did Alexander Graham Bell Do More Harm Than Good?

Immune to the beauty of sign language, Bell never saw deafness as anything more than a deficit.

Jul 2020

What Happens When You’re Disabled but Nobody Can Tell?

On the disabilities that ramps and reserved parking spots don’t address.

Apr 2020

When the Pandemic Leaves Us Alone, Anxious and Depressed

We are in a dual crisis of physical and mental health. But there are ways to head off breakdowns.

Oct 2019

How Moving to France and Having Children Led a Black American to Rethink Race

He epitomizes a conundrum, viewing himself as part of multiple societies to which he has incomplete claims.

Sep 2019

The Dignity of Disabled Lives

The burden of being perceived as different persists. The solution to this problem is community.

Jun 2019

The First New York Pride March Was an Act of ‘Desperate Courage’

It wasn’t always feathers, floats and celebrities.

Aug 2018

If You Could Add One Book to the High School Curriculum, What Would It Be?

“Obedience to Authority” relates how easily adults abdicate responsibility, and illuminates the horror that ensues when we placidly do as we are told.

Jul 2018

My Stories Become Someone Else’s: Adapting a Book to Film

Books require that people recount their emotions; documentaries require that people bare the same emotions in front of a film crew.

Mar 2018

Coming of Age as Performance Art: An Outsider in 1970s Japan

Ian Buruma’s memoir, “A Tokyo Romance,” recaptures his youthful experiences in the avant-garde film and theater world of the postwar city.