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Articles by Andrew Solomon: Appeared in

May 2015

Why We’re Honoring Charlie Hebdo

Charlie Hebdo’s staff members knew that producing satire aimed at venerated targets was dangerous.

Dec 2014

A Country Called Childhood, by Jay Griffiths

Her book is both... a quixotic slippage into wistfulness, and also an exegesis of freedom, a panegyric to heedless ways.

Jan 2014

Under Pressure

Review of ‘All Joy and No Fun,’ by Jennifer Senior.

Dec 2013

Shameful Profiling of the Mentally Ill

This border policy is not only unfair to visitors, but also constitutes an affront to the millions of Americans who are grappling with mental-health challenges.

Jun 2013

Deeda Blair’s Elegance of Conviction

Whether she’s tackling the complexities of science or style, Deeda Blair approaches all facets of life with quiet but unwavering discipline.

Mar 2013

The Brutal Years

Review of "Sticks and Stones," by Emily Bazelon.

Feb 2013

In Bed With the President of Ghana?

The fact that local propagandists can plausibly suggest that the president of a West African country is in the hands of gay lobbyists reflects a changing world.

Dec 2012

Anatomy of a Murder-Suicide

If we want to stem violence, we need to begin by stemming despair.

Oct 2012

How Do You Raise a Prodigy?

Prodigiousness looks from a distance like silver, but it comes with banks of clouds; genius can be as bewildering and hazardous as a disability.

Mar 2009

The Lure of a Birthright

For anyone who has been depressed, Plath's description rings astonishingly true.