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Articles by Andrew Solomon: Appeared in


Feb 2017

Fear and Loathing in Trump’s America

The daily roller coaster of rights tenuously sustained or completely undermined is dizzying.

Jun 2016

A Perilous Nationalism at Brexit

It is an ostrich point of view not wholly unfamiliar in America: by refusing to look at the rest of the globe, one forestalls seeing oneself.

Mar 2015

The Middle of Things

The deeper you look into other souls—and writing is primarily an exercise in doing just that—the clearer people’s inherent dignity becomes.

Sep 2014

Depression and Pregnancy: The Terrifying Dilemma

It is not helpful when the complexity of the decision is belittled.

Aug 2014

Suicide, a Crime of Loneliness

It often seems as if those who are most exuberant experience despair in proportion to their joy.

Jul 2014

Gay, Jewish, Mentally Ill, and a Sponsor of Gypsies in Romania

The author returns to Romania, whence his grandparents fled pogroms and poverty.

Apr 2014

Honey Maid and the Business of Love

Andrew Solomon looks at Honey Maid's new radical ad campaign and how the company responded to the negative reactions it sparked.

Mar 2014

The Reckoning

The father of the Sandy Hook killer searches for answers.

Sep 2013

An Avoidable Tragedy

The story coming out of D.C. is of a man at war with himself and with the world around him, and unfortunately that latter war carried the day.

Jun 2013

Falling in Love with Marriage

This fresh social justice is infusing the very air, and I am breathing it as though it were a new oxygen.