Articles by Andrew Solomon:

Oct 2011

Revitalizing Rio de Janeiro

Antonio Carlos Jobim once explained, “New York is great, but it’s a mess; Rio is a mess, but it’s great.”

Jan 2010

A Trip Through Peru

Everywhere we found water hyacinths in bloom; Monet’s lily pond had nothing on these streams.

Nov 2008

Adventures in Antarctica

The tropics may be fire, but the world ends in ice.

Jan 2008

Madagascar: A Safari Tour

The bizarre flora and fauna seem to be the result of a mad collaboration among Dr. Seuss, Jim Henson, and God.

Oct 2005

A Culinary Tour of China

In the past five years, Chinese cooking has risen phoenixlike from the ashes, and divine food is now to be found in the country’s unnumbered restaurants.

Jul 2005

I Came, I Saw, I Haggled

When I walk through the memory palace in which I live, my past seems to be with me.

Sep 2003

A Silver Ball

All that glitters is not gold. Some of it is silver.

Aug 2003

Song of Solomons

How often do you find a South Pacific island nation with your name on it? And how often does it turn out to be just what Herman Melville said it would?

Jun 2002

Museum Without Walls in Japan

Benesse Island is not just a museum. It is certainly not just a hotel. It is a synthesis of the two, and that synthesis feels very Japanese.

May 2002

My Dinner in Kabul

I did not go to Afghanistan for the food… Dinner my first night in Kabul, however, was a revelation.