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Articles by Andrew Solomon: International Reporting


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.

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.

Mar 2002

An Awakening From the Nightmare of the Taliban

The Afghans, with their rich culture largely destroyed, are hungry now for the arts.

Jul 1999

The Open Spaces of Mongolia

Into Asia's enchanting frontier.

Mar 1999

Nomad’s Land

In Mongolia, the very existence of an avant-garde comes as a surprise.

Jan 1999

Hot Night in Havana

At a New Year's Eve party in Cuba, mojitos flow, inhibitions drop and everyone eats like there's no tomorrow.

Sep 1998

Art in China: Censorship, Secrecy, and the Struggle to be Heard

In a society in which art is repressed, it gains in urgency what it loses in visibility.

Aug 1998

As Asia Regroups, Art Has a New Urgency

In the first North Asian Biennial, work from China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan raises issues of national identity and tradition.