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Articles by Andrew Solomon: All Articles


Sep 2019

The Dignity of Disabled Lives

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

Jul 2019

Traveling Through Jordan’s Historic Ruins, Red Dunes, and Dead Sea

Jordan has all the colorful history, layered archeology, and warm hospitality of its neighboring countries, with none of the turmoil.

Jul 2019

Points of Entry: Writers on the Border

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Jun 2019

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

It wasn’t always feathers, floats and celebrities.

Oct 2018

The $2,000 Kente Cloth

Pink, green, yellow, and white, it fairly glittered on the counter... I knew that it and I had a future together, though I didn't yet know what it was.

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.

Jul 2018

The Newsletter from Andrew Solomon: Far From the Tree Documentary Opens Nationwide July 20

The film of Far from the Tree is its own creation, capturing and extending the real message of the book. It’s intimate and humane and in some places funny.

Jul 2018

The immigration crisis is about the devaluation of love

The separation of immigrant families from their children is not merely a disgusting failure of sympathy by the American government, but also a surefire way to break thousands ...

Jun 2018

Preventable Tragedies

Get support. If you are thinking of suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).