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Articles by Andrew Solomon: All Articles


Aug 2017

Gay and Depressed

Not a day goes by that I don’t have unsolicited correspondence from someone who is depressed and needs help, or from someone who is gay and suffering for it.

Apr 2017

Families have evolved. Now language must too

We need new words for new kinds of relatedness, ones that don’t simply hark back to traditional roles

Feb 2017

Robert Couturier Revitalizes Andrew Solomon’s New York City Townhouse

The squalor was almost unimaginable.

Feb 2017

Fear and Loathing in Trump’s America

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

Jan 2017

Diving Into Hell

Merkin is capable of being at once melodramatic and finely nuanced; she has so many good phrases about depression that it’s hard to choose among them.

Jan 2017

The First Speech

Suggestions for the President-Elect to consider for inclusion in his inaugural address.

Jan 2017

The New Resistance: Inauguration Day

Freedom is a verb. It is something you live and achieve, that you must relive and achieve again every day.

Jan 2017

Resisting the New Order

Andrew Solomon speaks at PEN America WRITERS RESIST, held on the steps of the New York Public Library, January 15, 2017.

Dec 2016

Secret prisons: a vulnerability masquerading as a defense

A radical talk about our commitment to decency and human rights.

Dec 2016

Sri Lanka Is Ready for Its Close-Up

Just a few short years after the end of its brutal civil war, Sri Lanka--with its rambling temple ruins, leafy tea plantations, and wide golden beaches--is bursting with ...