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Articles by Andrew Solomon: All Articles


May 2016

When we unlock the secrets of our genes, what do we do with that knowledge?

Review of "The Gene: An Intimate History," by Siddhartha Mukherjee.

Apr 2016

Literature About Medicine May Be All That Can Save Us

A new generation of doctor writers is investigating the mysteries of the medical profession, exploring the vital intersection between science and art.

Apr 2016

How Traveling to 83 Countries Made Me Who I Am

Travel is an exercise partly in broadening yourself and partly in defining your own limits

Mar 2016

Getting Near to Far & Away

Travel is a set of corrective lenses that helps focus the earth’s blurred reality.

Feb 2016

The Good Death, When Breath Becomes Air and More

Life would feel short even if we could expect to live two centuries.

Dec 2015

7 Things I’ve Learned From Raising 4 Kids with 6 Parents

Parenthood is always a steep learning curve, and it was even steeper for us, given how many expectations we were defying.

Dec 2015

On Gay Parenting

Children confiscate your mask, leaving you far more exposed than lovers can.

Nov 2015

Stop Racist Violence in Poland!

If Wroclaw wants to aspire to become a European Capital of Culture, and not a “KuKluxKland,” it must quickly come to terms with this disgrace.

Nov 2015

Book Review: Dear Mr. You

“Dear Mr. You” reminds us what a glorious business life can be even at its worst, if you can tug it into the right frame of view.

Oct 2015

The Myth of the ‘Autistic Shooter’

Failing to intuit certain aspects of other people’s inner experience does not equate to disdain for human life.