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May 2019

The challenging documentary every parent should watch

“How do we decide what to cure and what to celebrate?” Solomon wonders. By allowing subjects to narrate and show us their own lives, he and the filmmakers place that power where it belongs.

May 2019

Andrew Solomon on Intellectuals, Dandies, and Life under Trump

The election of Trump signaled that one can attack people who are different, without consequences. Gays, blacks, women, immigrants: everyone is more vulnerable.

May 2019

Andrew Solomon Interviewed on How Travel Can Change the World

Travel, Solomon writes, makes us humble and allows us to not only see differences in others without fear, but to also appreciate those differences.

Mar 2019

Humbling proof a parent’s love really can overcome all

The little acorn is supposed to fall near the tree — and when it doesn’t, everything seems turned upside down. Adjusting to this state of affairs is not easy.

Mar 2019

How Poet Emma Lazarus Inspired Laurie Anderson

Anderson remembered back to when she was as a child: “I’m pretty sure we read the poem in our elementary room, maybe even with a hand over our hearts.” The idea of a shore where immigrants arrived stuck with her, and it resonates with her even more in 2019.

Mar 2019

The Moth Presents Occasional Magic, Book 2: True Stories About Defying the Impossible

Occasional Magic features storytellers from around the world sharing times when, in the face of seemingly impossible situations, they found moments of beauty, wonder, and clarity that shed light on their lives and helped them find a path forward.

Jan 2019

Video: Columbia Conference on Mental Health Journalism & Media

An interview with Andrew Solomon at a symposium for researchers who communicate with the public on mental health and addiction issues.

Jan 2019

“Far From the Tree” Among #HAY30BOOKS

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Hay Festival, organisers invited the public to help nominate their favorite 30 books from the last 30 years.

Jan 2019

Arms decree may increase suicides in Brazil, experts fear

Atualmente, armas de fogo são utilizadas em 8,4% dos casos no país.

Jan 2019

German Translation of “Far and Away” Named Winner of 2019 ITB Book Award

“Weit und weg: Reisen durch sieben Kontinente” — the German translation of “Far and Away: How Travel Can Change the World,” has been awarded the 2019 ITB Book Award in the Travelogue category.