slider top

Articles by Andrew Solomon: All Articles


Apr 2022

The Mystifying Rise of Child Suicide

Every suicide creates a vacuum. Those left behind fill it with stories that aspire to rationalize their ultimately unfathomable plight.

Mar 2022

How a Mystery Illness Cost One Writer a Decade of Health

“I thought I couldn’t remain in the box that was my body anymore — and yet I had to.”

Feb 2022

Claudia Rankine Tries to Answer the Impossible

To me, it’s self-evident that we are in a democratic crisis, that white supremacy is not only on the rise, but is also empowered.

Jan 2022

How We Renovated a Storied Estate During Lockdown

As the Covid months wore on, the place took on the feeling that places have only when they are genuinely inhabited, the character no house has unless its owners can find ...

Nov 2021

My Book Was Censored in China. Now It’s Blacklisted — in Texas

The Texas document constitutes a cynical electoral stratagem by a bigoted politician in a beleaguered state.

Jun 2021

Can Travel Be Fun Again?

For many people, after more than a year of the pandemic, travel feels like something to dread. But it can still mean liberation.

Apr 2021

Devoted to the Deaf, Did Alexander Graham Bell Do More Harm Than Good?

Immune to the beauty of sign language, Bell never saw deafness as anything more than a deficit.

Mar 2021

Quarantine & Its Discontents

Quarantine has been a time of great intensity, immensely difficult but, at least for some of us, also intimate.

Mar 2021

The Shape of Love

From opposite sides of the culture, parallel campaigns for legal recognition may soon make multiple-partner marriages as unremarkable as same-sex marriages.

Mar 2021

How long will the melancholy of a year in isolation last?

The effects of being confined in total or relative isolation are like a psychic rust: at first just a few reddish spots here and there, then an unsightly peeling of every ...