Frank Bruni

09/11/2014 - 2:52pm

    I'm beginning to think that college exists mainly so we can debate and deconstruct it.

    What's its rightful mission? How has it changed? Is it sufficiently accessible? Invariably worthwhile?


06/09/2014 - 1:03am

    Among Americans age 40 and older, there's a pastime more popular than football, Candy Crush or HBO.

    It's bashing millennials.

    Oh, the hours of fun we have, marveling at their self-fascination and gaping at their...

06/05/2014 - 3:33am

    One of the many problems with our all-Hillary-all-the-time news fixation is the way it obscures other juicy Democratic dramas, shoving their stars into the wings.

    Andrew Cuomo, come on out to center stage. You deserve it, you sly, ruthless, freshly humbled man. She...

06/02/2014 - 12:24am

    We no longer have news. We have springboards for commentary. We have cues for Tweets.

    Something happens, and before the facts are even settled, the morals are deduced and the lessons drawn. The story is absorbed into agendas. Everyone has a preferred take on it, a...

05/29/2014 - 3:03pm

    My home is like any other, chockablock with stuff that I wouldn't want the world to see: trashy books, cheesy clothes, a cache of scented candles so enormous you might think I'm prepping for some epically smelly apocalypse.

    But the most embarrassing thing by...

05/26/2014 - 4:58pm

    A kiss is nothing. On the sidewalks, in the park, I see one every few minutes, a real kiss, lip to lip. It barely registers. It's as unremarkable as a car horn in traffic, as an umbrella in rain.

    And yet a kiss is everything. A kiss can stop the world.

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