Frank Bruni

07/20/2016 - 7:00pm

    Watching Donald Trump on TV early last week, I got a shock. He read from a teleprompter. He sounded like a statesman — well, sort of. He kept the boasting to a minimum. He held the taunts in check.

    But what really threw me was his hair. Its color was...

06/10/2016 - 1:00pm

    In early 2014, after decades of government and nonprofit work that reflected a passion for public service, Cassandra Butts got a reward — or so she thought. She was nominated by President Barack Obama to be the next United States ambassador to the Bahamas....

06/07/2016 - 6:00pm

    During the circuslike years of Silvio Berlusconi, Italians grew flinchingly accustomed to being the butts of the world’s jokes.

    Will they have the last laugh?

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06/04/2016 - 11:00am

    If there’s a gayer country than Italy, I haven’t ogled it.

    I don’t mean demographically gay. That’s unknowable. I mean spiritually gay. I mean the self-conscious style and gaudy opera...

05/28/2016 - 9:00am

    I recently asked a good friend where her boss stood on Donald Trump.

    This wasn’t an idle question. Her boss gives big money to Republican candidates. He’s both power broker and weather vane. And...

05/24/2016 - 2:00pm

    Those who’ve been raising alarms about Facebook are right: Almost every minute that we spend on our smartphones and tablets and laptops, thumbing through favorite websites and scrolling through personalized feeds, we’re pointed toward foregone conclusions....

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