Frank Bruni

06/25/2015 - 12:41pm

    Remember the AIDS crisis? If you lived in a big American city during its spread, you were witness to constant sorrow and countless examples of gay people treated as second-class citizens.

    One was almost certainly this: the steadfast, heartbroken...

04/30/2015 - 8:03pm

    Call me an idealist, but I'd like to think that the halls of higher education are less vulnerable to the siren calls of fame and fortune than other byways of American life are. I'd like to believe in a bold dividing line between academic virtues and...

04/30/2015 - 7:55pm

    The 2016 presidential campaign is only now gathering steam and already I'm confused.

    For starters, Hillary Clinton says she's focusing on "everyday Americans." Which of the...

04/23/2015 - 12:16pm

    Dad had a twinkle in his eye.

    "Wait until you see this trick," he told me. "This secret. You're guaranteed to make money. I'll show you when we sit down at a table."...

04/16/2015 - 5:49pm

    I had heard about all of the dying, about all of the grief, and still I didn't immediately understand what I was seeing when, at a railroad crossing here, I spotted a man in a blaring orange vest, the kind that road crews and public-safety workers wear...

04/08/2015 - 11:36pm

    The drama in Indiana last week and the larger debate over so-called religious freedom laws in other states portray homosexuality and devout Christianity as forces in fierce collision.

    They're...

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