Frank Bruni

01/23/2015 - 3:41am

    Every time I read about the actor Mark Wahlberg's bid to be pardoned by the state of Massachusetts for crimes he committed in his youth, I flash back to the days I spent with him for a Times magazine profile just before "Boogie Nights" came out. I remember a specific detail.

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11/13/2014 - 3:57pm

    Just days before the midterm elections, we got the latest alarm: The globe is heating up like a griddle, and we're just lolling here like eggs.

    This happened Sunday, when a U.N. panel issued...

11/13/2014 - 3:20pm

    I turned 50 just the other day, but I got the gift that I most needed nearly two years earlier, from a couple of strangers whom I never saw again.

    I was in a surgeon's waiting room, about to...

11/06/2014 - 6:02pm

    Imagine a house ablaze. Now picture a team of firefighters pulling up to it. They behold the flames shooting through its roof. They feel its heat on their faces. And they get in position to fight it.

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11/06/2014 - 5:34pm

    More than halfway through Joel Klein's forthcoming book on his time as the chancellor of New York City's public schools, he zeros in on what he calls "the biggest factor in the education equation."

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10/30/2014 - 2:27pm

    I'm always thinking back to that lunch in Kennebunkport, because I saw it all there: what drove George W. Bush toward the presidency; what shaped so many of his decisions in office.

    I was...

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