Frank Bruni

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 interviewing his parents at the family's compound...

08/19/2014 - 12:49am

    Given all of the smoky talk about Colorado and marijuana, you arrive here with the feeling that you're stepping into some freaky, one-of-a-kind laboratory.

    And you are.

    But the experiment goes well beyond the...

08/14/2014 - 6:33pm

    The other night, a prominent Democrat I know made the craziest statement.

    "I don't think Hillary's going to run," he proclaimed, silencing the room. He might as well have said that he'd just spotted Bigfoot pilfering rhubarb from the White House...

08/10/2014 - 7:39pm

    People who don't know the full truth about Mike Solomonov judge him by his fried chicken at Federal Donuts, a cult favorite in this city, and by his hummus at Zahav, an Israeli restaurant here of national renown. They're the signposts in a career that has burned bright in recent years and seems destined...

08/10/2014 - 7:01pm

    Kimberly Lantigua, 17, is an avid reader, but of a somewhat unusual oeuvre. Not long ago she worked her way through novels that spawned movies starring Meryl Streep, one of her favorite actresses. "The Devil Wears Prada" was a breeze. "Sophie's Choice" is Kimberly's unsummited Everest...

06/19/2014 - 1:04am

    The Yale applicant had terrific test scores. She had fantastic grades. As one of Yale's admissions officers, Michael Motto, leafed through her application, he found himself more and more impressed.

    Then he got to her essay. As he remembers it, she mentioned a...

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