Frank Bruni

10/23/2014 - 2:46pm

    We have no clue at this point how far Ebola could spread in the United States - and no reason for panic.

    But one dimension of the disease's toll is clear. It's ravaging Americans' already tenuous faith in the competence of our...

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...

06/12/2014 - 3:16am

    See Hillary run.

    I don't mean for president, not officially. I mean around the country, from TV studio to town hall, New York to Chicago to Austin to Washington. It's been said that she needs to prove her fitness for a big campaign, and her tour for her book...

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...

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