Where is the Republican — or Democrat — willing to break with the base?
Frank BruniAt this point it's hard to come up with a description of the president's moral squalor that's fresh and inventive. @BretStephensNYT does so in this column, arguing that "the lowest place on earth isn’t the Mariana Trench — it’s the president’s soul."
How a target of students’ ire came to write a book about humanity’s transcendent goodness.
Frank BruniYou may remember Nicholas Christakis as that professor being screeched at in a courtyard at Yale. What did he do next? Finished a dazzlingly erudite book, out next week, on how inherently good human beings are. He told his story and made his case to me.
Just what is all this scheming and obsession with status teaching children?
Frank BruniThe fetishizing of highly selective colleges and the scheming to get into them is teaching many children lessons that we surely don't mean to, and it's promoting some values that stink. My column
Frank BruniThe college admissions mania teaches students that the biggest achievement is breaching an exclusive sanctum, and that you deploy more energy and ingenuity for that than for what you actually do, and learn, once inside. What a terrible lesson. My column
If the recent cheating scandal makes you want to read more about the college application process, here’s a place to start.
Frank BruniA college admissions madness so intense and perverse it would lead to scandals like the current one? Many of us wrote about it. Here's a collection of such books that The Times put together today.
A new college admissions scandal is just the latest proof of a grossly uneven playing field.
Frank BruniActual cheating and bribes to get into the Ivy League and the Ivy-like? Having written a book about the college admissions madness, I can't say I'm surprised. But we should all be saddened and outraged. My column
Frank BruniMoney has long corrupted the admissions process. It’s legal to pledge $2.5 million to a college as your kid applies. (See: Jared Kushner’s dad and Harvard.) It’s illegal to arrange these bribes. It’s cheating either way.
New Yorkers have new reasons to make reservations on the West Side, with the arrival of a huge dining complex at Hudson Yards.
Frank BruniHad a chance to check out @Chef_Keller's TAK Room, and wow is that one gorgeous restaurant, with a rib eye, lamb chops and a crazy-addictive chips-and-dip snack/starter that more than measure up to the environment.
This isn’t just a public health crisis. It’s a public sanity one.
Frank BruniThe anti-vaccine hysterics reflect a broader horror that has flared in everything from the birther movement to “Pizzagate." This isn't just a public health crisis. It's a public sanity one, emblematic of too many people’s willful estrangement from reason.
Frank BruniHumans aren’t rationalists. We’re romantics, and the world is wondrous when you believe that you belong to some brave and special tribe and have experienced some rare enlightenment. That trait intersects perilously with the age of the internet. My column
A wide-ranging conversation with the era’s defining late-night host on the eve of his show’s fifth anniversary.
Frank BruniDonald Trump and @sethmeyers go back farther than you think, all the way to a chicken-wing restaurant. Read my new @Tmagazine interview with Meyers about his strange history with Trump and the president's impact on @LateNightSeth