New York Times Op-Ed columnist, food lover and author of several books, including the family and diet memoir Born Round

Promiscuous College Come-Ons

nytimes.com — BETWEEN the last application season and the current one, Swarthmore College, a school nationally renowned for its academic rigor, changed the requirements for students vying to be admitted into its next freshman class. It made filling out the proper forms easier.

What we can learn from those who turned from profits to politics

seattletimes.com — Originally published Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 5:03 PM Just two years ago, during his first term at the helm of Colorado, John Hickenlooper did a quick mental survey of his fellow governors and realized something that he found surprising.

The Fable of Rand Paul

nytimes.com — "THE most interesting man in politics" is what Politico Magazine crowned Rand Paul in September, when it placed him at the top of a list of 50 people to keep an eye on. And Time magazine used those exact six words, in that exact order, next to a photograph of Paul on its cover last month.

Garganelli With Ragù Antica

cooking.nytimes.com — Ingredients In a large soup pot or Dutch oven, heat 3 tablespoons of the olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, carrot and celery and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Add tomato paste and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.

Republicans, meet science

lasvegassun.com — 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 last Sunday, when a U.N. panel issued what The New York Times called its "starkest warning yet."

Gray Hair and Silver Linings

nytimes.com — 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 have a crimson hillock carved from my back.

Frank Bruni: Republicans need to wise up about science

kansas.com — 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.

Republicans, Meet Science

nytimes.com — 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 on Sunday, when a United Nations panel issued what The Times called its "starkest warning yet." But while the report made headlines, it didn't make the campaign.

The Pitiful Whimper of 2014

nytimes.com — 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. With squirt guns.

The Devil Made Me Do It

cooking.nytimes.com — The Devil Made Me Do It is a group of recipes curated by New York Times editors.
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Nov 23, 2014

Glad to see @60minutes doing infrastructure, a story under-covered b/c not sexy. But u travel outside U.S. and cry, we're so far behind.

Nov 23, 2014

Denver may be down only a field goal, but there's no evidence they can MAKE a field goal. #BustedBroncos

Nov 22, 2014

With all those applications swirling around, how can students find the college that's the right fit? My column, nyti.ms/1qPKHuD

Nov 21, 2014

And while dreaming sybaritic dreams, should mention: wowed by 2 recent meals at The Modern Bar Room (NYC). Two syllables for you: scallops

Nov 21, 2014

I see you there, on the far side of deadline, at the dawn of the weekend, liquid and luscious. I'll be with you soon. #FridayCocktail

Nov 21, 2014

Mammoth student survey suggests dubious link between a college's prestige and students' satisfaction w/ education, shar.es/1XGpLz

Nov 20, 2014

RT @longform: “When in Doubt, Seduce” A profile of Mike Nichols: long.fm/1AmWUd2 (by @jessekgreen, @nymag ’12) pic.twitter.com/8vxn5i5byi

Nov 20, 2014

'Secret Life of Passwords,' REALLY smart @ian_urbina about passwords as prisms, as portals to our deepest selves, nyti.ms/1taTyRO

Nov 20, 2014

Such a wonderful, brilliant man. Such incredibly sad news, 'Mike Nichols, Celebrated Director, Dies at 83,' nyti.ms/1qyeIiz

Nov 20, 2014

'Alcohol’s TV Renaissance,' with shows like 'Booze Traveler' and cocktails on many continents. I'll drink to that, nyti.ms/1tgMLWZ

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