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

Capitalism’s suffocating music

seattletimes.com — Originally published Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 5:11 PM Onstage before thousands of fans, Sam Smith sang "Stay With Me," beseeching his partner in a one-night stand for a few minutes more, and I half wondered if the two of them needed the extra time to finish bottles of Miller Lite, because a printed plug for the beer hovered over his head.

The Virus of Cynicism

nytimes.com — 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 government and its bureaucracies.

Embrace the Bacon - NYT Cooking

What’s scarier than Ebola

seattletimes.com — Originally published Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 5:24 PM We Americans do panic really well. We could use a few pointers on prudence. Do me a favor. Turn away from the ceaseless media coverage of Ebola in Texas - the interviews with the Dallas nurse's neighbors, the hand-wringing over her pooch, the instructions on protective medical gear - and answer this: Have you had your flu shot?

Forget Ebola, get a flu shot

tampabay.com — We Americans do panic really well.We could use a few pointers on prudence.Do me a favor. Turn away from the ceaseless media coverage of Ebola in Texas - the interviews with the Dallas nurses' neighbors, the hand-wringing over the pooch, the instructions on protective medical gear - and answer this: Have you had your flu shot?

Frances McDormand, True to Herself in HBO’s ‘Olive Kitteridge’

nytimes.com — Frances McDormand's Oscar, for "Fargo," isn't easily spotted. It's tucked into a corner of the floor-to-ceiling shelving that hems the foyer of her Manhattan home, a glint of gold among hundreds of books. But odder than its hiding place is its eyewear.

Scarier Than Ebola

nytimes.com — We Americans do panic really well. We could use a few pointers on prudence. Do me a favor. Turn away from the ceaseless media coverage of Ebola in Texas - the interviews with the Dallas nurse's neighbors, the hand-wringing over her pooch, the instructions on protective medical gear - and answer this: Have you had your flu shot?

The Church’s Gay Obsession

nytimes.com — REPEATEDLY over the last year and a half, I've written about teachers in Catholic schools and leaders in Catholic parishes who were dismissed from their posts because they were in same-sex relationships and - in many cases - had decided to marry.

The Secret Service is serving without protecting

seattletimes.com — Originally published Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 4:59 PM My mother used to leave the front door unlocked. She used to leave the side and back doors unlocked, too.

The Studs and Duds of the Oscars Preseason

op-talk.blogs.nytimes.com — Frank Bruni: Well, Ross, we did it. We made it through the summer, season of sequels and superheroes and simians, when movies are noisier and flashier than during any other stretch of the year, when it's all explosions and fire and ginormous reptiles. And now we pivot. Sayonara, "Godzilla." Hello, Oscar.
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Oct 24, 2014

@OxPDX restaurant in Portland is absolutely fantastic. And nothing quite like it elsewhere. What a treat. If here try it.

Oct 23, 2014

To watch people jostle for bin space on a jammed plane is to see civilization give way to pure savagery. #UnfriendlySkies

Oct 22, 2014

Capitalism’s Suffocating Music: Must everything have a corporate sponsor? Is all the world an ad? My column, nyti.ms/1CSYiB3

Oct 18, 2014

The Virus of Cynicism: Ebola is Obama's presidency, and government's efficacy, in a petri dish, nyti.ms/1CCvBZ9

Oct 18, 2014

RT @carr2n: Will @pete_wells serve up restocrit secrets @TimesTalks event? @SamSifton admit he was rarely anonymous? @FrankBruni cop to worst meal ever?

Oct 18, 2014

The Putin-Berlusconi bromance. Now that's a reality show waiting to happen. "Real Oligarchs of the G8." nyti.ms/1yLDduI

Oct 17, 2014

Smart, deeply reported take by @jimrutenberg, How Billionaire Oligarchs Are Becoming Their Own Political Parties, nyti.ms/1CuGTyl

Oct 15, 2014

(2/2) Plus McDormand does really cute things with her "Fargo" Oscar, nyti.ms/1EXOny6

Oct 15, 2014

Frances McDormand talks with me about aging, vanity and her "subversive" miniseries "Olive Kitteridge" (1/2) nyti.ms/1EXOny6

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