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An Outrageous Request: Please Boycott Zero Dark Thirty

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 02.18.2013 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

I've come here to urge you not to see Zero Dark Thirty, the new film about the hunt for Osama bin Laden. My reason is simple: The film glorifies torture.

Labor's Love Lost

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 10.31.2012 | Business
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

"Look for the union label." That was one of the catch phrases for the union movement in happier times. What is the status of labor unions as we approach Labor Day 2012?

Some Are Too Quick to Criticize the Disabled

David Vognar | Posted 09.25.2012 | Media
David Vognar

That both the liberal Ebert and the conservative Brooks muddle the facts shows that media's image of those with mental disabilities is just about the same, regardless of political affiliation. Clearly we are a long way from treating the disabled as equal citizens.

Bristol Palin And The Blind Man Healed By Jesus

Michael Pettinger | Posted 07.18.2012 | Religion
Michael Pettinger

Sin is not about breaking rules. Rather, it is resistance to the creative power of God. Those who thought that they were on the side of God are revealed to be profoundly wrong. We might even call them hypocrites.

Waging War on Higher Education

Paul Stoller | Posted 07.01.2012 | College
Paul Stoller

Math and science students deserve our support. But does that mean that we should abandon the study of philosophy, the history of art, or the analysis of society and culture? Is public higher education a place for skill acquisition or is it space for teaching young people how to think?

Are You My Motherhood?

Annabelle Gurwitch | Posted 06.17.2012 | Parents
Annabelle Gurwitch

We Village Parents don't have a book out; we're too harried to write one. We don't have a catch phrase unless you count our endless mutterings of "I'm exhausted."

The Sad Life Of Iconic Restaurant Critic Craig Claiborne

New York Times | FRANK BRUNI | Posted 04.10.2012 | Home

Long before chefs were made of iron and "barefoot" brought to mind "contessa" and a cultured 9-year-old could tell farfalle from fusilli at 10 feet, a...

Let's Talk About Sex

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 06.03.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

Women today are raised on empowering messages. From the time we're little, we're told girls can do anything boys can do. This doesn't mean we should do things the way they do.

Former 'Times' Food Critic Gets Gout | Posted 03.22.2012 | Home

A question that I’m constantly asked by people who know that I spent more than five years as The Times’s restaurant critic is what my most memorab...

Frank Bruni Gets it Right When it Comes to Women and Words

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.13.2012 | Women
Dorian de Wind

"Despite the best efforts of everyone from Erica Jong to Kim Cattrall, women are still seen through an erotically censorious prism, and promiscuity is still the ultimate putdown."

The Ramifications Of Giving A Burger Joint One Star

Andrew_Friedman | Posted 04.25.2012 | Home

A great many chefs have long been troubled and angered, by the star system. It's a square-peg-round-hole situation. Yet nationwide, newspapers continue to insist that their critics employ the star system as though nothing's changed the past few generations.

Blaming Good Girls for Going Bad. Really?

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 05.10.2012 | Parents
Soraya Chemaly

There's Dakota Fanning...'going bad' so Marc Jacobs can sell some perfume. It smells great, by the way. Why did she do that? I mean, she was SUCH A NI...

Frank Bruni On Race, Religion And Same-Sex Marriage

The New York Times | FRANK BRUNI | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Without drawing much attention to it yet, one of the leading groups promoting same-sex marriage has taken an interesting tack, one that implicitly ack...

Joe Satran

The Rise Of The Emperor-Chefs | Joe Satran | Posted 11.26.2011 | Home

In September 1991, chefs Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Todd English looked unstoppable. English had just been named the James Beard Rising Chef of the...

Beefs: Anthony Bourdain vs. Paula Deen: A Recap

Posted 10.26.2011 | Home

A lot of gauntlets have been thrown these past few weeks in the world of food criticism. Alan Richman used his monthly GQ review to rant about the sta...

Frank Bruni: Unsavory Culinary Elitism | FRANK BRUNI | Posted 10.25.2011 | Home

Anthony Bourdain, the part-time chef and full-time celebrity, has a tongue on him. It’s the sharpest knife in his set. He has used it to carve up ve...

Frank Bruni Reacts To The Iowa State Fair

Posted 10.11.2011 | Home

Frank Bruni, the former restaurant critic for the New York Times has temporarily abandoned the culinary delights of New York City to seek out somethin...

The One True Dead Food & Dining Trend

Food & Wine | Posted 08.03.2011 | Home

[T]here is a ubiquitous phrase that we're very ready to say good-bye to: farm-to-everything. (Credit to Frank Bruni, the New York Times's newest Op-Ed...

NYT Gets Its First (Openly) Gay Op-Ed Columnist

Posted 07.23.2011 | Media

The New York Times announced Monday that longtime staff writer Frank Bruni will become its newest Op-Ed columnist. The move comes as the Times is r...

The Most Popular Food Critics On Twitter

The Daily Meal | Posted 07.09.2011 | Home
The Daily Meal

Correction appended Food critics may prize anonymity when it comes to staying undercover while eating in restaurants, but when it comes to social med...

Frank Bruni On LA Dining: 'A City In Unrivaled Tune With The Restaurant Times' | SEEING THINGS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Uncommonly ambitious cooking in unconventionally blunt, humble, even improvised contexts: if a single theme captures the arc and essence of dining out...

Spokesman explains Hick's "drill-the-living-daylights" quote

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Sunday's New York Times magazine features a profile of Governor-elect John Hickenlooper, concluding that, if Hick does "well" and is re-elected in 20...

WATCH: Frank Bruni Gives Eggnog A 'Healthy' Makeover

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Eggnog is one of the holiday season's most ubiquitous treats but it certainly can't be considered healthy. For some, just the thought of "eggs" and a...

Frank Bruni Ingests Four Loko So You Don't Have To

The New York Times | FRANK BRUNI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

While Four Loko has been on the market for only about two years, the dangers it poses are hardly new or isolated. Almost from the moment the caffeine-...

Frank Bruni On Judging 'Top Chef' Restaurant Wars, Dining Room Noise, & More

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Frank Bruni kicked off a two day guest co-hosting stint on Monday's "Morning Living" show on Sirius XM's Martha Stewart Living Radio, filling in for K...