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Frank Bruni: Digital Cocoons, Political Polarization and the Path Back to Common Ground 

When: Thu., Nov. 5, 6 p.m. 2015



GENOME SCIENCE BUILDING AUDITORIUM AT UNC—Whether Frank Bruni's writing about Marco Rubio, "glassy ribbons of seared foie gras between ... thick, glistening dominoes of beef" or college-admissions angst, his ideas have a certain snap. Indeed, when he came to national prominence as the New York Times food critic, Bruni had been a White House correspondent and film critic. Once he ascended to the rarified ranks of the Gray Lady's op-ed page, he filled that role in unexpected ways. Most conspicuously, and most unlike your average Times columnist, he wrote about himself with the same candor and scrutiny as he did when addressing the world's ills. Bruni's brilliant career took root at UNC at The Daily Tar Heel, where he was a staff writer. This week, he returns to his alma matter as a distinguished speaker to take part in the annual lecture series named for Eve Carson. His subject, "Digital Cocoons, Political Polarization and the Path Back to Common Ground," sounds as meaty as those glassy ribbons of foie gras.

6 p.m., free, 250 Bell Tower Road, Chapel Hill, —David Klein

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