The Story of Windows on the World

“The Most Spectacular Restaurant in the World” recounts the saga of Windows on the World, at the top of the World Trade Center. Tom Roston’s book begins and ends with the restaurant’s destruction on Sept. 11. Many of those who worked at the restaurant, Mr. Roston said, thought of themselves as family, and as in…

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Like Wheat Thins, but Better

Wheat Thins were never like this. The crackers that I once doted on delivered grain and salt, but never herbal Middle Eastern za’atar; golden, peppery hawaij, a blend of turmeric and other spices from Yemen; or North African harissa, with its ruddy tint and vibrant heat. But those are the flavors in a new line…

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Zendaya Can Change the World

Social change follows its own timeline. It was in the prehistoric 1990s that I began to report on racial inequities in fashion serious enough to attract the attention of the commissioner of Consumer Affairs in New York. In stories I reported at the time, industry players demonstrated a startling lack of concern about the prevalence…

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A Wheat Whiskey From Woodford Reserve

A bit of spirits occasionally involves a taste of history. With its new Kentucky straight wheat whiskey, the Woodford Reserve Distillery in Versailles, Ky., gives the drinker something to think about. Back in 1935, the Federal government recognized four styles of American whiskeys based on the dominant grain: corn (bourbon), rye, malt (malted barley) and…

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New Service Delivers Burgers

Some, including David Chang, have been tempted by the concept of a restaurant without walls, a delivery-only operation. Mr. Chang’s efforts did not succeed but, now, the Australian restaurant group that owns Hole in the Wall in the financial district and Murray Hill is giving it a shot with Ghost Burger. They’ve pared down their…

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Medical News Today: What do code blue and other hospital codes mean?

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Sweet, Salty, Sour — and Part of Mexico’s Soul

It’s the dish Mexico craves every September. Chiles en nogada — stuffed poblano peppers topped with a creamy walnut sauce — makes a brief but grand appearance on Mexican tables starting in late August, and is eaten to celebrate Independence Day on Sept. 16. “It’s elegant and a part of our national soul,” said Josefina…

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Too Little Sleep, or Too Much, May Raise Heart Attack Risk

Getting less than six hours of sleep a night, or more than nine hours, might increase the risk for heart attack. Previous observational studies have found an association between sleep duration and heart attack. But for the current study, researchers had DNA data about study participants and knew who had a high or low genetic…

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Trump Spars With Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Over Criminal Justice

In the latest example of President Trump tangling with celebrity critics on social media, he called the musician John Legend “boring” and the model Chrissy Teigen “filthy mouthed” in tweets late Sunday trumpeting the president’s achievements in criminal justice reform. Ms. Teigen and Mr. Legend, a married couple who are both frequent critics of the…

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