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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Juul Violated Federal Rules by Marketing Vaping Products as Safer Than Cigarettes, F.D.A. Says

Juul Labs, the dominant e-cigarette company, violated federal regulations by selling its vaping products as a safe alternative to traditional tobacco cigarettes without approval from the Food and Drug Administration, the agency said in a warning letter on Monday. The F.D.A. issued its warning amid a public health crisis over more than 400 cases of…

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