Front Burner: Moroccan Sweets With a Twist

Mehdi Menouar, originally from Casablanca, Morocco, is a founder of Meska Sweets, created to share a taste of his homeland. His assorted cookies, classics like cornes de gazelle (gazelle horns or almond crescents), are traditional teatime treats, as are honey-sesame chebakia and a type of Moroccan macaron, though he innovates these with flavors like matcha.…

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MIND: Can We Really Inherit Trauma?

In mid-October, researchers in California published a study of Civil War prisoners that came to a remarkable conclusion. Male children of abused war prisoners were about 10 percent more likely to die than their peers were in any given year after middle age, the study reported. The findings, the authors concluded, supported an “epigenetic explanation.”…

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Waco, Reborn

WACO, Tex. — It’s an unlikely tourist town. A flat, dusty stretch, Waco was until recently best known in Texas as the halfway point between Dallas and Austin, or Baylor University’s college town. Nationally, it was most famous for its proximity to the 51-day standoff between the F.B.I. and Branch Davidians in 1993 that resulted…

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