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America in the 1970s: New York City

Today marks the start of <b>Documerica Week</b> on In Focus -- a new photo essay each day, featuring regions of the U.S. covered by the photographers of the Documerica Project in the early 1970s. The Documerica Project was put together by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1971, with a primary …

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The Recipes That'll Help You Get More Blue Cheese In Your Life

Blue cheese is understandably polarizing. It's strong, stinky and to the uninitiated, can be visually off-putting. If you haven't taken your chances with blue cheese yet, you're selling yourself short. Whether it's Roquefort, Gorgonzola or Stilton, blue cheese is like a beautiful, deep well of …

America in the 1970s: The Pacific Northwest

Day 5 of Documerica Week on In Focus, featuring regions of the U.S. covered by the photographers of the Documerica Project in the early 1970s. In our final photo essay, we visit the northwestern states of Oregon, Washington, and Alaska, during a heightened energy crisis that left gas pumps empty …

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New York <em>Times</em> Downgrades Daniel to Three Stars

Pete Wells visits Daniel Boulud’s twenty-year-old flagship on the Upper East Side and finds that, as a restaurant critic who was likely recognized …

Leftovers: Stray Links From Our Editors

My inner metalhead rejoiced at the sight of this post from First We Feast covering the history of collaboration between heavy metal bands and craft breweries. Drawing cultural and industry parallels throughout the article, author Austin L. Ray demonstrates strong reporting and a remarkable …

NYT Critic Pete Wells Drops Daniel to 3 Stars, Uses Decoy

In this week's review, <i>New York Times</i> critic <b>Pete Wells</b> took a star away from chef <b>Daniel Boulud's</b> 20 year old flagship restaurant, <b>Daniel</b>. (The last time Daniel was reviewed by the <i>Times</i> it got four stars from <b>Frank Bruni</b> back in 2009.) In his review, Wells finds fault with both the food and the service …