In January 2011, Sharmin T.M. Kent wrote about Oprah launching her own television network, Oxygen.
The year you were born, Bruno Bettelheim wrote about the importance of play to the development of children.
In August 2014, David Sims wrote about the greatest line every Simpsons character ever said.
Love & Basketball was released in 2000.
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The conflicts and displacements touched off around the world by the attacks have been reverberating for the majority of your life. “This ‘war’ [on terrorism] will never be over,” wrote James Fallows, a few years after the towers fell.
In May 2015, Spencer Kornhaber wrote about how the show changed the music industry over time.
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In October 2014, Allen McDuffee wrote about sexism in tennis.
In June 2013, Olga Khazan wrote about Spain being the most accepting country in the world when it comes to homosexuality.
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When 26-year-old Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire, he ignited a tinderbox of protests that continue to roil the Middle East, and kindled the beginnings of democracy in Tunisia.
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