In September 2010, Niraj Chokshi noted how little the browser interface had changed since 1993.
In February 1998, Edward G. Shirley wrote about the broken culture of the CIA, first revealed to the world with the discovery of KGB mole Ames.
The year you were born, Eric Schlosser wrote about mandatory-minimum sentences and the vigorous enforcement of marijuana laws.
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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 June 2013, Michael Anthony Adams wrote about how the video-sharing service has helped fill a void in his life—and the lives of many other young viewers.
Juno was released in 2007.
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In November 2015, Spencer Kornhaber wrote about the changing face of pop music.
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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.
In July 2013, Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote about how the American justice system, by design, led to Zimmerman’s acquittal.
In August 2015, Alakananda Mookerjee wrote about what new Mars colonists would be able to eat—and how they'd grow it.
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