In October 2015, Adrienne LaFrance wrote about the disappearance of published content—including a Pulitzer finalist's 34-part investigative series—from the internet.
In January 2016, Alan Tayler published a photo essay marking the 25th anniversary of the Gulf War.
The year you were born, Witold Rybczynski wrote about the history of work and leisure time.
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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.
Mean Girls was released in 2004.
In May 2012, Stephen Marche wrote about how Facebook and other social-media platforms were making people lonely, even as they connected them to others more than ever before.
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In April 2015, Spencer Kornhaber wrote about why physical albums will never die.
In February 2013, Liam Hoare wrote about how the U.S. and Europe could help secure gains made in Kosovo since the state gained its independence.
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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 February 2012, Charles A. Kupchan wrote about the world's emerging economies, and how the world will look by 2050.
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