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In August 2015, Joe Pinsker wrote about the site's paid editors.
The year you were born, Charles C. Mann wrote about the history of North America, and its advanced, prosperous civilizations, before the arrival of Columbus.
In September 2013, Akash Nikolas wrote about the Academy's continual failure to recognize varied performances by black actresses.
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With NASA's Cassini-Huygens mission in 2005, humans landed a probe in the outer reaches of the solar system for the first time, a moment Ross Andersen called the most glorious mission in the history of planetary science.
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The legacy of the first African American couple in the White House would be a major focus of The Atlantic.
In September 2012, Alexis C. Madrigal wrote about the technology behind Google's detailed directions.
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Dope was released in 2015.
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In July 2016, Lenika Cruz wrote about where Stranger Things lost its magic.
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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