In July 2015, John Florio and Ouisie Shapiro wrote about well-known singers' varied interpretations of "The Star-Spangled Banner" over the years, and why their performances in particular tend to inspire outrage or praise.
In the July/August 2011 issue, Christopher Hitchens interrogated the legacy of the man known as Mahatma Gandhi.
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Over the years, the moon landing has come to be lauded as the pinnacle of human achievement, although it was often derided at the time. In 1963, NASA astronauts took to The Atlantic to plead the case for landing on the moon.
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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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