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 March 2003, Stuart Taylor Jr. examined the diplomatic legal justification behind the second Iraq 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.
In January 2013, Rebecca Greenfield wrote that the future of the iTunes Store lies not in music, but in apps.
Mean Girls was released in 2004.
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In September 2014, Kevin O'Keeffe wrote about Roberts's role as Addie in the series.
In November 2014, Nicholas St. Fleur wrote about the acquittal of Italian seismologists who were blamed for the fatalities in the quake.
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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.
But it's possible to prevent that. In May 2016, Ed Yong wrote about the recommended steps to avert a post-antibiotic apocalypse.
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