In November 2010, Cailey Hall wrote about the magic that makes the movie resonate decades after its release.
In June 2016, Eillie Anzilotti wrote about how the NBA is thriving because of its progressive politics and marketing strategy.
The year you were born, Mervyn Cadwallader wrote about the mores and mishaps that increasingly afflicted love and marriage among young Americans.
Rock 'n' Roll High School was released in 1979.
In January 2011, Nicholas Jackson put together a brief history of the Space Shuttle Challenger 25 years after its disastrous explosion in 1986.
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“It was thought that all borders between men had similarly disintegrated, and we were all destined to be free and empowered individuals in a global meeting place,” wrote Robert Kaplan 20 years later.
In February 2015, Julie Beck wrote about what is lost when websites change or disappear.
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In August 2014, Olga Khazan wrote about a study debunking popular theories about facial symmetry.
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People across the world rediscovered the power and peril of revolutions, as Laura Kasinof found in Yemen.
In December 2015, Robinson Meyer wrote about why scientists had accepted this fact.
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