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In December 1997, Jonathan Scull wrote about shopping for records in lower Manhattan.
In July 2016, Krishnadev Calamur wrote about NATO members' reactions to Donald Trump's suggestion that the United States might abandon NATO.
The year you were born, Isaiah Berlin wrote about the life and writings of Winston Churchill.
In August 1965, Mrs. X wrote a first-person account about getting an illegal abortion.
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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In February 2014, Megan Garber argued against Streep's soft "humanism."
In October 2012, Megan Garber wrote about the CD player turning 30 years old.
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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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