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In November 2010, Alyssa Rosenberg wrote about why it was so difficult for readers who grew up reading the series to say goodbye to Harry Potter.
The year you were born, Edward G. Shirley wrote about how internal politics and a corrosive culture compromised the effectiveness of the CIA—and why reform might be impossible.
In June 2006, Charles C. Mann wrote about traveling in Japan.
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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 November 2016, Bianca Bosker described how a former Google product philosopher was working to redefine the relationship between consumers and technologies like the iPhone.
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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.
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A.N.T. Farm premiered in 2012.
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In October 2015, Jenni Avins wrote about the dos and don'ts of cultural appropriation, referencing a video made by Stenberg.
In May 2016, Marin Koren wrote about Hissene Habre's crimes against humanity and sentencing.
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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