In the July/August 2014 issue, Joshua Wolf Shenk wrote about the collaborative genius of John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
The year you were born, Eleanor Roosevelt demanded a national recommitment to the American Dream.
In September 1964, James Cameron wrote about his experiences in Castro's Cuba, just five years after the revolution.
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.
The Lords of Flatbush was released in 1974.
In April 2006, James Bamford wrote about NSA surveillance and the jurisdiction of the FISA court.
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In April 2011, Alyssa Rosenberg wrote about the evolution of the princess myth, from Disney to Diana to Kate.
In August 2012, Ashley Fetters traced the history of cable television's longest-running programming event.
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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.
In December 2014, Adrienne LaFrance wrote about how the way we see privacy will change over the next decade.
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