In the July/August 2008 issue, Nicholas Carr wondered whether Google was making people stupid.
In October 2000, Timothy Harper wrote about how police forces changed after Columbine.
The year you were born, Ian Frazier wrote about life, culture, and heroism on an Indian reservation in South Dakota.
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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 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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The legacy of the first African American couple in the White House would be a major focus of The Atlantic.
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower was released in 2012.
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In June 2012, Charlie Wells wrote about what happens to most of the viral-video singers discovered by major labels.
In May 2012, Stewart M. Patrick wrote about the Intelligence Community's report on global water scarcity, and the plan to combat it.
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