In September 2015, David Sims argued that Martin Scorcese's Goodfellas endures as a more realistic, if not more beloved, portrayal of the mafia than even the Francis Ford Coppola classic.
In June 2011, Conor Friedersdorf wrote about the outsize DEA budget in contrast to the agency's inability to stop illicit drug use and trade.
The year you were born, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. wrote about why the powers of the presidency spiraled out of control under Richard Nixon.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off was released 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 June 1994, Seymour Hersh wrote about the rise of crime in the new Russia.
In March 2016, Ian Bogost wrote about the next stage in Amazon's commercial revolution.
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In October 2014, David Sims wrote about Harris's performance as the host of the 87th Academy Awards.
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People across the world rediscovered the power and peril of revolutions, as Laura Kasinof found in Yemen.
In August 2015, Alakananda Mookerjee wrote about what new Mars colonists would be able to eat—and how they'd grow it.
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