In November 2014, Sarah Laskow described the decades-long development of the modern bar code.
The year you were born, Midge Decter wrote about what went wrong for a generation that was supposed to be the brightest and most gifted in American history.
In January 2016, Emma Green wrote about the only court case in which an employer fired an LGBT person for reasons of faith.
Heathers was released in 1988.
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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 October 2014, Russell Berman wrote about the end of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" program.
In June 2014, Megan Garber wrote about the complicated creative process that shaped the film.
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In September 2016, Spencer Kornhaber wrote about "Brangelina" and public fascination with the celebrity couple.
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People across the world rediscovered the power and peril of revolutions, as Laura Kasinof found in Yemen.
In December 2014, Adrienne LaFrance wrote about how the way we see privacy will change over the next decade.
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