In September 2015, Megan Garber wrote about the professional genius and personal failings of Apple founder Steve Jobs, and a new documentary that considered his mixed legacy.
The year you were born, Elizabeth and James Vorenberg wrote about the prevailing approach to prostitution in American cities, and how it differed from more permissive policies in Europe and rural Nevada.
In July 2014, Noah Berlatsky considered cultural misconceptions about Elvis Presley's iconic place in rock and roll.
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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.
Pump Up the Volume was released in 1990.
In July 2015, David Rohde wrote about the Srebrenica massacre and how the UN had continued to fail to protect humans from slaughter.
In July 2016, David Sims described the path from Pokémon Red and Blue to Pokémon Go.
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In May 2012, David Samuels wrote about whether or not Kanye West could find redemption in the Watch the Throne tour after years of harsh critiques.
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People across the world rediscovered the power and peril of revolutions, as Laura Kasinof found in Yemen.
In February 2012, Charles A. Kupchan wrote about the world's emerging economies, and how the world will look by 2050.
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