In December 2015, Nolen Gertz wrote about adults' identities and the action figures they grew up with.
The year you were born, Robert Manning wrote about his 1954 visit with the Nobel Prize–winning author Ernest Hemingway in Havana, Cuba.
In August 2015, David A. Graham wrote about the VRA 50 years in perspective.
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Grease was released in 1978.
In October 2014, Alan Taylor published a photo essay on civil unrest and protest against the government in Burkina Faso.
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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 2015, Adrienne LaFrance wrote about the disappearance of published content—including a Pulitzer finalist's 34-part investigative series—from the internet.
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In July 2007, Melissa Giaimo wrote about Harry Potter becoming a classic of children's literature.
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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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