In February 2015, Julie Beck wrote about what is lost when websites change or disappear.
In September 1965, Elizabeth Drew wrote about the cigarette lobby's successful efforts to stop states from regulating cigarette advertising.
The year you were born, Jack Miles wrote about economic tensions between Latinos and African Americans highlighted by the L.A. Riots.
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The conflicts and displacements touched off around the world by the attacks have been reverberating for the majority of your life. “This ‘war’ [on terrorism] will never be over,” wrote James Fallows, a few years after the towers fell.
In May 2012, Stephen Marche wrote about how Facebook and other social-media platforms were making people lonely, even as they connected them to others more than ever before.
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Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants was released in 2005.
In June 2014, Peter Beinart wrote an autopsy on Obama's disastrous Iraq policy.
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When 26-year-old Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire, he ignited a tinderbox of protests that continue to roil the Middle East, and kindled the beginnings of democracy in Tunisia.
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In March 2013, Richard Lawson wrote about the presence of Disney stars in a comedic crime thriller.
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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