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In February 2012, Hampton Stevens wrote about what The Simpsons had left to say after airing its 500th episode.
The year you were born, Arianna Huffington wrote about the life and legacy of artist Pablo Picasso.
In November 2002, James Fallows wrote a comprehensive retrospective of Iraq history.
Donnie Darko was released in 2001.
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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 2015, Spencer Kornhaber wrote about how the show changed the music industry over time.
In October 2013, Alexander Abad-Santos wrote about the superstitions of air travelers.
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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 January 2016, Specer Kornhaber wrote about Rihanna's single "Work."
In December 2014, Adrienne LaFrance wrote about how the way we see privacy will change over the next decade.
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