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In March 2016, Tim Hanley wrote about what happened when DC Comics gave Lois Lane, Superman's perennial love interest, her own comic spinoff.
In October 2016, Larry Diamond wrote about problems with democracy in the U.S. and the world.
The year you were born, S. Foster Damon wrote about how Boston became one of America's most prominent cities.
In July 2015, Leon Wieseltier wrote about President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran in light of the long, fraught history of relationships between the two nations.
In November 2010, Cailey Hall wrote about the legacy and remastering of The Sound of Music.
Over the years, the moon landing has come to be lauded as the pinnacle of human achievement, although it was often derided at the time. In 1963, NASA astronauts took to The Atlantic to plead the case for landing on the moon.
In February 2000, James Fallows wrote about the time he spent at the company the previous year, designing an updated release of Microsoft Word.
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With NASA's Cassini-Huygens mission in 2005, humans landed a probe in the outer reaches of the solar system for the first time, a moment Ross Andersen called the most glorious mission in the history of planetary science.
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