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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 July 2011, Alan Taylor published a photo essay about the Space Shuttle program.
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 May 2014, Uri Freedman wrote about why Thailand continues to have coups, unlike the rest of the world.
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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 February 2016, Robert O'Connell wrote about why the NBA loves and fears Curry.
In December 2014, Adrienne LaFrance wrote about how the way we see privacy will change over the next decade.
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