In November 2010, Cailey Hall wrote about the magic that makes the movie resonate decades after its release.
In December 2013, Alan Taylor published a photo retrospective of the life of anti-Apartheid revolutionary Nelson Mandela.
The year you were born, Mervyn Cadwallader wrote about the mores and mishaps that increasingly afflicted love and marriage among young Americans.
Rock 'n' Roll High School was released in 1979.
In July 2011, Alan Taylor put together a visual history of the space program.
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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 February 2015, Julie Beck wrote about what is lost when websites change or disappear.
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In August 2014, Olga Khazan wrote about a study debunking popular theories about facial symmetry.
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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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