In October 2012, Megan Garber wrote about the CD player turning 30 years old.
In November 2002, James Fallows wrote about how the war in Iraq would require an occupation unlike what occurred in previous American wars.
The year you were born, James Fallows wrote about the economic, demographic, and social effects of U.S. immigration.
The Craft was released in 1996.
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In February 2015, Christopher Orr wrote a review of the disastrous film Jupiter Ascending, which starred Mila Kunis.
In December 2011, Jim Tankersley wrote about how the euro's failure could cause another American recession.
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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 November 2001, Michael Kelly offered retrospective on the first war of the 21st century.
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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.
But it's possible to prevent that. In May 2016, Ed Yong wrote about the recommended steps to avert a post-antibiotic apocalypse.
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