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In November 2015, David Sims wrote about the return of Star Trek to television.
The year you were born, Mark Harris wrote about the hippie culture that flourished on San Francisco's famous Haight Street.
In November 2011, Maria Popova wrote about iconic images, including the famous portrait of Che Guevara.
Fame was released in 1980.
In July 2011, Alan Taylor wrote a comprehensive piece on the three decades of Atlantis Space Shuttle missions.
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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 July 2010, Tony Lee wrote about the strong marriage depicted by Britton and Kyle Chandler in Friday Night Lights.
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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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