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In August 2011, Leah Carroll talked with MTV News anchor Kurt Loder on the network's 30th birthday.
The year you were born, George L. Kelling and James Q. Wilson wrote about the theory behind "broken windows" policing, and how the practice could make communities safer.
In February 2012, Joseph Vogel wrote a retrospective on Michael Jackson's musical legacy and reputation.
Clueless was released in 1995.
In December 2011, Jim Tankersley wrote about how the euro's failure could cause another American recession.
In the January/February 2015 issue, Charles Fishman provided an account of life aboard the station.
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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.
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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 August 2015, Madison Mainwaring wrote about the death of the American dance critic.
In December 2014, Adrienne LaFrance wrote about how the way we see privacy will change over the next decade.
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