In September 2015, Megan Garber wrote about the professional genius and personal failings of Apple founder Steve Jobs, and a new documentary that considered his mixed legacy.
The year you were born, Elizabeth and James Vorenberg wrote about the prevailing approach to prostitution in American cities, and how it differed from more permissive policies in Europe and rural Nevada.
In March 2013, Megan Garber wrote about the mannequin first used to test the effects of space on a human being.
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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.
Pump Up the Volume was released in 1990.
In April 2012, David Rohde wrote about political changes and their effect on the progress and then stall of the post-genocidal healing process in Bosnia.
In July 2016, David Sims described the path from Pokémon Red and Blue to Pokémon Go.
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People across the world rediscovered the power and peril of revolutions, as Laura Kasinof found in Yemen.
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In November 2015, Lenika Cruz wrote about Scandal's graceful and unremarkable treatment of abortion.
In December 2014, Adrienne LaFrance wrote about how the way we see privacy will change over the next decade.
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