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In February 2012, Hampton Stevens wrote about what The Simpsons had left to say after airing its 500th episode.
The year you were born, Arianna Huffington wrote about the life and legacy of artist Pablo Picasso.
In July 2014, Shirley Li wrote about George W. Bush's upcoming biography of his father, George H.W. Bush.
Donnie Darko was released in 2001.
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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 May 2015, Spencer Kornhaber wrote about how the show changed the music industry over time.
On April 21, 2014, John Metcalfe of The Atlantic Cities provided a geologic map of earthquakes across the world since 1900.
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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 February 2016, Robert O'Connell wrote about why the NBA loves and fears Curry.
In August 2015, Alakananda Mookerjee wrote about what new Mars colonists would be able to eat—and how they'd grow it.
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