In November 2010, Cailey Hall wrote about the magic that makes the movie resonate decades after its release.
The year you were born, Mervyn Cadwallader wrote about the mores and mishaps that increasingly afflicted love and marriage among young Americans.
In April 2015, Elisabeth Rosen wrote about how the North Vietnamese perceive the Vietnam War 40 years later.
Rock 'n' Roll High School was released in 1979.
In January 1987, William Schneider wrote about how the transformation of American politics in the 1960s and '70s brought Reagan to power, and how they would shape the approaching race to replace him.
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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 April 2015, David Sims wrote about the use of nostalgia in Abrams's films.
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People across the world rediscovered the power and peril of revolutions, as Laura Kasinof found in Yemen.
In December 2014, Adrienne LaFrance wrote about how the way we see privacy will change over the next decade.
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