Today's copy of the Guardian newspaper has a nice article about the enduring popularity of Dungeons & Dragons. I couldn't find the article on their website so I slipped down the road to buy an actual, physical newspaper! (If you find a link please post it in the comments).
The article talks about the game's history, but mainly focuses on its modern-day success, Stranger Things and the upcoming D&D film. While the article doesn't contain any earth-shattering revelations it's a great read and I highly recommend it.
I particularly liked how the article talked about Dungeons & Dragons and diversity both in the game and in real life. In D&D, successful adventuring parties comprise a diverse group of characters; a group of all fighters, cleric or whatever is not going to be successful as a group with a wide mix of abilities. For me, this is just another positive of role-playing games. They teach us so much--problem solving, maths, creative thinking, history, social skills and more. It turns out, they can also teach us about diversity.
Truly, role-playing games are an excellent hobby.