Smithsonian Magazine: June 2003
As archaeologists worldwide help recover looted artifacts, they worry for the safety of the great sites of early civilization.
By Andrew Lawler
Elephant researchers believe they can boost captive-animal reproduction rates and reverse a potential population crash in zoos.
By Kara Platoni
Four centuries after her death, Good Queen Bess still draws crowds. A regal rash of exhibitions and books examines her life anew.
By Doug Stewart
Architects and preservationists have turned a gaudy strip of New Jersey shore into a monument to mid-century architecture. But can they keep the bulldozers at bay?
By Doug Stewart
Research suggests the so-called brutes fashioned tools, buried their dead, maybe cared for the sick and even conversed. But why, if they were so smart, did they disappear?
By Joe Alper
In his noir satires, novelist and eco-warrior Carl Hiaasen ravages those who dare to desecrate.
By Linton Weeks
In 1899, railroad magnate Edward Harriman invited some of the most preeminent scientists in America to join him on a working cruise to Alaska, then largely unexplored. More than a century later, the nation still has reasons to be grateful.
By Ken Chowder
A new exhibition showcases the German photographer's eye for art
By Terence Monmaney
Phenomena & Curiosities
Researchers' efforts to clone the vanished Tasmanian tiger highlight the quandary of reviving long-gone creatures
By Luba Vangelova
The Object at Hand
White House diva Helen Thomas has grilled every president since JFK
By Victoria Dawson
Points of Interest
Senate staffers come across a historic treasure in a dusty storage room
By Philip Kopper
MaVynee Betsch wants to memorialize a haven for African-Americans in the time of Jim Crow
By Russ Rymer
From the Secretary
Where do you put all those treasures?
By Lawrence M. Small
Announcing our first-ever photo contest
By Carey Winfrey
By Smithsonian magazine
The Last Page
It took Margaret Mead to understand the two nations separated by a common language
By Patrick Cooke