Smithsonian Magazine: September 2006
Our intrepid reporter gets up close and personal with New Guinea natives who say they still eat their fellow tribesmen.
By Paul Raffaele
While skeptics continue to question the authorship of his plays, a new exhibition raises doubts about the authenticity of his portraits.
By Doug Stewart
One man's quest to track down every copy on the planet.
By Paul Collins
Mountain lions are thought to be multiplying in the West and heading east. Can we learn to live with these beautiful, elusive creatures?
By Steve Kemper
Mummy dearest? Recent scholarship is changing thinking about female pharaoh Hatshepsut, whom Egyptologists once called "the vilest type of usurper."
By Elizabeth B. Wilson
Is global warming to blame for the intensity of recent Atlantic hurricanes? While experts debate that question, they agree that more devastating tempests are headed our way.
By J. Madeleine Nash
New York's breathtaking Finger Lakes district has influenced historical figures from Mark Twain to Harriet Tubman
By Jonathan Kandell
Pete Hamill, author of "Downtown: My Manhattan," discusses what makes New York home.
By Courtney Jordan
Lorenzo Da Ponte was a hit in Europe: a courtier, a cad, the librettist for Mozart's finest operas. But the New World truly tested his creative powers.
By Christopher Porterfield
Because of a Lewis Hine photograph, Addie Card became the poster child of child labor. But what became of Addie Card?
By Elizabeth Winthrop
My Kind of Town
Tourists flock to the World Trade Center site, but for New Yorkers, 9/11 is history.
By Pete Hamill
From the Secretary
This month, pandas and other exotic creatures go on view at the National Zoo's new Asia Trail.
By Lawrence M. Small
On March 3, 2005, after 67 hours aboard his Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer, he became the first person to fly alone around the world nonstop.
By Katy June-Friesen
The Tao of Tea, Beyond Pottery and Something in the Air
By Smithsonian magazine
From the Editor
Time often shapes perceptions.
By Carey Winfrey
Her new book says our views of Africa are outdated.
By Amy Crawford
An Australian conservation group uses Hubble space telescope software to identify animals by their markings
By Amanda Bensen, Kenneth R. Fletcher, T.A. Frail, Karen Larkins and Sarah Zielinski
This Month in History
Momentous or merely memorable.
By Chai Woodham
The Last Page
Even IRS auditors will tremble in my presence.
By Bruce McCall