Magazine | Smithsonian feed for MagazineenTue, 15 Aug 2017 12:00:37 +0000The "Quaker Comet" Was the Greatest Abolitionist You've Never Heard Of by historians, Benjamin Lay was one of the nation's first radicals to argue for an end to slaveryTue, 15 Aug 2017 12:00:37 +0000A Newly Discovered Diary Tells the Harrowing Story of the Deadly Halifax Explosion the eve of the disaster’s centennial, a sailor’s 1917 journal details a rare eyewitness account of the massive harbor blastFri, 14 Jul 2017 17:01:27 +0000The Cuban Government Brought New Life to Hollywood Movies With These Vivid Posters The U.S. embargo didn’t keep Cubans from watching movies they lovedThu, 29 Jun 2017 15:41:21 +0000Discussion from our readersThu, 29 Jun 2017 15:00:00 +0000Do Other Animals Have Baby Teeth and More Questions From Our Readers asked, we answeredThu, 29 Jun 2017 15:00:00 +0000A Pittsburgh Church Holds the Greatest Collection of Relics Outside of the Vatican Behold the treasures of this tiny neighborhood churchThu, 29 Jun 2017 15:00:00 +0000A Legendary Photographer Visits an Isolated Christian Community in Ethiopia in the mountains of eastern Africa, an ancient way of life continues apaceThu, 29 Jun 2017 15:00:00 +0000Explore the Timeless World of Vodou, Deep Within the Caves of Haiti Photographer Troi Anderson captures the religion that has been misunderstood for centuriesThu, 29 Jun 2017 15:00:00 +0000Portraits of Faith In a world changing faster than ever, the enduring appeal of religious tradition shines in these photographsThu, 29 Jun 2017 15:00:00 +0000Step Right Up! See the Reinvention of the Great American Circus! Ringling Bros. packs up its tent for good, all sorts of newfangled spectacles have sprung up to take its placeWed, 28 Jun 2017 15:00:00 +0000Racing the Storm: The Story of the Mobile Bay Sailing Disaster hurricane-force winds suddenly struck the Bay, they swept more than 100 boaters into one of the worst sailing disasters in modern American historyTue, 27 Jun 2017 15:58:37 +0000Will the Public Ever Get to See the "Dueling Dinosaurs"?’s most spectacular fossil, found by a plucky Montana rancher, is locked up in a secret storage room. Why?Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:26:18 +0000Which Books Do Americans Take on Vacation? city-by-city breakdown uncovered some surprisesTue, 27 Jun 2017 15:00:00 +0000What Makes Salt Water Taffy the Perfect Summer Candy? first families of the sugary treat stir up another season of making history by the bite Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:00:00 +0000How (and Where) Did Hannibal Cross the Alps? He pulled off one of the greatest military feats ever. Now new scientific evidence points to Hannibal's legendary route to RomeTue, 27 Jun 2017 15:00:00 +0000From Ptolemy to GPS, the Brief History of Maps We now have the whole world in our hands, but how did we get here?Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:00:00 +0000How GPS Learns to Speak Your Language peek into that voice that tells you when and where to turn Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:00:00 +0000The Army Veteran Who Became the First to Hike the Entire Appalachian Trail journal and hiking boots are in the Smithsonian's National Museum of American HistoryMon, 26 Jun 2017 15:00:00 +0000What Happened to America's Public Intellectuals? Our nation has always depended on these heavyweights to guide us, but are they still with us, and if so, who are they?Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:00:00 +0000