Arts & Culture | Smithsonianhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/arts-culture/RSS feed for Arts & CultureenThu, 24 May 2018 14:33:16 +0000Amelia Bloomer Didn’t Mean to Start a Fashion Revolution, But Her Name Became Synonymous With Trousershttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/amelia-bloomer-didnt-mean-start-fashion-revolution-her-name-became-synonymous-trousers-180969164/In the 1850s, women’s rights activists briefly adopted a new style in an effort to liberate themselves from heavy dressesThu, 24 May 2018 14:33:16 +0000What Is the Future of Fire?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/future-fire-qa-180969005/Geologist Andrew C. Scott reconstructs the sites of past blazes to look at our relationship with this elusive elementThu, 24 May 2018 14:00:00 +0000When Paper Clothing Was the Perfect Fithttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/when-paper-clothing-was-perfect-fit-180969159/A war-weary world needed a new wardrobe, and this cheap, washable attire seemed to rise to the occasionThu, 24 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000Are These Baked Mushroom Sandals the Future of Fashion?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/are-baked-mushroom-shoes-future-fashion-180969152/As sustainable fashion goes mainstream, multiple designers are turning to fungi for compostable attireWed, 23 May 2018 16:39:15 +0000The Lost Maidens of Berlinhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/lost-maidens-berlin-180969006/A decades-long quest for one of the most intriguing artworks looted by the Nazis leads to the courtyard of a posh hotel in the German countrysideWed, 23 May 2018 14:00:00 +0000Get Schooled on the History of Where 'Grease' Was Really Filmedhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/get-schooled-history-where-grease-really-filmed-180969001/Tell me about it, studWed, 23 May 2018 14:00:00 +0000Hamilton's David Korins Explains What Makes the Smash Hit's Design So Versatilehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/hamiltons-david-korins-explains-what-makes-smash-hit-design-so-versitle-180969135/The renowned designer dishes about the new Hamilton exhibition, precision and metaphor on stage and how the turntables almost didn’t happenWed, 23 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000Your Next Favorite European Wine Region Isn’t in France, Italy or Spainhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/your-next-favorite-european-wine-region-isnt-france-italy-or-spain-180969132/The wine in this country is so good, they don’t want to export it — keeping 98% for themselvesTue, 22 May 2018 20:35:14 +0000The Lionfish Have Invaded, But a Ragtag Army of Divers and Chefs Are Fighting Backhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/lionfish-invaded-army-divers-chefs-fighting-back-180968999/Those waging the war against this devastating wave of the venomous species have taken on an "eat 'em to beat 'em" approachTue, 22 May 2018 15:00:00 +0000A New Exhibit Gives Charles White's Art and Activism the Attention They Deservehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/new-exhibit-gives-charles-whites-art-activism-attention-they-deserve-180969007/A century after his birth, an overlooked figure in the Black Renaissance is on the rise againTue, 22 May 2018 14:00:00 +0000First Major Swahili Coast Art Show Reveals a Diverse World of Cultural Exchange and Influence https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/first-major-swahili-coast-art-show-reveals-diverse-world-cultural-exchange-and-influence-180969136/At the Smithsonian’s African Art Museum, international influences commingle to create a farrago of artisanal splendors Tue, 22 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000The East Coast May Be On the Brink of a Hop Renaissancehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/east-coast-may-be-on-brink-hop-renaissance-180969129/Can a farmer and a brewer come together to bring hops back to the eastern United States?Mon, 21 May 2018 16:14:39 +0000Mister Rogers Pioneered Speaking to Kids About Gun Violencehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/mister-rogers-pioneered-speaking-kids-about-gun-violence-180969002/We need the children's television icon now more than everMon, 21 May 2018 14:00:00 +0000The Factory That Oreos Builthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/factory-oreos-built-180969121/A new owner for the New York City landmark offers a tasty opportunity to recap a crème-filled historyMon, 21 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000Why Photographing Pandas Is More Challenging Than You Might Thinkhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/why-photographing-pandas-more-challenging-you-might-think-180969108/Photojournalist Ami Vitale describes her years of work capturing the lovable furballsMon, 21 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000A Brief History of America’s Obsession With Sneakershttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/brief-history-americas-obsession-sneakers-180969116/Invented for athletics, sneakers eventually became status symbols and an integral part of street styleFri, 18 May 2018 15:16:53 +0000Famed for “Immortal” Cells, Henrietta Lacks is Immortalized in Portraiturehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/famed-immortal-cells-henrietta-lacks-immortalized-portraiture-180969085/Lacks's cells gave rise to medical miracles, but ethical questions of propriety and ownership continue to swirlTue, 15 May 2018 18:46:52 +0000Keeping Feathers Off Hats–And On Birdshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/migratory-bird-act-anniversary-keeping-feathers-off-hats-180969077/A new exhibit examines the fashion that lead to the passage, 100 years ago, of the Migratory Bird Act TreatyTue, 15 May 2018 14:25:02 +0000How the Writers of “Timeless” Mined History for its Riveting Second Seasonhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/how-writers-timeless-mined-history-its-riveting-second-season-180969070/In an exclusive interview, show co-creator Shawn Ryan chats about moving beyond the stories of 'powerful white men' to tell new stories about the pastMon, 14 May 2018 14:56:41 +0000Pilot, Thinker, Soldier, Spy: The Epic "Timeless" Season Finale Twoferhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/pilot-thinker-soldier-spy-epic-timeless-season-finale-twofer-180969066/The heroes help Harriet Tubman raid the Confederacy before leaving their heart in San FranciscoMon, 14 May 2018 03:14:30 +0000One of These Five Innovative Memorials Will Soon Honor Native American Veteranshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/one-these-five-innovative-memorials-will-soon-honor-native-american-veterans-180969060/Detailed concept art is now on display at the National Museum of the American Indian pending a final decision on which design will be implementedFri, 11 May 2018 18:50:37 +0000In Its Heyday, Mad Magazine Was a Lot More Than Silly Jokeshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/heyday-mad-magazine-lot-more-than-silly-jokes-180969055/The publication taught its readers how to be healthy skeptics—a lesson that media consumers need more today than everFri, 11 May 2018 15:06:43 +0000The Surprisingly Intolerant History of Milkhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/surprisingly-intolerant-history-milk-180969056/A new book provides an udderly fascinating chronicle of the controversial drinkFri, 11 May 2018 14:59:38 +0000This Photographer Spent 46 Years Documenting the Vanishing World of Vermont's Remote Northeast Kingdomhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/frozen-time-180968841/ Thu, 10 May 2018 19:04:09 +0000What Happens When Art History Gets Refiguredhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/what-happens-when-history-gets-refigured-180969041/A museum in Seattle shows the incredible power of subverting the traditional course of representationWed, 09 May 2018 19:18:13 +0000Marc Anthony Garners the Big Win in the Portrait Gallery's People's Choice Awardhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/marc-anthony-wins-national-portrait-gallerys-peoples-choice-contest-180969015/A portrait of salsa music's all-time top-selling artist is on display on the museum's "Recognize" wallWed, 09 May 2018 17:52:27 +0000The Literary Salon That Made Ayn Rand Famoushttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/literary-salon-made-ayn-rand-famous-180969025/Seventy-five years after the publishing of ‘The Fountainhead’, a look back at the public intellectuals who disseminated her Objectivist philosophyTue, 08 May 2018 17:49:56 +0000Designing "Adaptive Clothing" For Those With Special Needshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/designing-adaptive-clothing-for-those-with-special-needs-180968976/Companies are releasing new inclusive lines that solve some of the dressing challenges that people with physical and mental disabilities faceTue, 08 May 2018 16:08:50 +0000How Darwin’s Theory of Evolution Evolvedhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-darwins-theory-evolution-evolved-180968981/A new Smithsonian Book highlights firsthand accounts, diaries, letters and notebooks from aboard the <i>HMS Beagle</i>Mon, 07 May 2018 18:37:55 +0000How "Young Adult" Fiction Blossomed With Teenage Culture in Americahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/how-young-adult-fiction-blossomed-with-teenage-culture-in-america-180968967/In the '60s and '70s, books like <em>The Outsiders</em> and <em>The Chocolate War</em> told stories that dealt with complex emotions and social realitiesMon, 07 May 2018 13:40:29 +0000Who Shot the Sheriff? ‘Timeless’ Season 2, Episode 8, Recappedhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/who-shot-sherriff-timeless-season-2-episode-8-recapped-180968970/The Time Team travels to D.C. to prevent a presidential assassination, but instead runs into a new old friendMon, 07 May 2018 02:00:00 +0000How the 'Infinity War' Directors' Childhood Gave Them the Guts to Pull Off That Endinghttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-infinity-war-directors-childhood-gave-them-guts-pull-ending-180968966/Marvel comes to D.C. to delve into Avengers spoilers and make a Smithsonian donationFri, 04 May 2018 16:11:45 +0000Artificial Intelligence Could Help Generate the Next Big Fashion Trendshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/artificial-intelligence-could-help-generate-next-big-fashion-trends-180968952/With a tool called Cognitive Prints, designers will be able to riff off of past styles and incorporate outside inspiration like never beforeThu, 03 May 2018 16:42:34 +0000Zora Neale Hurston's 'Barracoon' Tells the Story of the Slave Trade's Last Survivorhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/zora-neale-hurston-barracoon-last-survivor-slave-trade-180968944/Published eight decades after it was written, the new book offers a first-hand account of a Middle Passage journeyWed, 02 May 2018 17:13:53 +0000How African Female Ex-Slaves Became Agooji Warriorshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/how-african-female-ex-slaves-became-agooji-w/During the 17th century, the Agooji were a battle-hardened, all-female warrior force that held a special place within the African kingdom of DahomeyWed, 02 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000The Story Behind Rube Goldberg’s Complicated Contraptionshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/story-behind-rube-goldbergs-complicated-contraptions-180968928/In his time he was a world-famous cartoonist, but today he’s best known for these wacky inventionsTue, 01 May 2018 15:25:19 +0000Future of Arthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/future-art-180968660/A new generation of artists is merging innovation with tradition to tell the important stories of our timeMon, 30 Apr 2018 17:08:40 +0000An Elementary Lesson in Women’s Suffrage: “Timeless” Season 2, Episode 7, Recappedhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/elementary-lesson-womens-suffrage-timeless-season-2-episode-7-recapped-180968915/The Time Team, aided by the real-life 'Mrs. Sherlock Holmes,' travels to 1919 this week to save the 19th amendmentMon, 30 Apr 2018 03:00:00 +0000This New Virtual Reality Experience Drops You In Hiroshima Right After It's Been Bombedhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/new-virtual-reality-experience-drops-you-hiroshima-right-after-its-been-bombed-180968903/When creators tread the line between empathy and trauma carefully, immersive technology can be a powerful tool for educating the public about historyFri, 27 Apr 2018 13:42:18 +0000The Smithsonian Is Using a Swahili-Speaking Robot to Break Down Language Barriershttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/pepper-swahili-speaking-robot-breaks-down-language-barriers-african-art-exhibit-180968902/Pepper the Robot's vocabulary lessons help visitors understand the great influence of southeast African art on global cultureThu, 26 Apr 2018 17:54:21 +0000This African Warrior Ceremony Was Highly Intimidatinghttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/this-african-warrior-ceremony-was-highly-int/When France sent ambassador Jean-Marie Bayol to Dahomey to secure a deal for the kingdom's rich natural resources, he was greeted by an elite forceWed, 25 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0000How Poetry and Math Intersecthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-poetry-and-math-intersect-180968869/Both require economy and precision—and each perspective can enhance the otherTue, 24 Apr 2018 13:42:48 +0000A Window into the World of Diane Arbushttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/window-world-diane-arbus-180968861/Photographs from the portfolio, “A box of ten,” reveal some of the photographer's secretsTue, 24 Apr 2018 13:00:00 +0000Just Like Faces, Buildings Have Features That Algorithms Can Recognizehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/just-like-faces-buildings-have-features-that-algorithms-can-recognize-180968859/An art historian explains how he uses 'facial recognition' to unlock architectural secretsTue, 24 Apr 2018 13:00:00 +0000These Two Brothers Are Helping Keep Armenia's Stone Carving Tradition Alivehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/armenian-stone-carving-spotlight-ghazaryan-brothers-180968868/ Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:20:03 +0000Modern Takes on 80s Artwork Hit Washington D.C. Streetshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/modern-takes-80s-artwork-hit-washington-dc-streets-180968866/The Hirshhorn Museum's public art project 'Brand New SW' reflects a resurgence of retro aesthetics in contemporary artMon, 23 Apr 2018 13:00:00 +0000When Don the Talking Dog Took the Nation by Stormhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/when-don-talking-dog-took-nation-storm-180968867/Although he 'spoke' German, the vaudevillian canine captured the heart of the nationMon, 23 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0000Somebody’s Got a Case of the Blues: Timeless Season 2, Episode 6, Recappedhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/somebodys-got-case-blues-timeless-season-2-episode-6-recapped-180968860/The time team's humming a new tune after a run-in with one of the most influential men in American music historyMon, 23 Apr 2018 03:00:00 +0000How Charles Dickens Imagined a Westworld-like Robot Theme Park Back In 1838https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/how-charles-dickens-imagined-westword-like-robot-theme-park-back-in-1838-180968853/The writer's dystopia, populated by 'automaton figures,' was surprisingly modernFri, 20 Apr 2018 19:41:43 +0000Ten Rarely Seen Springsteen Photographs That Capture the Exhilarating Power of The Boss https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/ten-rarely-seen-springsteen-photographs-that-capture-exhilarating-power-the-boss-180968816/A new book reveals the work of David Gahr, who documented the music legend as he rose to worldwide fameFri, 20 Apr 2018 16:22:42 +0000Artist Kumi Yamashita Creates an Amazing Human Figure Out of Shadowhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/artist-kumi-yamashita-amazing-human-figure-shadow-180968743/Coming soon to the National Portrait Gallery, an old art form gets reinventedThu, 19 Apr 2018 19:15:54 +0000Why Are We Always Searching For "A Quiet Place?"https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/why-are-we-always-searching-for-quiet-place-180968840/Perhaps the real monster is not noise, but instead our own intolerance of unwanted soundsThu, 19 Apr 2018 16:51:07 +0000This Stunning Memorial to Britain's WWI Soldiers Makes Its Final Appearancehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/stunning-sculpture-has-transformed-uk-countryside-180968803/The wave of brilliant red flowers marks the end of a centennial of commemorations of the Great WarThu, 19 Apr 2018 16:43:27 +0000What Makes the Advice Column Uniquely Americanhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/advice-columns-shaped-americans-180968820/In a new book, author Jessica Weisberg dives into the fascinating history of the advice industryWed, 18 Apr 2018 17:43:11 +0000The Man Who Saved Havanahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/man-who-saved-havana-180968735/As its greatest old buildings were falling down, a fearless historian named Eusebio Leal remade the city into a stunning world destinationWed, 18 Apr 2018 16:06:06 +0000A Curator's College Find Is Revisited in the New PBS Showcase ‘Civilizations'https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-college-find-led-civilizations-showcase-180968800/Debra Diamond's story, says the show's producer, exemplifies the 'joy of discovery' in a whole new wayTue, 17 Apr 2018 13:00:00 +0000Meet the Nomad Girl Who Hunts With a Golden Eaglehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/meet-the-nomad-girl-who-hunts-with-a-golden/Aisholpan Nurgaiv is a Kazakh girl trained by her father from childhood to be an eagle huntress and is the star of the award-winning documentaryTue, 17 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0000JFK’s Excellent Adventure: “Timeless,” Season 2, Episode 5 Recappedhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/jfks-excellent-adventure-timeless-season-2-episode-5-recapped-180968807/We learn a lot about the once and future President, and he learns way too much about himself, in a tense twist with the past coming to the presentMon, 16 Apr 2018 17:28:01 +0000How British Gun Manufacturers Changed the Industrial World Lock, Stock and Barrelhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/century-warfare-launched-britains-industrial-revolution-and-created-enormous-market-guns-180968774/In ‘Empire of Guns,’ historian Priya Satia explores the microcosm of firearm manufacturing through an unlikely subject—a Quaker familyThu, 12 Apr 2018 14:18:24 +0000Ads for E-Cigarettes Today Hearken Back to the Banned Tricks of Big Tobaccohttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/electronic-cigarettes-millennial-appeal-ushers-next-generation-nicotine-addicts-180968747/A new 'Joe Camel'-esque phenomenon may be igniting as the new fad takes a 21st-century page out of an old playbookWed, 11 Apr 2018 14:37:39 +0000The First Novel for Children Taught Girls the Power of Readinghttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/first-novel-children-taught-girls-power-reading-180968765/Nearly three centuries before heroines like Katniss and Meg Murray, Sarah Fielding published a book on the values of female education Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:16:55 +0000Exclusive: Watch a Dynamic Reinterpretation of Joan Baez's "Civil War"https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/dynamic-and-immersive-interpretation-joan-baezs-civil-war-180968731/Part of a visual album accompanying the folk icon's new release, this choreographed performance takes a lyrical look at the American conflictTue, 10 Apr 2018 14:06:59 +0000How This Globetrotting Artist Redefines Home and Hearth https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-globetrotting-artist-redefines-home-and-hearth-180968711/An ethereal 3D installation by the Korean-born Do Ho Suh combines places the artist has lived in the pastMon, 09 Apr 2018 13:00:00 +0000Welcome to Salem, Witches: "Timeless" Season 2, Episode 4, Recappedhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/welcome-salem-witches-timeless-season-2-episode-4-recapped-180968713/Rescuing a very important American figure takes just a little tweaking of the historical recordMon, 09 Apr 2018 03:00:00 +0000Why Scientists Are Starting to Care About Cultures That Talk to Whaleshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science/talking-to-whales-180968698/Arctic people have been communicating with cetaceans for centuries. The rest of the world is finally listening inFri, 06 Apr 2018 16:04:21 +0000Tales of the Doomed Franklin Expedition Long Ignored the Inuit Side, But "The Terror" Flips the Scripthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/heres-how-amc-producers-worked-inuit-fictionalized-franklin-expedition-show-180968643/The new AMC television show succeeds in being inclusive of indigenous cultureFri, 06 Apr 2018 14:48:51 +0000These Contest-Winning 'Fairy Tales' Might Be Bleak, But They Are Topicalhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/these-contest-winning-fairy-tales-might-be-bleak-but-they-are-topical-180968702/Blank Space's fifth-annual competition plays with everything from fake news to gravityFri, 06 Apr 2018 14:39:56 +0000Step Inside the Transcendent Bedroom of 2001: A Space Odysseyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.comhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/bedroom-end-universe-1-180968677/The National Air and Space Museum commemorates the 50th anniversary of a modern sci-fi stapleThu, 05 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0000Wes Anderson’s Fastidious Whimsy Has Delighted Moviegoers for Decadeshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/wes-andersons-fastidious-whimsy-has-delighted-moviegoers-decades-180968691/A Smithsonian retrospective breathes fresh life into Anderson’s kaleidoscopic filmographyWed, 04 Apr 2018 19:52:54 +0000Writing in the Public Eye, These Women Brought the 20th Century Into Focushttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/female-critics-cutting-edge-180968681/Michelle Dean’s new book looks at the intellects who cut through the male-dominated public conversationWed, 04 Apr 2018 17:37:25 +0000Two Artists in Search of Missing Historyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/two-artists-search-missing-history-180968651/A new exhibition makes a powerful statement about the oversights of American history and America’s art historyWed, 04 Apr 2018 13:00:00 +0000The Beloved Classic Novel “The Little Prince” Turns 75 Years Oldhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/beloved-classic-novel-little-prince-turns-75-years-old-180968662/Written in wartime New York City, the children’s book brings out the small explorer in everyoneTue, 03 Apr 2018 14:24:56 +0000Why the True Story of “Chappaquiddick” Is Impossible to Tellhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/why-true-story-chappaquiddick-impossible-tell-180968638/In 1969, Senator Ted Kennedy careened a car off a bridge, killing passenger Mary Jo Kopechne, but the story of the night’s events remain muddled todayMon, 02 Apr 2018 14:41:19 +0000Yerevan's Mirzoyan Library Combines Cutting Edge Photography with Hypnotic Beatshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/yerevans-mirzoyan-library-combines-cutting-edge-photography-hypnotic-beats-180968646/ Fri, 30 Mar 2018 19:41:59 +0000How One Museum Curator Is Bringing Burning Man Out of the Desert https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-one-museum-curator-bringing-burning-man-out-desert-180968614/The outré scene of unrestrained revelry and cutting-edge art in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert comes to the Renwick Gallery Fri, 30 Mar 2018 15:27:14 +0000How Should We Archive the Soundtrack to 1970s Feminism?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/how-should-we-archive-soundtrack-1970s-feminism-180968637/It's time to talk about the lasting legacy of Olivia Records, a leading voice of the women's music movement, whose history is ready to come out of storageFri, 30 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000How a $10 Billion Experimental City Nearly Got Built in Rural Minnesotahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/how-10-billion-experimental-city-nearly-got-built-rural-minnesota-180968617/A new documentary explores the “city of the future” that was meant to provide a blueprint for urban centers across AmericaThu, 29 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000Why “The Americans” Is Taking a Big Leap Forward to 1987https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/why-americans-taking-big-leap-forward-1987-180968624/The beginning of the end of the Soviet Union provides great drama for the show’s final seasonWed, 28 Mar 2018 19:38:08 +0000If Humans Want To Colonize Other Planets, We Need To Perfect Space Cuisinehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/if-humans-want-to-colonize-other-planets-we-need-to-perfect-space-cuisine-180968611/At this year's Future Con, researchers will describe a future of food in space that is anything but blandWed, 28 Mar 2018 15:34:42 +0000 When Genetics and Linguistics Challenge the Winners’ Version of Historyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/when-genetics-and-linguistics-challenge-winners-version-history-180968607/New research shows that indigenous Peruvians were more resilient than the conquering Inca gave them credit forTue, 27 Mar 2018 18:37:45 +0000These Signature Artifacts Embody the Giving Spirt of Artist-Philanthropistshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/these-signature-artifacts-embody-giving-spirit-artist-philanthropists-180968594/From Misty Copeland to Lin-Manuel Miranda, a new Smithsonian display spotlights creators who have shaped communitiesTue, 27 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000How Children's Books Reveal Our Evolving Relationship With Whaleshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/childrens-books-reveal-evolving-relationship-whales-180968593/Storybooks feature a fair amount of factual errors—and those errors can be revealingTue, 27 Mar 2018 12:30:00 +0000The True Story of “Trust,” Yet Another Interpretation of the Getty Kidnappinghttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/true-story-trust-yet-another-interpretation-getty-kidnapping-180968585/Writers of the FX program have a much different spin than the recent movie on the same subject matterTue, 27 Mar 2018 12:21:14 +0000How the Technicolor Ikat Designs of Central Asia Thread Into Textile Historyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-technicolor-ikat-designs-central-asia-thread-textile-history-180968591/A new Smithsonian exhibition sheds light on the rich backstory of an oft-imitated traditionMon, 26 Mar 2018 19:35:30 +0000