Latest articles | Smithsonianhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/latest_articles/RSS feed for with the latest articlesenThu, 26 Oct 2017 15:21:04 +0000The True Story Behind Plymouth Rockhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/the-true-story-behind-plymouth-rock-639690/Curator Larry Bird weighs in on the significance of Plymouth Rock—and the two pieces in the Smithsonian collectionsTue, 22 Nov 2011 22:11:00 +0000This Ambitious Landmark Hip-Hop and Rap Anthology Was Successfully Fundedhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/funding-landmark-hip-hop-and-rap-anthology-was-community-effort-180965243/Smithsonian's nonprofit record label launched a Kickstarter for help and got itTue, 17 Oct 2017 13:22:52 +0000Beyond Chinua Achebe: Five Great African Authors You Should Read Right Nowhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/beyond-chinua-achebe-five-great-african-authors-you-should-read-right-now-9559116/Two curators from the African Art Museum recommend authors who have joined Achebe in shaping the world's understanding of the African experienceTue, 26 Mar 2013 17:04:45 +0000The True History of the Orient Expresshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/true-history-of-the-orient-express-149702768/Spies used it as a secret weapon. A president tumbled from it. Hitler wanted it destroyed. Just what made this train so intriguing?Thu, 01 Mar 2007 05:00:00 +0000A Brief History of the Haunted Househttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/history-haunted-house-180957008/How Walt Disney inspired the world's scariest Halloween traditionWed, 28 Oct 2015 12:55:05 +0000Eight Historical Archives That Will Spill New Secretshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/nine-historical-archives-that-will-spill-new-secrets-966931/Declassified records and journals to be released in coming decades will shed new light on pivotal 20th-century figures and eventsSun, 01 Aug 2010 03:00:00 +0000Good History Takes Time, So Be Patient With the New JFK Documentshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/assassination-sleuths-bewareitll-take-lot-time-and-research-make-sense-new-jfk-documents-180966973/There are unlikely to be any bombshells, and it’ll be months or years before historians can draw conclusions from the new filesThu, 26 Oct 2017 15:21:04 +0000The Best Places Around the World to See Bats (by the Millions)https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/best-places-around-world-see-bats-180953185/Bat tourism might sound creepy, but it may be the best way to help bat conservation around the worldFri, 31 Oct 2014 10:00:00 +0000Here’s What It Takes to Turn a Museum into a Movie Screenhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/heres-what-it-takes-turn-museum-movie-screen-180964931/To mark the reopening of the Freer Gallery, the façade of the newly renovated museum made its cinematic debutTue, 19 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000Did Vikings Bury Their Dead in Clothing Bearing the Arabic Word for "Allah"?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/these-vikings-buried-their-dead-clothing-bearing-arabic-word-allah-180965262/While contact between Vikings and Muslim cultures is well documented, the interpretation of the 10th-century burial cloth has been called into questionFri, 13 Oct 2017 18:29:14 +0000