Latest articles | Smithsonian Magazinehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/latest_articles/RSS feed for with the latest articlesenWed, 07 Apr 2021 20:32:31 +0000In Ponzi We Trusthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/in-ponzi-we-trust-64016168/Borrowing from Peter to pay Paul is a scheme made famous by Charles Ponzi. Who was this crook whose name graces this scam?Tue, 01 Dec 1998 05:00:00 +0000Activist Group Will Return Stolen Confederate Monument—After Converting It Into a Toilethttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/group-just-took-confederate-monument-confederate-cemeteryand-theyre-threatening-turn-it-toilet-180977441/"White Lies Matter" had pledged to deliver the stone chair intact if the United Daughters of the Confederacy displayed a specific bannerWed, 07 Apr 2021 20:32:31 +0000Watch 150 Years of Asian American History Unfold in This Documentaryhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/watch-powerful-documentary-asian-american-history-180974864/The five-part PBS series chronicles the community's story through archival footage, interviewsWed, 13 May 2020 19:29:01 +0000Entirely Digital Artwork Sells for Record-Breaking $69 Millionhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/entirely-digital-artwork-just-sold-major-auction-first-time-180977039/The sale marks the third-highest auction price achieved by a living artistThu, 18 Feb 2021 12:30:00 +0000Virtually Celebrate Peak Bloom With Ten Fun Facts About Cherry Blossomshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/celebrate-peak-bloom-ten-fun-facts-about-cherry-blossoms-180974330/This year's National Cherry Blossom Festival will feature a mix of in-person and online eventsWed, 04 Mar 2020 16:21:37 +0000One of the Last Privately Owned Botticelli Portraits Just Sold for $92 Millionhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/rare-botticelli-portrait-could-sell-over-80-million-180975908/The 15th-century painting, which went up for auction at Sotheby's Thursday, depicts a young Florentine manFri, 25 Sep 2020 15:18:50 +0000The Award-Winning Artist ADÁL Has Died. Read One of His Final Interviewshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/behind-devastating-prize-winning-image-adals-muerto-rico-180975010/The Puerto Rican artist won the National Portrait Gallery's People’s Choice award for his devastating image 'Muerto Rico'Mon, 01 Jun 2020 15:42:32 +0000The Epic Failure of Thomas Edison's Talking Dollhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/epic-failure-thomas-edisons-talking-doll-180955442/Expensive, heavy, non-functioning and a little scary looking, the doll created by America's hero-inventor was a commercial flopMon, 01 Jun 2015 14:07:19 +0000The Little-Known Story of Madagascar's Last Queen, Ranavalona IIIhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/madagascars-extraordinary-last-queens-objects-are-sale-180976467/Artifacts linked to the royal are headed home following their purchase at auction by the African island's governmentTue, 08 Dec 2020 12:30:00 +0000Olympic Decathlon Medalist Rafer Johnson Dies at 86https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/athlete-rafer-johnson-talks-about-what-its-light-olympic-cauldron-180959944/He was the first African American athlete to light the cauldron that burns during the GamesThu, 04 Aug 2016 12:36:53 +0000