Magazine | Smithsonian Magazine feed for MagazineenFri, 18 Sep 2020 16:04:28 +0000Photographs From the Last Quiet Places on Earth can compare to the healing power of silenceFri, 18 Sep 2020 16:04:28 +0000Nero, History's Most Despised Emperor, Gets a Makeover nearly 2,000 years, the Roman ruler has been depicted as an egotistical monster who fiddled while Rome burned. But is this image accurate?Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:30:40 +0000Why Robert Pirsig's 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance' Still Resonates Today author's meditation on technology treads a whole new path in the modern, digital worldFri, 18 Sep 2020 11:00:00 +0000Saddle Up With Badger Clark, America's Forgotten Cowboy Poet unsung writer, known to many as "Anonymous," led a life of indelible verseThu, 17 Sep 2020 18:40:22 +0000Play the Smithsonian Magazine Crossword: September 2020 Issue your mettle with this puzzle created exclusively for 'Smithsonian' readersThu, 20 Aug 2020 15:00:00 +0000Secretary Lonnie Bunch on What the Smithsonian Is Doing to Help Virtual Learning to our educational mission means reaching people where they areThu, 20 Aug 2020 14:30:00 +0000Readers Respond to the September 2020 issue feedback on our coverage of bonobos and virus huntersThu, 20 Aug 2020 14:02:40 +0000Taking a Closer Look at a Mural From 1968's Resurrection City makeshift wall in Washington, D.C. speaks to a heroic struggle to overcome inequalityThu, 20 Aug 2020 13:37:52 +0000How Did Amelia Earhart Raise the Money for Her Flights?'ve got questions. We've got expertsThu, 20 Aug 2020 12:00:00 +0000The History of the Asthma Inhaler a brilliant quip led to a treatment that helps millions every minuteThu, 20 Aug 2020 12:00:00 +0000Sanford Biggers' Quilts Carry Secret Messages by antique “freedom quilts,” the artist stitches encoded icons into his own textured piecesThu, 20 Aug 2020 11:00:00 +0000The Man Who Swam the Full Length of the Mississippi River Fred Newton found himself neck-deep in history Wed, 19 Aug 2020 13:00:00 +0000The 70 Million-Year-Old History of the Mississippi River into the secret past and uncertain future of the body of water that has defined a nationWed, 19 Aug 2020 13:00:00 +0000Two Women, Their Lives Connected by American Slavery, Tackle Their Shared History descended from an enslaver, the other from the people he enslaved. Together, they traveled to the Deep South to learn their families' pastsWed, 19 Aug 2020 12:00:00 +0000Why Sudan's Remarkable Ancient Civilization Has Been Overlooked by History African nation's pyramids and other archaeological sites are only now emerging from the shadow of its more storied neighbor to the northWed, 19 Aug 2020 11:00:00 +0000The Hunt for the Modern-Day Pirates Who Steal Millions of Tons of Fish From the Seas criminal actors threaten fragile species, forcing an international coalition to track them downTue, 18 Aug 2020 13:07:13 +0000How a Chemical Weapons Disaster in WWII Led to a U.S. Cover-Up—and a New Cancer Treatment physician who led the investigation into a deadly explosion in Italy found the truth, and some hopeTue, 18 Aug 2020 12:00:00 +0000The Inside Story of the 25-Year, $8 Million Heist From the Carnegie Library maps, books and artworks vanished from the Pittsburgh archive, and the caper’s final chapter was just writtenTue, 18 Aug 2020 11:00:00 +0000