Magazine | Smithsonianhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/magazine/RSS feed for MagazineenFri, 05 Jan 2018 13:47:45 +0000Rage Against the Machinehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/rage-against-machine-secne-1968-democratic-convention-180967500/A short story reimagines the riots at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago and the chaos that shocked the worldFri, 05 Jan 2018 13:47:45 +0000The Ghosts of My Laihttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/ghosts-my-lai-180967497/In the hamlet where U.S. troops killed hundreds of men, women and children, survivors are ready to forgive the most infamous American soldier of the warFri, 05 Jan 2018 13:35:13 +0000America’s First “Food Spy” Traveled the World Hunting for Exotic Cropshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/smalltalk_fairchild-180967508/A new book details the life of adventurer-botanist David FairchildFri, 05 Jan 2018 13:00:00 +0000Discussion of our December Issuehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/magazine/discussion-december-issue-180967514/Feedback from our readersThu, 04 Jan 2018 16:00:00 +0000Can All Living Things Exhibit Albinism?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/can-all-living-things-exhibit-albinism-180967507/You asked, we answeredThu, 04 Jan 2018 16:00:00 +0000Teen Idol Frankie Lymon's Tragic Rise and Fall Tells the Truth About 1950s Americahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/teen-idol-frankie-lymon-tragic-rise-fall-tells-truth-1950s-america-180967506/The mirage of the singer's soaring success echoes the mirage of post-war tranquility at homeThu, 04 Jan 2018 16:00:00 +0000A Timeline of 1968: The Year That Shattered Americahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/timeline-seismic-180967503/The nation is still reckoning with the changes that came in that fateful yearThu, 04 Jan 2018 14:00:00 +0000Where RFK Was Killed, a Diverse Student Body Fulfills His Vision for Americahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/rfk-killed-diverse-student-body-fulfills-vision-america-180967511/At the site of Robert Kennedy's assassination, the kids at a Los Angeles public school keep his spirit aliveWed, 03 Jan 2018 16:00:00 +0000The Remarkable Influence of <em>A Wrinkle in Time</em>https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/remarkable-influence-wrinkle-in-time-180967509/How the Madeleine L'Engle novel liberated young adult literatureWed, 03 Jan 2018 16:00:00 +0000Who Took the Legendary Earthrise Photo From Apollo 8?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/who-took-legendary-earthrise-photo-apollo-8-180967505/The mission returned to Earth with one of the most famous images in historyWed, 03 Jan 2018 16:00:00 +0000How Douglas Engelbart Invented the Futurehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/douglas-engelbart-invented-future-180967498/Two decades before the personal computer, a shy engineer unveiled the tools that would drive the tech revolutionWed, 03 Jan 2018 16:00:00 +0000The Top Ten Most Important Ancient Documents Lost to Historyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/top-ten-most-important-ancient-documents-lost-history-180967495/Either due to conquest or simply the ravages of time, these founding papers of civilizations around the world will remain mysteries foreverWed, 03 Jan 2018 16:00:00 +0000Revisiting Vietnam 50 Years After the Tet Offensivehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/revisiting-vietnam-50-years-after-tet-offensive-180967501/The battles of 1968 are long over. But the struggle to confront the truth goes onTue, 02 Jan 2018 16:00:35 +0000The Strike That Brought MLK to Memphishttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/revisiting-sanitation-workers-strike-180967512/In his final days, Martin Luther King Jr. stood by striking sanitation workers. We returned to the city to see what has changed—and what hasn’tTue, 02 Jan 2018 16:00:00 +0000Fifty Years Ago, Protesters Took on the Miss America Pageant and Electrified the Feminist Movementhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/fifty-years-ago-protestors-took-on-miss-america-pageant-electrified-feminist-movement-180967504/Miss America pageant is under new leadership after a sexist email scandal. But the pageant has a long history of controversy—including the 1968 protestsTue, 02 Jan 2018 16:00:00 +0000The Fight Over Andrew Johnson's Impeachment Was a Fight for the Future of the United Stateshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/fight-andrew-johnson-impeachment-fight-future-united-states-180967502/The biggest show in Washington 150 years ago was the trial against the President of the United StatesTue, 02 Jan 2018 16:00:00 +0000The Book That Incited a Worldwide Fear of Overpopulationhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/book-incited-worldwide-fear-overpopulation-180967499/'The Population Bomb' made dire predictions—and triggered a wave of repression around the worldTue, 02 Jan 2018 16:00:00 +0000How Mickalene Thomas Is Ushering in a New Wave of Contemporary Arthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/mickalene-thomas-ushering-new-wave-contemporary-art-180967496/The celebrated portraitist’s glittering images of black women upend traditionTue, 02 Jan 2018 16:00:00 +0000Inventing the Jet Engine Came With a Few Disastershttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/inventing-the-jet-engine-came-with-a-few-dis_1/The invention of the jet engine was the crowning achievement of engineer Frank Whittle. But the path to glory was littered with countless obstaclesWed, 20 Dec 2017 13:00:00 +0000Was Enrico Fermi Really the “Father of the Nuclear Age”?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/enrico-fermi-really-father-nuclear-age-180967214/A new book takes a fresh look at the famed scientistMon, 11 Dec 2017 14:00:00 +0000Archaeologists Are Only Just Beginning to Reveal the Secrets Hidden in These Ancient Manuscriptshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/archaeologoists-only-just-beginning-reveal-secrets-hidden-ancient-manuscripts-180967455/A project to scan documents found in the walls of a remote monastery is reshaping our view of the connections between East and WestMon, 11 Dec 2017 13:00:00 +0000An Extravagant New Tribute to the Rise of Portraiture 600 Years Agohttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/extravagant-new-tribute-rise-portraiture-600-years-ago-180967219/The artist takes 21st century technology and culture to a 15th century aestheticFri, 08 Dec 2017 14:00:00 +0000There's a Giant Warehouse Full of Product Launches That Failedhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/where-to-go-to-buy-failed-products-180967221/Not open to the public, this expansive archive schools marketers in the art of pitchmanshipThu, 07 Dec 2017 19:40:25 +0000An Update on Past Ingenuity Award Winnershttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/update-past-ingenuity-award-winners-180967230/Where are they now?Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:45:38 +0000When 'The Graduate' Opened 50 Years Ago, It Changed Hollywood (and America) Foreverhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/graduate-opened-50-years-ago-changed-hollywood-forever-180967222/The movie about a young man struggling to find his way in the world mesmerized the nation when it debutedWed, 06 Dec 2017 14:00:00 +0000How Anthony Daniels Gives C-3PO an Unlikely Dash of Humanityhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/anthony-daniels-c3po-unlikely-dash-humanity-180967212/The fussy but brave “protocol droid” plays the role of the Greek chorus in the Star Wars franchiseWed, 06 Dec 2017 13:00:00 +0000Discussion of our November Issuehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/magazine/dec17_discussion-180967234/Feedback from our readersTue, 05 Dec 2017 18:42:05 +0000Do Other Animals Cry and More Questions From Our Readershttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/do-other-animals-cry-more-questions-readers-180967225/You asked, we answeredTue, 05 Dec 2017 17:30:09 +0000The Museum of Failure Showcases the Beauty of the Epic Failhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/strange-beauty-epic-fail-180967228/A new exhibition of inventions that bombed boldly celebrates the world’s most creative screw-upsTue, 05 Dec 2017 17:18:15 +0000The Daring Journey Across Antarctica That Became a Nightmarehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/daring-journey-across-antarctica-became-nightmare-180967223/Everyone knows about Robert Scott’s doomed race to the South Pole in 1911. But on that same expedition three of his men made a death-defying tripTue, 05 Dec 2017 16:53:56 +0000What Does the Future of the Euphrates Spell for the Middle East?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/what-does-future-euphrates-spell-middle-east-180967224/In the wake of the war against Isis in Iraq, an ominous journey along the once-mighty river finds a new crisis lurking in the shallowsTue, 05 Dec 2017 15:42:00 +0000Why Jony Ive Is Apple's Design Geniushttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/jony-ive-apple-design-genius-180967232/His work has become the seeds of a tech revolution that is rapidly changing our livesTue, 28 Nov 2017 16:00:00 +0000Marley Dias' Inspirational Goal to Collect Books About Girls of Colorhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/marley-dias-collect-books-girls-color-180967231/What can we learn from a 12-year-old who’s turning the literary world upside down? EverythingTue, 28 Nov 2017 16:00:00 +0000What Makes John Legend America's Most Versatile Artisthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/what-makes-john-legend-americas-most-versatile-artist-180967227/Songwriter, singer, actor, producer, virtual reality maven. John Legend is an entertainment all-starTue, 28 Nov 2017 16:00:00 +0000These Shooting Stars of Broadway Staged the Impossible: A Musical About 'War and Peace'https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/shooting-stars-broadway-staged-impossible-musical-war-peace-180967226/Dave Malloy and Rachel Chavkin brought the Tolstoy epic to life with <em>Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812</em>Tue, 28 Nov 2017 16:00:00 +0000Meet Natalie Batalha, the Explorer Who's Searching for Planets Across the Universehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/natalie-batalha-explorer-searching-planets-across-universe-180967220/The Kepler mission's project scientist, she has guided the discovery of thousands of planetsTue, 28 Nov 2017 16:00:00 +0000Why the Team Behind Sesame Street Created a Character With Autismhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/team-sesame-street-created-character-autism-180967218/The bravest new face on television is a Muppet that doesn’t say much. But she speaks volumes about life on the spectrumTue, 28 Nov 2017 16:00:00 +0000Ava DuVernay's Visionary Filmmaking Is Reshaping Hollywoodhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/ava-duvernay-visionary-filmmaking-reshaping-hollywood-180967217/Her eye for American history puts her in the vanguard. Her passion for justice makes her a heroTue, 28 Nov 2017 16:00:00 +0000A Neurosurgeon's Remarkable Plan to Treat Stroke Victims With Stem Cellshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/neurosurgeon-remarkable-plan-stroke-victims-stem-cells-180967211/Gary Steinberg defied convention when he began implanting living cells inside the brains of patients who had suffered from a strokeTue, 28 Nov 2017 16:00:00 +0000