Magazine | Smithsonianhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/magazine/RSS feed for MagazineenMon, 07 Jan 2019 13:00:00 +0000The Plot to Kill George Washingtonhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/plot-kill-george-washington-180970729/In <em>The First Conspiracy</em>, thriller writer Brad Meltzer uncovers a real-life story too good to turn into fictionMon, 07 Jan 2019 13:00:00 +0000Readers Discuss Our December 2018 Issuehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/magazine/janfeb19_fob_discussion_article-180971002/Your thoughts on "Costs of the Confederacy" and much moreThu, 03 Jan 2019 16:00:00 +0000The Oldest Material in the Smithsonian Institution Came From Outer Spacehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/oldest-material-smithsonian-institution-came-outer-space-180971017/Decades after the Allende Meteorite plunged to Earth, scientists still mine its fragments for clues to the cosmosThu, 03 Jan 2019 14:00:00 +0000Telling the History of the U.S. Through Its Territorieshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/telling-us-history-through-territories-180971004/In "How to Hide an Empire," Daniel Immerwahr explores America far beyond the borders of the Lower 48Thu, 03 Jan 2019 14:00:00 +0000No Color Photos of Jazz Singer Mildred Bailey Existed... Until Nowhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/color-photos-jazz-singer-mildred-bailey-existed-180971018/An artist shows us that the past was not black-and-whiteThu, 03 Jan 2019 13:00:00 +0000The 'Pole of Inaccessibility' Has Eluded Adventurers for More Than a Centuryhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/pole-inaccessibility-has-eluded-adventurers-more-than-century-180971012/This winter, explorers will once again set out for the most remote part of the Arctic OceanThu, 03 Jan 2019 13:00:00 +0000Looking Back at 'Philadelphia,' 25 Years Laterhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/looking-back-philadelphia-25-years-later-180971011/What would the breakthrough movie about the AIDS crisis look like if it were made today?Thu, 03 Jan 2019 13:00:00 +0000Why Are Starfish Shaped Like Stars and More Questions From Our Readershttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/why-starfish-shaped-stars-180971008/You asked, we answeredThu, 03 Jan 2019 13:00:00 +0000How Edgar Allan Poe Became Our Era's Premier Storytellerhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/edgar-allan-poe-became-era-premier-storyteller-180971001/Fans of the mystery writer have no shortage of ways to pay homage to the scribe behind "The Raven" and so much moreThu, 03 Jan 2019 13:00:00 +0000Introducing Our Special Issue on America at Warhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/america-at-war-introduction-180971014/The nation's epic, expanding fight against terrorism overseasWed, 02 Jan 2019 16:42:16 +0000New Poll of U.S. Troops and Veterans Reveals Their Thoughts on Current Military Policieshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/new-poll-us-troops-veterans-reveals-thoughts-current-military-policies-180971134/In a new Smithsonian poll, conducted with the help of Stars and Stripes, current and former members of the armed forces take aim at conventional wisdomWed, 02 Jan 2019 15:00:00 +0000The Faces Behind Transgender Troops' Struggle for Acceptancehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/transgender-soldiers-photo-essay-180971015/Meet some of the servicemembers at the center of one of the most controversial matters facing the U.S. militaryWed, 02 Jan 2019 13:00:00 +0000The Priest of Abu Ghraibhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/priest-abu-grahib-180971013/Inside Iraq's most notorious prison, an Army interrogator came face to face with a shocking truth about the war—and himselfWed, 02 Jan 2019 13:00:00 +0000The New Archaeology of Iraq and Afghanistanhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/hesco-barriers-new-archaeology-iraq-afghanistan-180971009/The once-fortified outposts that protected U.S. troops are relics of our ambitions abroadWed, 02 Jan 2019 13:00:00 +0000How Should We Memorialize Those Lost in the War on Terror?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/how-should-memorialize-those-lost-war-terror-180971006/Americans have erected countless monuments to wars gone by. But how do we pay tribute to the fallen in a conflict that might never end?Wed, 02 Jan 2019 13:00:00 +0000The Legacy of Black Hawk Downhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/legacy-black-hawk-down-180971000/Twenty-five years after the battle chronicled in the best-selling book, the author argues that we've learned the wrong lessons about fighting terrorismWed, 02 Jan 2019 13:00:00 +0000Fighting to Be Americanhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/immigrants-fighting-be-american-180970998/For centuries immigrants who served in the military could become American citizens. But are the women and men pictured here among the last?Wed, 02 Jan 2019 13:00:00 +0000For the First Time in More Than 20 Years, Copyrighted Works Will Enter the Public Domainhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/first-time-20-years-copyrighted-works-enter-public-domain-180971016/A beloved Robert Frost poem is among the many creations that are (finally) losing their protections in 2019Wed, 19 Dec 2018 13:00:00 +0000A Warrior Comes Homehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/warrior-comes-home-corproral-jimenez-180971010/Corporal Jimenez was on patrol in southern Afghanistan when a mine exploded, changing his life foreverTue, 18 Dec 2018 13:00:00 +0000The Story of Dyngo, a War Dog Brought Home From Combathttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/story-dyngo-war-dog-home-combat-180971003/I brought a seasoned veteran of the conflict in Afghanistan into my home—and then things got wildTue, 18 Dec 2018 13:00:00 +0000Readers Discuss Our November 2018 Issuehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/magazine/readers-discuss-november-2018-issue-180970723/Your reaction to our package of stories about the HolocaustThu, 29 Nov 2018 15:23:27 +0000Plans for the First E-cigarette Went Up in Smoke 50 Years Agohttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/plans-for-first-e-cigarette-went-up-in-smoke-50-years-ago-180970730/Herbert A. Gilbert invented his "Smokeless" in 1963, but he couldn't convince any companies to bring the device to marketThu, 29 Nov 2018 13:00:00 +0000If Light Can't Escape Black Holes, How Do We Get Photos of Them... and More Questions From Our Readershttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/light-escape-black-holes-photos-questions-readers-180970726/You asked, we answeredThu, 29 Nov 2018 13:00:00 +0000The History of Our Love-Hate Relationship With the Christmas Letterhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/history-love-hate-relationship-christmas-letter-180970725/How the "Dear Friends" missive started and how it has survived the Facebook ageThu, 29 Nov 2018 13:00:00 +0000Who Was Ida O'Keeffe, Georgia's Lesser-Known, But Perhaps More-Talented, Sister?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/ida-okeeffe-georgia-lesser-known-sister-180970724/The painter who toiled in the shadow of her celebrated sibling is the subject of a new, major exhibitionThu, 29 Nov 2018 13:00:00 +0000What the Popularity of 'Fortnite' Has in Common With the 20th Century Pinball Crazehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/popularity-fortnite-common-20th-century-pinball-craze-180970721/Long before parents freaked over the ubiquitous video game, they flipped out over another newfangled fadThu, 29 Nov 2018 13:00:00 +0000Why Wilbur Wright Deserves the Bulk of the Credit for the First Flighthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/why-wilbur-wright-deserves-bulk-credit-first-flight-180970714/A new book advances a controversial theory about the singular contribution that went into the brothers’ pioneering achievementThu, 29 Nov 2018 13:00:00 +0000The Costs of the Confederacyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/costs-confederacy-special-report-180970731/In the last decade alone, American taxpayers have spent at least $40 million on Confederate monuments and groups that perpetuate racist ideologyWed, 28 Nov 2018 13:00:00 +0000Atlanta's Famed Cyclorama Mural Will Tell the Truth About the Civil War Once Againhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/atlanta-famed-cyclorama-tell-truth-civil-war-once-again-180970715/One of the war's greatest battles was fought again and again on a spectacular canvas nearly 400 feet long. At last, the real history is being restoredWed, 28 Nov 2018 13:00:00 +0000What Makes Janelle Monáe America's Most Revolutionary Artisthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/janelle-monae-americas-most-revolutionary-artist-180970727/The musical virtuoso leaves her old persona behind with her third album, <em>Dirty Computer</em>Tue, 27 Nov 2018 13:00:00 +0000Tracy K. Smith, America's Poet Laureate, Travels the Country to Ignite Our Imaginationshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/tracy-smith-poet-laureate-traveling-country-igniting-imagination-180970722/Like Johnny Appleseed, Smith has been planting the seeds of verse across the U.S.Tue, 27 Nov 2018 13:00:00 +0000The Time's Up Initiative Built Upon the Work Done by These Labor Activistshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/times-upinitiative-built-upon-work-labor-activists-180970720/How the leaders of a farmworkers' alliance reached across cultural divides to fight sexual harassmentTue, 27 Nov 2018 13:00:00 +0000A New Treatment for Blindness Comes From Gene Therapyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/new-treatment-blindness-ingenuity-180970719/A wife-and-husband research team cracks the code to allow certain patients to see againTue, 27 Nov 2018 13:00:00 +0000The March for Our Lives Activists Showed Us How to Find Meaning in Tragedyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/march-for-our-lives-student-activists-showed-meaning-tragedy-180970717/After the massacre at a Florida high school, these brave students provided a way forwardTue, 27 Nov 2018 13:00:00 +0000How John Krasinski Created 'A Quiet Place'https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/john-krasinski-created-quiet-place-180970716/The actor turned director creates a genre-busting horror movie with a terrifying twist—silenceTue, 27 Nov 2018 13:00:00 +0000Why Waymo's Fleet of Self-Driving Cars Is Finally Ready for Prime Timehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/waymo-fleet-self-driving-cars-ready-prime-time-180970713/Your driverless car is already here, thanks to the visionary engineers behind a bold experimentTue, 27 Nov 2018 13:00:00 +0000Meet Scott Bolton, the Visionary Behind the NASA Mission to Jupiterhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/scott-bolton-visionary-behind-nasa-mission-jupiter-180970712/The Juno project will take on the mysteries of the gas giant that may in turn help us understand our own planet’s originsTue, 27 Nov 2018 13:00:00 +0000The True Story of the 'Green Book' Moviehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/true-story-green-book-movie-180970728/Jazz, race and an unlikely friendship inspire the new film about navigating Jim Crow AmericaTue, 20 Nov 2018 13:30:00 +0000