Magazine | Smithsonianhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/magazine/RSS feed for MagazineenThu, 28 Jun 2018 14:02:34 +0000The Battle Over the Memory of the Spanish Civil Warhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/battle-memory-spanish-civil-war-180969338/How Spain chooses to memorialize Francisco Franco and the victims of his authoritarian regime is tearing the nation apartThu, 28 Jun 2018 14:02:34 +0000Meet the Americans Following in the Footsteps of the Knights Templarhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/meet-americans-following-footsteps-knights-templar-180969344/Disbanded 700 years ago, the most famous of the medieval Christian orders is undergoing a 21st century revivalThu, 28 Jun 2018 11:00:00 +0000The Counterfeit Queen of Soulhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/counterfeit-queen-soul-180969340/A strange and bittersweet ballad of kidnapping, stolen identity and unlikely stardomThu, 28 Jun 2018 11:00:00 +0000Readers Discuss Our June 2018 Issuehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/magazine/jun18_discussion-1-180969365/Feedback from our readersThu, 28 Jun 2018 10:00:00 +0000Do Marine Mammals Yawn and More Questions From Our Readershttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/marine-mammals-yawn-more-questions-readers-180969354/You asked, we answeredThu, 28 Jun 2018 10:00:00 +0000An Artistic Reimagining of London's Past in 'Old River Thames'https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/artistic-reimagining-londons-past-old-river-thames-180969342/Tally ho! Photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten English looks at when swan lovers come to their censusThu, 28 Jun 2018 10:00:00 +0000The Epic Quest to Ride the World’s Biggest Wavehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/epic-quest-ride-worlds-biggest-wave-180969351/Welcome to the new Mt. Everest of surfing, a notoriously dangerous break off the coast of PortugalWed, 27 Jun 2018 14:30:00 +0000Engineering the Perfect Wavehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/engineering-perfect-wave-180969335/A technology breakthrough allows surf legend Kelly Slater to manufacture the same wave over and over againWed, 27 Jun 2018 14:30:00 +0000What It Took to Set the World Record for Surfinghttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/what-took-set-world-record-surfing-180969334/Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa had to conquer PTSD before he was ready to break Garrett McNamara’s world recordWed, 27 Jun 2018 14:30:00 +0000This French Town Has Welcomed Refugees for 400 Yearshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/chambon-french-town-refugees-180969356/For centuries, the people of the mountain village of Chambon-sur-Lignon have opened their arms to the world’s displacedWed, 27 Jun 2018 14:00:00 +0000Pushed to the Margins, These Brave People Are Pushing Backhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/pushed-margins-brave-people-pushing-back-180969349/From the American West to the Middle East, the powerless face stark choices when confronted by the powerfulWed, 27 Jun 2018 14:00:00 +0000The Slow Recovery in Puerto Ricohttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/puertorico_photo-essay-slow-recoery-180969346/As the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria approaches, Puerto Ricans feel not only devastated but abandonedWed, 27 Jun 2018 14:00:00 +0000Identity Crisis: Three Photo Essays Highlight the Lives of the Dispossessedhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/identity-crisis-three-photo-essays-highlight-lives-dispossessed-180969345/In our chaotic era, there are outcasts—and people who take them inWed, 27 Jun 2018 14:00:00 +0000Fifty Years Ago, Airline Diplomacy Sought to Bring the U.S. and U.S.S.R. Closer Togetherhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/fifty-years-airline-diplomacy-sought-bring-us-ussr-together-180969350/Hopes for a Cold War détente were sky high when the first American and Soviet flights took off 50 years agoWed, 27 Jun 2018 11:00:00 +0000The Uniquely Texan Origins of the Frozen Margaritahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/uniquely-texas-origins-frozen-margarita-180969339/A Dallas restaurant owner blended tequila, ice and automation. America has been hungover ever sinceWed, 27 Jun 2018 11:00:00 +0000Buried by the Ash of Vesuvius, These Scrolls Are Being Read for the First Time in Millenniahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/buried-ash-vesuvius-scrolls-are-being-read-new-xray-technique-180969358/A revolutionary American scientist is using subatomic physics to decipher 2,000-year-old texts from the early days of Western civilizationTue, 26 Jun 2018 11:00:00 +0000The Iconic Hula Hoop Keeps on Rollinghttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/iconic-hula-hoop-keeps-rolling-180969355/How the loopy 60-year-old toy maintains its popularityTue, 26 Jun 2018 11:00:00 +0000The Raging Controversy at the Border Began With This Incident 100 Years Agohttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/raging-controversy-border-began-100-years-ago-180969343/In Nogales, Arizona, the United States and Mexico agreed to build walls separating their countriesTue, 26 Jun 2018 11:00:00 +0000A Century Ago, the Romanovs Met a Gruesome Endhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/romanovs_helen-rappaport-new-book-180969336/Helen Rappaport’s new book investigates if the family could have been savedMon, 25 Jun 2018 17:49:08 +0000The Quest to Preserve the Last of Castro's Crocodiles https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/future-castros-crocodiles-180969417/Breeders are trying to save a 'pure' Cuban crocodile—but out in the wild, divisions between species are increasingly murkyThu, 21 Jun 2018 12:30:00 +0000Readers Discuss Our May 2018 Issuehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/magazine/jun18_discussion-180969016/Feedback from our readersThu, 24 May 2018 17:00:00 +0000How Come U.S. Currency Never Changes Its Face and More Questions From Our Readershttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/us-currency-never-changes-ask-smithsonian-180969013/You asked, we answeredThu, 24 May 2018 14:00:00 +0000What Is the Future of Fire?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/future-fire-qa-180969005/Geologist Andrew C. Scott reconstructs the sites of past blazes to look at our relationship with this elusive elementThu, 24 May 2018 14:00:00 +0000The Lost Maidens of Berlinhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/lost-maidens-berlin-180969006/A decades-long quest for one of the most intriguing artworks looted by the Nazis leads to the courtyard of a posh hotel in the German countrysideWed, 23 May 2018 14:00:00 +0000Travel to Southern France for a Dazzling Taste of Ancient Romehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/southern-france-dazzling-taste-ancient-rome-180969004/A new museum in Nimes pays tribute to the grandeur of the EmpireWed, 23 May 2018 14:00:00 +0000Get Schooled on the History of Where 'Grease' Was Really Filmedhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/get-schooled-history-where-grease-really-filmed-180969001/Tell me about it, studWed, 23 May 2018 14:00:00 +0000The Lionfish Have Invaded, But a Ragtag Army of Divers and Chefs Are Fighting Backhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/lionfish-invaded-army-divers-chefs-fighting-back-180968999/Those waging the war against this devastating wave of the venomous species have taken on an "eat 'em to beat 'em" approachTue, 22 May 2018 15:00:00 +0000Seventy-Five Years Ago, Women's Baseball Players Took the Field https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/seventy-five-years-ago-womens-baseball-players-took-field-180969009/An Indiana slugger was one of the athletes who “hit the dirt in the skirt” and changed Americans’ view of womenTue, 22 May 2018 14:00:00 +0000A New Exhibit Gives Charles White's Art and Activism the Attention They Deservehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/new-exhibit-gives-charles-whites-art-activism-attention-they-deserve-180969007/A century after his birth, an overlooked figure in the Black Renaissance is on the rise againTue, 22 May 2018 14:00:00 +0000The Defiant Oneshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/defiant-ones-school-desegregation-180969011/As young girls, they fought the fierce battle to integrate America’s schools half a century agoTue, 22 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000