Magazine | Smithsonianhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/magazine/RSS feed for MagazineenThu, 28 Sep 2017 14:04:41 +0000What Ever Happened to the Russian Revolution?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/what-ever-happened-to-russian-revolution-180964768/We journey through Vladimir Putin’s Russia to measure the aftershocks of the political explosion that rocked the world a century agoThu, 28 Sep 2017 14:04:41 +0000Eight New Uses For Virtual Realityhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/eight-new-uses-for-virtual-reality-180964904/Fasten your headsets. VR technology is coming at us from all directionsThu, 21 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0000The ABA Was Short-Lived, but Its Impact on Basketball Is Eternalhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/aba-short-lived-impact-on-court-eternal-180964775/The spectacular play you see today owes a mighty debt to the revolutionary, slam-dunking basketball leagueThu, 21 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0000Stereographs Were the Original Virtual Realityhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/sterographs-original-virtual-reality-180964771/The shocking power of immersing oneself in another world was all the buzz once before—about 150 years agoThu, 21 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0000Discussionhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/magazine/oct17_fob_discussion_article-180964765/Feedback from our readersThu, 21 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0000New Book of Photographs Recalls the Trauma of American Historyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/new-book-photographs-recalls-trauma-american-history-180964777/Looking back at a lynching that shocked America and galvanized the civil rights movementWed, 20 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0000The Salvation of Mosulhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/salvation-mosul-180964772/An Iraqi archaeologist braved ISIS snipers and booby-trapped ruins to rescue cultural treasures in the city and nearby legendary Nineveh and NimrudWed, 20 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0000Dave Eggers’ Animals Might Be “Ungrateful,” But They Go to a Good Causehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/eggers-ungrateful-animals-180964770/The author discusses a return to art and his forthcoming book <em>Ungrateful Mammals</em>Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0000How Alexander Calder Became America's Most Beloved Sculptorhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/alexander-calder-became-americas-most-beloved-sculptor-180964773/In an exclusive excerpt from his new book, Calder: The Conquest of Time, Jed Perl reveals a hidden side of the artistTue, 19 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0000Why Is America Losing Ground in the Contest to Grow the World's Biggest Pumpkin?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/america-losing-ground-contest-grow-worlds-biggest-pumpkin-180964769/Our most symbolic squash is now taking over the worldTue, 19 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0000Discussionhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/magazine/sep17_pro_discussion-180964444/Feedback from our readersThu, 24 Aug 2017 17:00:00 +0000How Many Ways Can Snake Venom Kill You and More Questions From Our Readershttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/ways-snake-venom-kill-you-180964405/You asked, we answeredThu, 24 Aug 2017 15:00:00 +0000Jean-Michel Basquiat's Artwork Is Appreciated Now More Than Everhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/jean-michel-basquiat-artwork-180964403/Decades later, Jean-Michel Basquiat’s complex works are increasingly prescient—and valuableThu, 24 Aug 2017 15:00:00 +0000Scott Kelly's Journey Home After His Year in Spacehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/scott-kelly-journey-home-year-in-space-180964408/America’s longest-orbiting astronaut describes his rocky return to Earth in this adaptation from his book 'Endurance'Thu, 24 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +0000What Led Benjamin Franklin to Live Estranged From His Wife for Nearly Two Decades?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/benjamin-franklin-estranged-wife-nearly-two-decades-180964400/A stunning new theory suggests that a debate over the failed treatment of their son's smallpox was the culpritThu, 24 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +0000Esperanza Spalding’s Pop Culture Loveshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/esperanza-spalding-pop-culture-loves-180964396/She may not own a television, but the Grammy-award winning musician definitely has her favorite books and filmsWed, 23 Aug 2017 15:38:57 +0000Why 'Happy Days' — and the Fonz — Never Truly 'Jumped the Shark'https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/happy-days-fonz-jumped-the-shark-180964399/The Fonz was the epitome of ’50s chill on TV’s family-friendly “Happy Days.” And then he went over the topWed, 23 Aug 2017 15:00:29 +0000After the Civil War, African-American Veterans Created a Home of Their Own: Unionvillehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/civil-war-african-american-veterans-town-own-unionville-180964398/One-hundred-fifty years later, the Maryland town remains a bastion of resilience and a front line in the battle over Confederate monumentsWed, 23 Aug 2017 15:00:00 +0000Without Chick Parsons, General MacArthur May Never Have Made His Famed Return to the Philippineshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/without-chick-parsons-General-MacArthur-Never-Made-Return-Philippines-180964406/The full story of the American ex-pat's daring feats has not been told—until now Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:29:18 +0000The Homefront During the Vietnam War, As Told By One Captivating Photohttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/homefront-during-vietnam-told-by-one-photo-180964407/In an indelible picture taken 50 years ago, one family faces a loss in VietnamTue, 22 Aug 2017 16:48:46 +0000Flappers Took the Country by Storm, But Did They Ever Truly Go Awayhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/flappers-took-country-storm-ever-go-away-180964412/Women of the Roaring Twenties had a lot in common with today's millennialsTue, 22 Aug 2017 16:39:07 +0000