Magazine | Smithsonian feed for MagazineenFri, 05 Jan 2018 13:47:45 +0000Rage Against the Machine 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 Lai 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 Crops new book details the life of adventurer-botanist David FairchildFri, 05 Jan 2018 13:00:00 +0000Discussion of our December Issue from our readersThu, 04 Jan 2018 16:00:00 +0000Can All Living Things Exhibit Albinism? asked, we answeredThu, 04 Jan 2018 16:00:00 +0000Teen Idol Frankie Lymon's Tragic Rise and Fall Tells the Truth About 1950s America 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 America 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 America 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> the Madeleine L'Engle novel liberated young adult literatureWed, 03 Jan 2018 16:00:00 +0000Who Took the Legendary Earthrise Photo From Apollo 8? mission returned to Earth with one of the most famous images in historyWed, 03 Jan 2018 16:00:00 +0000How Douglas Engelbart Invented the Future 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 History 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 Offensive 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 Memphis 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 Movement 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 States 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 Overpopulation'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 Art celebrated portraitist’s glittering images of black women upend traditionTue, 02 Jan 2018 16:00:00 +0000Inventing the Jet Engine Came With a Few Disasters 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”? 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 Manuscripts 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 Ago 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 Failed 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 Winners are they now?Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:45:38 +0000When 'The Graduate' Opened 50 Years Ago, It Changed Hollywood (and America) Forever 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 Humanity 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 Issue from our readersTue, 05 Dec 2017 18:42:05 +0000Do Other Animals Cry and More Questions From Our Readers asked, we answeredTue, 05 Dec 2017 17:30:09 +0000The Museum of Failure Showcases the Beauty of the Epic Fail 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 Nightmare 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? 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 Genius 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 Color 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 Artist, 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' 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 Universe 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 Autism 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 Hollywood 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 Cells 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