Magazine | Smithsonian feed for MagazineenMon, 07 Jan 2019 13:00:00 +0000The Plot to Kill George Washington <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 Issue 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 Space 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 Territories "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 Now 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 Century 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 Later 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 Readers asked, we answeredThu, 03 Jan 2019 13:00:00 +0000How Edgar Allan Poe Became Our Era's Premier Storyteller 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 War 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 Policies 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 Acceptance 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 Ghraib 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 Afghanistan 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? 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 Down 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 American 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 Domain 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 Home 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 Combat 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 Issue 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 Ago 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 Readers asked, we answeredThu, 29 Nov 2018 13:00:00 +0000The History of Our Love-Hate Relationship With the Christmas Letter 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? 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 Craze 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 Flight 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 Confederacy 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 Again 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 Artist 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 Imaginations 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 Activists 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 Therapy 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 Tragedy 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' 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 Time 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 Jupiter 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' Movie, race and an unlikely friendship inspire the new film about navigating Jim Crow AmericaTue, 20 Nov 2018 13:30:00 +0000