Magazine | Smithsonian Magazinehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/magazine/RSS feed for MagazineenFri, 18 Sep 2020 16:04:28 +0000Photographs From the Last Quiet Places on Earthhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/photographs-last-quiet-places-180975765/Little can compare to the healing power of silenceFri, 18 Sep 2020 16:04:28 +0000Nero, History's Most Despised Emperor, Gets a Makeoverhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/new-nicer-nero-history-roman-emperor-180975776/For nearly 2,000 years, the Roman ruler has been depicted as an egotistical monster who fiddled while Rome burned. But is this image accurate?Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:30:40 +0000Why Robert Pirsig's 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance' Still Resonates Todayhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/robert-pirsig-zen-art-motorcycle-maintenance-resonates-today-180975768/The author's meditation on technology treads a whole new path in the modern, digital worldFri, 18 Sep 2020 11:00:00 +0000Saddle Up With Badger Clark, America's Forgotten Cowboy Poethttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/saddle-up-badger-clark-americas-cowboy-poet-180975770/The unsung writer, known to many as "Anonymous," led a life of indelible verseThu, 17 Sep 2020 18:40:22 +0000Play the Smithsonian Magazine Crossword: September 2020 Issuehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/games/play-smithsonian-magazone-crossword-september-2020-180975575/Test your mettle with this puzzle created exclusively for 'Smithsonian' readersThu, 20 Aug 2020 15:00:00 +0000Secretary Lonnie Bunch on What the Smithsonian Is Doing to Help Virtual Learninghttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/secretary-lonnie-bunch-smithsonian-virtual-distance-learning-180975513/Committing to our educational mission means reaching people where they areThu, 20 Aug 2020 14:30:00 +0000Readers Respond to the September 2020 issuehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/magazine/september-discussion-180975516/Your feedback on our coverage of bonobos and virus huntersThu, 20 Aug 2020 14:02:40 +0000Taking a Closer Look at a Mural From 1968's Resurrection Cityhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/taking-close-look-wall-resurrection-city-180975514/A makeshift wall in Washington, D.C. speaks to a heroic struggle to overcome inequalityThu, 20 Aug 2020 13:37:52 +0000How Did Amelia Earhart Raise the Money for Her Flights?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/amelia-earhart-raise-money-flights-180975515/You've got questions. We've got expertsThu, 20 Aug 2020 12:00:00 +0000The History of the Asthma Inhalerhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/history-asthma-inhaler-180975511/How a brilliant quip led to a treatment that helps millions every minuteThu, 20 Aug 2020 12:00:00 +0000Sanford Biggers' Quilts Carry Secret Messageshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/sanford-biggers-quilts-bronx-museum-180975510/Inspired by antique “freedom quilts,” the artist stitches encoded icons into his own textured piecesThu, 20 Aug 2020 11:00:00 +0000The Man Who Swam the Full Length of the Mississippi Riverhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/fred-newton-swam-mississippi-river-180975512/How Fred Newton found himself neck-deep in history Wed, 19 Aug 2020 13:00:00 +0000The 70 Million-Year-Old History of the Mississippi Riverhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/geological-history-mississippi-river-180975509/Dive into the secret past and uncertain future of the body of water that has defined a nationWed, 19 Aug 2020 13:00:00 +0000Two Women, Their Lives Connected by American Slavery, Tackle Their Shared Historyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/women-lives-connected-american-slavery-tackle-shared-history-180975508/One descended from an enslaver, the other from the people he enslaved. Together, they traveled to the Deep South to learn their families' pastsWed, 19 Aug 2020 12:00:00 +0000Why Sudan's Remarkable Ancient Civilization Has Been Overlooked by Historyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/sudan-land-kush-meroe-ancient-civilization-overlooked-180975498/The African nation's pyramids and other archaeological sites are only now emerging from the shadow of its more storied neighbor to the northWed, 19 Aug 2020 11:00:00 +0000The Hunt for the Modern-Day Pirates Who Steal Millions of Tons of Fish From the Seashttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/modern-day-pirates-steal-millions-tons-fish-seas-180975496/These criminal actors threaten fragile species, forcing an international coalition to track them downTue, 18 Aug 2020 13:07:13 +0000How a Chemical Weapons Disaster in WWII Led to a U.S. Cover-Up—and a New Cancer Treatmenthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/bombing-and-breakthrough-180975505/The physician who led the investigation into a deadly explosion in Italy found the truth, and some hopeTue, 18 Aug 2020 12:00:00 +0000The Inside Story of the 25-Year, $8 Million Heist From the Carnegie Libraryhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/theft-carnegie-library-books-maps-artworks-180975506/Precious maps, books and artworks vanished from the Pittsburgh archive, and the caper’s final chapter was just writtenTue, 18 Aug 2020 11:00:00 +0000