Smithsonian Magazine takes you on a journey through history, science, world culture and technology with breathtaking images from around the world.
Change Agent • A NEW PERMANENT EXHIBITION OFFERS PROOF THAT POPULAR ENTERTAINMENT CAN BE MORE THAN JUST A DIVERSION
The Humble Warrior • Perhaps no Native American is more admired for military acumen. But is that how Crazy Horse wanted to be remembered?
OVER THE TOP? • AN UNLIKELY OBSESSION WITH A NATIVE AMERICAN HERO REMAINS CONTROVERSIAL AFTER MORE THAN 70 YEARS
RENAISSANCE DRAMA • A seldom seen contemporary of Michelangelo finally gets the spotlight in the U.S.
They Weren’t Witches • Three centuries after executing hundreds of women, officials in Catalonia have finally broken the spell
American Tragedy • A NEW MUSEUM EXHIBIT BRINGS THE SALEM WITCH TRIALS INTO THE MOMENT
The Fighting Kelleys • Meet the father-daughter duo who helped achieve the most important labor and civil rights reforms of their age
CREATIVE LICENSE • Some of the unexpected turns and false starts behind today’s bumper crop
The Ultimate Craftsman • Antonio Stradivari still reigns supreme after more than 300 years
Don’t Be Puzzled • YOU CAN FIND NINE ANSWERS IN THESE PAGES
Consider the Date • SWEET OR MELLOW, THE “BREAD OF THE DESERT” HAS FED HUMANITY AND SHAPED THE PAST FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS. BUT HOW WILL THE ANCIENT FRUIT FARE IN A CHANGING WORLD?
INVISIBLE EVIDENCE • Touch something and you leave behind a trace of yourself that can last for centuries. Now scientists are learning to decode those molecular signals, opening a new frontier in the study of the past. But what does it really mean to find that Jack London might have had diabetes?
the BLUE that ENCHANTED the world • INDIGO IS GROWING AGAIN IN SOUTH CAROLINA, REVIVED BY ARTISANS AND FARMERS WITH A MODERN TAKE ON A FORGOTTEN HISTORY
Dive Right In • A wild feline in Asia is highly adapted to watery environs that are disappearing. What to do? Plant native rice
TRIBUTE TO A LEGEND • A DEVOTED FAN OF THE BLUES ARTIST MISSISSIPPI JOHN HURT RETURNS TO THE DELTA WITH A MYSTERIOUS MEMENTO FROM A LONG AGO ENCOUNTER
Knowing the Shore • AT THE BORDER BETWEEN LAND AND SEA, A UNIQUE RESEARCH EFFORT TO BETTER UNDERSTAND CLIMATE CHANGE
ANSELM KIEFER GOES BIG IT’LL BE HUGE • The renowned artist spent 30 years building a 200-acre installation in France.
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