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Smithsonian (1-year)

4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (181 customer reviews)

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This magazine chronicles the arts, environment, sciences and popular culture of the times. It is edited for modern, well-rounded individuals with diverse, general interests. With your order, you become a National Associate Member of the Smithsonian. Membership benefits include your subscription to Smithsonian magazine, a personalized membership card, shopping and dining discounts when you visit the Smithsonian, and more.

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This magazine chronicles the arts, environment, sciences and popular culture of the times. It is edited for modern, well-rounded individuals with diverse, general interests. With your order, you become a National Associate Member of the Smithsonian. Membership benefits include your subscription to Smithsonian magazine, a personalized membership card, shopping and dining discounts when you visit the Smithsonian, and more.

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  • Format: Magazine
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Publisher: Smithsonian
  • ASIN: B0032KHQTS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (181 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6 in Magazines (See Top 100 in Magazines)
  • This magazine subscription is provided by Synapse

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74 of 79 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Smithsonian January 25, 2010
By X. Liu
Subscription Term Name:1 year
If you enjoy reading the National Geographic, or enjoy going to museums, or like the Discovery Channel I would recommend subscribing to this magazine.

The feature articles in the Smithsonian are enlightening and well researched. The feature articles often take place internationally. Recent articles have whisked me away to Morocco, Egypt, London. I look forward to receiving the Smithsonian every month.

Pros
- Feature articles are uninterrupted by ads.
- International feature articles
- Printed on quality paper
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50 of 54 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars New Format Detracts May 25, 2012
Subscription Term Name:1 year
Smithsonian used to be informative and intriguing. Now it looks like any other pop culture mag. A whole issue on food?? I can go to Cuisine for that. Articles in this current issue (May) look depressingly like People and the new version of Time--slick, clever, shallow, "with it." That's not what Smithsonian was all about--it dealt with varied topics that surprised. I can get shallow by turning on the TV or watching the Huffington Post. Won't be renewing.
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44 of 48 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Back to being great! April 14, 2012
Subscription Term Name:1 year
Previous review from April 2012: Smithsonian Magazine used to be thick and full of intelligent articles. It's been stripped down and dumbed down. Disappointed. Will not renew.

Update Nov 2012: Glad to say that the latest issues have been very rewarding, things seemed to have turned around with the newish editor. Am pleased!
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
Subscription Term Name:1 year
The new Smithsonian format is a disaster. I have cancelled my subscription after over 20 years of subscribing to the magazine and sending it to my relatives as Christmas presents. It used to be an eye catching, entertaining and informative read. I ranked it with National Geographic and now the history focus is lost on something that I cannot even identify. It ranks with People or our local city scape magazines. And they're free. That's it. I found no articles in the last three issues that appealed to my taste. Why would the editor remove the history emphasis particularly in a journal with the name Smithsonian?
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Brain Food July 22, 2010
By Owl
Subscription Term Name:1 year
I am totally hooked on Smithsonian. Where else can the "regular" person be introduced to what's happening in science, anthropology, medicine, etc? This magazine is worth every penny.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Trying too hard to please July 25, 2013
By D. May
Subscription Term Name:1 year
I have been reading the Smithsonian for over 20 years, but it's become trendy and chic. It used to have fine articles on obscure, fascinating bits of history that you wouldn't get in school. I found it had a way of making the past real and compelling. I am not renewing my subscription, however, because that magazine has ceased to exist. It has become more of a jet-setter's travelogue or infomercial for some current event, with the occasional overlong pop-art piece. Much like all media nowadays,once profit enters the picture, it seems that quality vanishes. And that's a shame, because the Smithsonian was truly unique.
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Price & Quick Verification March 14, 2010
Subscription Term Name:1 year|Verified Purchase
This is a renewal to our current subscription and the first I have done through Amazon. This magazine is so very enjoyable but the price is generally high through Smithsonian. This price is very reasonable and we have received far quicker subscritpion verification than I expected.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Always interesting April 12, 2011
Subscription Term Name:1 year|Verified Purchase
We have had a subscription to the Smithsonian Magazine for over 3 years and it never disappoints. The articles are well-written, interesting, informative and varied. It's the type of magazine that you will pick up several times and read. None of the articles are exceptionally long so it's easy to enjoy even when you only have a few minutes. In addition to a variety of topics (something for everyone), the Smithsonian Magazine also includes information about the exhibits and programs that are available through the Smithsonian museum and its affiliates. If you enjoy all that the nation's capital has to offer, then you will particularly enjoy this magazine. And finally, by subscribing to it, you are supporting the museums and their on-going research. I highly recommend it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Informative magazine
Published 1 day ago by Alan Cohlmeyer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
My friend loves this magazine.
Published 2 days ago by bob
5.0 out of 5 stars Great magazine
We love this.
Published 3 days ago by J. Hammond
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Awesome magazines!
Published 4 days ago by Mary
5.0 out of 5 stars and we have been reading them to our kids to foster a love for science
We got the magazine to incorporate more educated reads into our family, and we have been reading them to our kids to foster a love for science, history and much more. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Y Cardona
3.0 out of 5 stars I honestly cannot decide if it is or was a good move. It is cheaper
As of today the purchase still HAS not shown up on my KINDLE magazine subscription site. And, it still has not been added to my ongoing subscription for Smithsonian. Read more
Published 18 days ago by tom
5.0 out of 5 stars interesting reading
Still a wonderful magazine, so much information that you can''t find in the main stream news.
Published 20 days ago by Corrine
5.0 out of 5 stars Great magazine
A great place for longer-form articles about a range of topics that have nothing to do with celebrities.
Published 20 days ago by Fan Buyer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
One of my favorite magazines to read. Very educational and informative
Published 24 days ago by catherine arakhamia
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
Terrific magazine. Always interesting articles
Published 1 month ago by Sharon Hulton
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