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    Smithsonian

    4.5 out of 5 stars 416 customer reviews

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    Product Description

    Subscription Length: 1 year

    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, dining discounts when you visit the Smithsonian, and more.

    Product Details

    Subscription Length: 1 year
    • 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 (416 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3 in Magazines (See Top 100 in Magazines)
    • This magazine subscription is provided by Synapse

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    67 of 69 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Updated review: It's changed and NOT for the better~ March 20, 2011
    Subscription Term Name:1 year auto-renewal
    I have been a LOOOOOOOOONG time subscriber to National Geographic, and while I do enjoy many of the articles, I do find it to be a bit more tedious and political now than in the past. I began looking for another magazine to supplement my growing list of subscriptions (with the digital age well upon us, magazine prices are the lowest in history - subscribe today!)

    What I love about Smithsonian magazine is that it takes an educational and sociological standpoint. The articles are well written and very explanatory. I feel as if I am reading small educational and enlightening articles that expand my knowledge about a variety of topics.

    In my recent issue I read about the possible discovery and attempt to validate Blackbeard's sunken ship. I also read and learned about some of the migratory patterns of African zebras and the concerns that a fence around a national park there would inhibit their ability to find water. Also included was a fun article about Luddites! The article discussing the proposal for a dam in the Amazon was very neutral and covered both sides of the issue: the environmental impact vs. the need for electricity and income to the region (as well as touching on the problem of mining in the area also). My favorite was a short biography of Gauguin. Then a wonderful article about two of the leaders of the Cherokee Nation and their fight to prevent the Trail of Tears tragedy. Finally there was an article about censorship and free speech in Burma (Myanmar) and an article showing an interesting and artistic look at the brain.

    All of this in one issue!!! Not to mention all of the little extras included. There is a lot of variety in each issue. I read each and every one of the stories and plan on enjoying issues for many months and years to come.
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    110 of 117 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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    71 of 74 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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    110 of 119 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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    63 of 68 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars Smithsonian and Amazon DISHONESTY! February 23, 2014
    Subscription Term Name:1 year
    Update 2/23/2014:

    I discovered my initial review was not attached to a current listing, despite the picture of my review showing the current issue on this Amazon listing. Somehow Smithsonian found a way to re-list their magazine subscription without carrying over the negative reviews from the past. I am not sure how this occurred, but it is unethical and dishonest - especially since many of the reviews were based on what is the current model of the magazine. Read on to see why I went from FIVE stars to TWO stars over the course of many years with this magazine.
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    I have been a LOOOOOOOOONG time subscriber to National Geographic, and while I do enjoy many of the articles, I do find it to be a bit more tedious and political now than in the past. I began looking for another magazine to supplement my growing list of subscriptions (with the digital age well upon us, magazine prices are the lowest in history - subscribe today!)

    What I love about Smithsonian magazine is that it takes an educational and sociological standpoint. The articles are well written and very explanatory. I feel as if I am reading small educational and enlightening articles that expand my knowledge about a variety of topics.

    In my recent issue I read about the possible discovery and attempt to validate Blackbeard's sunken ship. I also read and learned about some of the migratory patterns of African zebras and the concerns that a fence around a national park there would inhibit their ability to find water. Also included was a fun article about Luddites! The article discussing the proposal for a dam in the Amazon was very neutral and covered both sides of the issue: the environmental impact vs.
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