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Patrick Sauer

Smithsonian Magazine

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Past articles by Patrick:

These Vintage Photos of Venus and Serena Williams Reveal the Truth of 'King Richard'

Seen as preteens, the future tennis sensations loved each other as much as they loved the sport → Read More

How Cameo Turned D-List Celebs Into a Monetization Machine

How Cameo turned D-list celebs into an addictive monetization machine. → Read More

How Kentucky's $2 Million Dinosaur Ark Became a Mecca for Modern Creationism

A full-grown Tyrannosaurus rex would have been one of the more frightening creatures to come across in the wild, but a baby T. rex? Adorable.... → Read More

The History of O. Henry's 'The Gift of the Magi'

The beloved Christmas short story may have been dashed off on deadline but its core message has endured → Read More

Was the Horny, Hard-Partying Mayhem of ’80s Comedy Worth the Price?

In his new book ‘Wild and Crazy Guys,’ Nick de Semlyen takes a hard look at the men who sacrificed body and mind for the decade’s comedy blockbusters → Read More

The Bitter Life Of A Shattered Jockey: A Mostly True Story

The 1973 Philadelphia Sports Writers Association Awards banquet wasn’t lacking for starpower. Flyers legend Bobby Clarke, who became only the ninth player in NHL history to score 100 points with his 104-point 1972-73 campaign, was one of the honorees. So too was Penn State running back and newly-minted Heisman Trophy winner John Cappelletti. The featured speaker that evening was Joe Paterno, who… → Read More

It’s Tennis, Charlie Brown

An obscure character was a stand-in for the creator of Peanuts when he fell in love with tennis during the sport’s boom in the 1970s. → Read More


Clea DuVall Is Veep's Most Singular Player

As Marjorie Palmiotti, the actress's Secret Service standout has the HBO hit's final season on lock. → Read More

Hidden in a Basement for 70 Years, Newly Discovered Documents Shed Light on Jewish Life and Culture Before WWII

The 170,000 pages found might be “the most important collection of Jewish archives since the Dead Sea Scrolls.” → Read More


Gary Sheffield Talks About the Dwindling Number of Black Players in MLB and Kneeling for the National Anthem

An honest conversation with one of baseball's most outspoken personalities. → Read More

Remember When It Was the 1970s? Yeah, Us Too

Steve Rushin's memoir, Sting-Ray Afternoons, has left us thinking about the glory days of the 1970s, when it was particularly good to be a kid. → Read More

Bullets Travel at 1,700 Miles Per Hour. These Stunning Images Capture What Happens After Impact.

In HAIL, Kentucky photographer Garret O. Hansen turns spent rounds and shredded targets into art. → Read More

The True Story Behind Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler and Her Mixed-Up Files

Fifty years ago, author E.L. Konigsburg wrote her children's literature classic that highlighted the wonder of museums → Read More

The Little-known Civil Rights-Era Story of Booker Wright

Do you know the story of Booker Wright, the man who spoke up about the African American experience when the consequences would be brutal? Well, you should. → Read More


GQ+A: Kevin McHale on James Harden's Breakout Season, Centers Shooting Threes, and His Pick for MVP

A far-ranging conversation with the Celtics legend. → Read More

Using Books to Bust the Monolothic Myth of "Rural" America

Rural America is much bigger than the punditry, and it includes parts of every state in the nation. Red, Blue, and In-Between. → Read More

Using Books to Bust the Monolithic Myth of "Rural" America

Rural America is much bigger than the punditry, and it includes parts of every state in the nation. Red, Blue, and In-Between. → Read More

Floyd Mayweather Willing to Give Conor McGregor $15 Million to Fight

McGregor had previously demanded a $100 million purse to fight Mayweather. → Read More

How Accurate Is the Movie “Allied”?

The best spies won’t leave behind an evidence trail, but then how will audiences know what’s true and what’s fiction? → Read More

Joe Buck on Being a Sportscaster, and Being Human

Longtime sportscaster Joe Buck joined us to talk about writing his memoir Lucky Bastard, in which he proves to readers that he's actually (gasps!) human. → Read More