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March 2012

Smithsonian March 2012

Opening Announcements, Cover, Contents

From the Editor, The Conversation, From the Castle

Profile "Errol Morris", Science "The Secret Life of Bees", Food+Culture "Food Truck Nation"



By various authors

Shadow of the Titanic

One hundred years after the ocean liner struck an iceberg and sank, the tragedy still looms large in the popular pysche.

By Andrew Wilson

National Treasure

One Step Wonder: The Polaroid SX-70 was the technological marvel of its time.

By Owen Edwards

The New Stars of Photography

Twelve renowned photographs introduce up-and-coming artists whose work break new ground.

Part I

Part II


A new biography of James Brown.

By Chloe Schama

Around the Mall

Fast Forward

A Fabulous New Luxury Hotel--In North Korea