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Smithsonian Magazine - March 1912

Front Cover: Smithsonian - Titanic: The Survivors' Stories.

Front Cover: Smithsonian - Titanic: The Survivors' Stories. A natural phenomenon and the machine age converged in the 1912 Titanic Disaster. Illustration by Tim O'Brien. Volume 42, Number 11, March 2012. GGA Image ID # 1109ce2172

Contents

FEATURES

  • Shadow of the Titanic
    One hundred years after the ocean liner struck an iceberg and sank, the tragedy still looms large in the popular psyche
    BY ANDREW WILSON ILLUSTRATION BY ROBERT G. LLOYD
  • OPTICAL ILLUSION
    A new explanation for the disaster
    ILLUSTRATIONS BY CHARLES FLOYD
  • THEY MISSED THE BOAT
    Luminaries who almost took the fateful trip
    BY GREG DAUGHERTY
  • National Treasure
    From the Smithsonian Collections
    ONE-STEP WONDER
    The Polaroid SX-70 was the technological marvel of its time
    BY OWEN EDWARDS

SHOOTING STARS

  • The New Stars of Photography
    Twelve renowned photographers introduce up-and-coming artists whose works break new ground plus:
  • The Unfortunate Traveler
    A NEW POEM BY BILLY COLLINS
  • WILLIAM COUPON presents
    Delphine Diaw Diallo
  • DAVID BURNETT presents
    Sirio Magnabosco
  • DONNA FERRATO presents
    Tomeu Coll
  • MARTIN PARR presents
    Robin Maddock
  • MARY ELLEN MARK presents
    José Antonio Martinez
  • JOEL MEYEROWITZ presents
    Jonathan Smith
  • SYLVIA PLACHY presents
    Pilar Belmonte
  • BRUCE WEBER presents
    Jeremy Everett
    CINDY SHERMAN presents
    Lisa K. Blatt
  • REZA presents
    Farzana Wahidy
  • ALBERT WATSON presents
    Keith Coleman
  • STEVE WINTER presents
    Chris Linder

COLUMNS

  • Profile
    ERROL MORRIS
    By Ron Rosenbaum
  • Science
    THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES
    By Carl Zimmer
  • Food + Culture
    FOOD TRUCK NATION
    By Jonathan Gold
  • Books
    A NEW BIOGRAPHY OF JAMES BROWN
    By Chloë Schama

PHENOMENON

  • Perception
    ESSAY
    By Diane Ackerman
  • DATA VISUALIZATION
    By Sarah Zielinski
  • SPEAKING AMERICAN
    By Abigail Tucker
  • PHEROMONES
    By Sarah Everts
  • WHY ARE SOME FEATHERS BLUE?
    By Helen Fields
  • THE CAVE ART DEBATE
    By Andrew Curry
  • TRICK OF THE EYE
    By Teller

DEPARTMENTS

  • Contributors
  • From the Editor
    PERCEPTION AND THE TITANIC
  • The Conversation
    LETTERS, E-MAILS AND TWEETS
  • From the Castle
    DREAM BUILDING
  • Around the Mall
    INSIDE THE BOX
    Video games as art
  • PLAYLIST
    QUETZAL: IMAGINAMES
  • TRENDING
    SEEING PAST TWILIGHT
  • ASK SMITHSONIAN
  • HERE & NOW
  • Fast Forward
    FABULOUS NEW LUXURY HOTEL—IN NORTH KOREA

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