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March 2012

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LIAM HEMSWORTH

As one of the stars of the much-anticipated sci-fi blockbuster The Hunger Games, the Aussie heartthrob is poised to become America's biggest crush since Robert Pattinson in The Twilight Saga. But if the 22-year-old has any trepidation about impending stardom, he doesn't show it—instead, he's busying himself making Jack in the Box runs and gazing in wonderment at the North American squirrel.

WELCOME TO DONOR NATION—HOME OF THE (NEW) PART-TIME DAD

More and more men are doing a solid for female friends in need by donating their sperm, then going on to play a diaper-free role in the child's life. Call it fatherhood lite—a way of spending QT with a cute kid, without the drudgery of full-time parenting. For some, it can work out great, but for others it's an emotional time bomb.

ON A HIGH NOTE

The otherworldly pitch of his voice has earned Iestyn Davies, the new rock star of opera, comparisons to the castrati of yore. But it's clear from his looks, his training regimen, and his competitive streak that the 32-year-old British countertenor is all man. Just ask his swooning fans.
Fashion

HOLLYWOOD NIGHTS

Four of 2012's hottest young actors—suited up in this spring's Dolce & Gabbana—hit the town with a pair of gorgeous models. Guess what happens next.
Fashion

JUST A SPLASH

The season's freshest scents are literally bursting onto the scene.

A SIMPLE PLAN

This season, keep your wardrobe sleek, minimalist, and clean.

STRONG SUITS

Head to the beach in a pair of these swim trunks and all eyes will be on you.
Last Call

OUTASIGHT

The 28-year-old singer used to deliver food to Pepsi's offices. Today he's providing the soundtrack to the brand's new ad campaign.

SPECIAL SECTION: THE SOCIAL MAVERICKS

From Lady Gaga's business manager to the duo behind Instagram, these are the social-media innovators revolutionizing the worlds of music, fitness, art, and business. Meet the 12 tech pioneers of 2012 in this preview of the full portfolio on Details.com.
Know & Tell

OBSESSION

The high-design tumbler set that will have your guests raising a glass—again and again.

AUTO

The five best scenic road trips in America—and the best wheels for embarking on them. Plus: the remote-controlled car that goes 100 miles per hour.

TECH

Thin, powerful, and sexy, these Ultrabooks are built to impress. Plus: the hottest digital devices to automate your home.

DRINKS

The best new Spanish wines come from lesser-known grapes and unexpected regions. Plus: bourbon aged at sea.

FOOD

A new crop of modern American eateries prove that Queens—New York's other hip outer borough—is poised to become the city's next great food mecca.
Culture

THE STARLET

For 22-year-old Dakota Johnson, Hollywood royalty born to Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, life's just easier without clothes.

THE TREND

The latest fad among celebs is taking on a second job as a "creative director" for the world's biggest brands. Are they the new class of business leaders—or are they just padding their resumes?

THE CHEAT SHEET

The White Stripes are no more, but these great male-female duos have arrived to take their place.

THE PRIMER

Three smart non-fiction titles that pack big ideas onto every page.

THE BACKSTORY

Celebrity tattooist turned artist Scott Campbell on his sculptures carved from cash.

THE YES LIST

Five things in culture we emphatically endorse this month.

THE WISEGUY

Ricky Martin dishes on his priciest date, the Dalai Lama's sense of humor, and staying in shape between the sheets.
Style

THE PURCHASE

After more than 30 years, Tod's still makes the finest driving moccasin in the world.

THE RULES

This spring, it's out with the American preppy-collegiate look and in with European refinement. Follow these 31 steps for enviable luxe-casual style.

ESSENTIALS

The lightweight jacket we'll be wearing all season is hooded, brightly colored, and an instant mark of cool.

DESTINATION

Manhattan's always-fashionable Tribeca neighborhood kicks it up a notch with a slew of new boutiques.

GROOMING

Why the sonic face brush is the biggest trend in skin care. Plus: five experts on their must-have grooming items.

ENDORSEMENTS

Our 10 favorite things this month, including a modernist espresso-maker and a new line of Paul Smith scarfs.

ACCESSORIES

With their slim faces and reptile-skin straps, these watches are the pinnacle of elegance.
The Body

FITNESS

The world's top celebrity trainers on how to get the latest vanity muscles.

NUTRITION

Find out which so-called health foods are making you fat.

TREND

These ripped, fiftysomething icons (from Sean Penn to Barack Obama) are putting men in their thirties to shame.

TECH

Ten health and fitness apps to download now. Plus: the new wave of smart scales; a sleek tool for on-the-go fitness junkies.

HEALTH

Genetics are only part of the balding story—here's the surprising link between the food you eat and the state of your hairline.

CALENDAR

A foolproof regimen for losing 10 pounds in just 30 days.
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