Who Wore It Best: Taylor Swift Magazine Covers Compared

Tom Scocca · 11/13/14 11:55AM

Everyone wants Taylor Swift on their magazine cover this week. Everyone needs Taylor Swift on their magazine cover this week. But whose Taylor Swift magazine cover best gets at the essence of the Taylor Swift phenomenon? Who wins the Taylor Swift cover sweepstakes and two tickets to Subway (sponsored by Diet Coke and iHeart Radio)?

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon's Terrible Naked Pregnant Pose

Maureen O'Connor · 04/12/11 05:07PM

Of all terrible naked pregnant poses, man hand bra is my least favorite. The problem is that, when a man puts his hands on his wife's tits, he automatically makes a grabbing motion. See how Nick's fingers are tensed, his thumbs outstretched and gripping? That is the source of the awkwardness. This is not an elegant nude. This is a virile man getting to second base with a lady he recently knocked up.

Time Boldly Declares Tuesday's Winners

Jim Newell · 10/29/10 03:54PM

The cover of Time's election preview issue reads, "How a new breed of Republicans tapped into voter rage and upset the Establishment—but can they govern?" More pertinently, can half of the candidates on Time's cover win their elections?

Rolling Stone's True Blood Cover: Gross Vampire Threesome

Max Read · 08/17/10 09:07PM

Rolling Stone has a cover story about HBO's vampire-sex show True Blood, and for the photo... well, they got stars Anna Paquin, Alexander Skarsgard and Stephen Moyer naked, and then... uh, they seem to have sprayed them with fake blood.

Girl-On-Girl Magazine Covers: Shameless, Popular As Ever

Hamilton Nolan · 06/19/08 04:34PM

The new issue of W is a fine example of a shameless girl-on-girl magazine cover: to this day, one of the surest ways to guarantee sales on the news stand, regardless how vapid the interior editorial content may be. Whether you loathe it (exploitation!) or love it (exploitation is hot!), it's a design trope almost as common as the between-the-legs A-frame photo. Below, five more famous examples from the recent past. The only way to fight the enemy is to know the enemy.