It happened again. Last week I wrote on Newsweek's choice to have hard-hitting news stories on the covers of its international editions and good-lookin', happy women on the cover of the American version. This week, all the international covers feature a menacing looking Taliban fighter with a rocket launcher on his shoulder and the headline "Losing Afghanistan." The US cover: "My Life in Pictures," about photographer Annie Liebovitz's new book.
I love Liebovitz--really, I do, especially that iconic Rolling Stone cover of John Lennon and Yoko Ono in bed (shot the day before Lennon's murder)--but in an election year when the US is fighting two simultaneous wars, is her new book of pictures really the most newsworthy?
Read "Your brain on Newsweek."