Explain: Cover Headlines

We've been talking about it for a while, and we've come to this conclusion: We hate cover headlines. They aim to say everything, but really, say nothi
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We've been talking about it for a while, and we've come to this conclusion: We hate cover headlines. They aim to say everything, but really, say nothi
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We've been talking about it for a while, and we've come to this conclusion: We hate cover headlines. They aim to say everything, but really, say nothing at all. We get that it's an advertising thing for all of those non-subscribers out there, but shouldn't the cover girl be enough? We're reminded of this whenever we find ourselves envious of most foreign fashion covers, especially the latest Vogue Italia with a magical Natalia covered by only one (very appropriate) word: ICON. Now, that says it all. People already try to knock us for reading fashion magazines as part of our literary diet, and it doesn't help our case when our eyes are peeking over the top of a cover that reads "DIY Dermatology" "The Junk Food Diet," and "Space-Age Fitness" (all US Vogue headlines, mind you, but they're not the only culprits). We wish covers would return to the days of Dali art - couldn't magazines at least go the way of Bazaar and send cover line-less editions to subscribers? They clutter and confuse what should be the best photo of the entire edition. But phrases like "plastic surgery" sort of kill the glamour buzz. What do you guys think? --JAZZI McGILBERT