I enjoy that W magazine is still doing artsy covers. It’s nice to have something leap out at you on the newsstands for reasons other than insane Photoshop jobs.
There’s a SWINTON quality to its austere fearlessness. It doesn’t want to be pretty. It just wants to seep into you. So while I don’t know if I LIKE it, exactly — I never imagined a cross between Elizabeth and The Crucible; come to think of it, though, I am fairly sure the Virgin Queen would in a fit of pique testify to seeing Robert Dudley with the devil — I am definitely pleased it exists, and gives me something fresh to look at when I’m taking a break from bewailing the usual suspects.