Early covers of famous magazines

Poached from Hurricane Vanessa‘s blog. She says that she poached it from flavorwire.com (I can’t check, the servers seem to be down!). Additional research by me. Which means I got deliciously lost in Google and found a whole lot of cool new ideas instead of working, which I should have been doing.

I love these sorts of things – I love looking at the design and seeing the snapshot of the time that was. One of the life goals (there are many) is to work in magazine publishing one day. In my opinion, there are few things as amazing as the feel of a brand-new glossy mag.

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Miley Cyrus covers Nirvana. Seriously.

Just a little filler before you get a nice long post later today or early tomorrow. It’s golden.

Miley Cyrus covers Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit during a recent show in Ecuador.

Props to her for trying. She has a great, gravelly voice that works… up to a point. She’s no Kurt Cobain, but she didn’t completely bomb out.

Also, it’s great that she’s actually got a decent taste in music. You get +5 appreciation points, Miley. But -8 for the glittery pants.

Seriously. But it’s still Miley. Doing Nirvana. My mind exploded.

It’s Robert Pattinson on Vanity Fair… With a reptile.

I would love to know the thoughts behind the styling and theme for the latest edition of Vanity Fair. Seriously.

I mean, apart from the entertainment value. The hysterical giggle that burst through my lips when I first saw it.

Sure, there’s the fact that it was taken by superstar photographer Annie Liebovitz. So, therefore, it must by default be awesome.

But it’s Robert Pattinson. Dressed as Crocodile Dundee. With a baby reptile slung over his shoulder all casual-like.

You know you want to see it, so I’m happy to oblige.

Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson on the cover of Vanity Fair.

There’s also a really cool interview, where he talks about fame, Kristen Stewart, admiring Charlie Sheen (!) and working on his latest film.

What does Justin Bieber know about rape? Or abortion?

Justin Bieber's Rolling Stone cover

Justin Bieber on the cover of Rolling Stone.

You know, I was going to let this go. But I don’t think I can.

What. The. Fuck?

In case you haven’t seen it yet, Justin Bieber gave an interview to Rolling Stone recently in which he expressed opinions on abortion, abortion in the case of rape, sex before marriage, politics, drugs, greed, success, religion and homosexuality.

See Rollingstone.com’s “Tao of Justin Bieber”.

To be fair, it’s not all bad. He has some pretty cool things to say. Not very many, but let’s be fair. On homosexuality, “It’s everyone’s decision to do that. It doesn’t affect me and shouldn’t affect anyone else”. Props.  On his “power”, he says, “I don’t think of myself as powerful. If anything, my fans are powerful. It’s all in their hands. If they don’t buy my albums, I go away.” (I’m restraining myself from making a snarky comment. Be proud.)

But then there are some absolute humdingers. Like his opinions on abortion. And unwanted pregnancies as a result of rape. And this makes me very, very angry – for two different reasons.

Number one was my immediate reaction. What on god’s earth does this 16-year-old kid even understand about abortion. About the debates surrounding abortion. His response is stock-standard. “I really don’t believe in abortion,” he told the interviewer. “It’s like killing a baby.” Okay, that’s fine. I have my beliefs on abortion, you have yours. But he carried on to put his foot in it when he was asked by the interviewer if abortion after a rape was okay. His answer made my blood boil. Continue reading