Welcome back to FishbowlNY’s weekly Cover Battle. Today we have Smithsonian versus The Hollywood Reporter. Smithsonian’s cover features a Thomas Jefferson collage that is so detailed it even includes his scarf. Our founding fathers sure were neck wear enthusiasts. Granted, there wasn’t much else to get excited about back then. When John Adams showed up to a meeting rocking a new scarf, people probably discussed it for weeks. Except for George Washington, he was most likely stewing in a corner because no one noticed his new perm. He was such a diva.
THR went with a photograph of Snoop Dogg smoking a joint. We refuse to refer to him as “Snoop Lion.” The only reason we’re not blasting him about that whole “Lion” thing is because Doggystyle is a classic. Otherwise we’d point out that changing your name from something dumb to something slightly more dumb at 40 years old is a bit ridiculous.
So readers, which cover is better? You can vote, comment, or do both.