American Society of Magazine Editors has voted that this Rolling Stones cover from January 1981 is their all time favorite magazine cover. This photo of John Lennon was taken just hours before he was shot on December 8, 1980.
This is not my favorite photograph of John Lennon (it's ruined for me by Yoko's appearance) but then magazine covers are selected more for their shock value than to entice their purchase by the intellectual crowd.
A nude shot of a pregnant Demi Moore received the second largest number of votes by the ASME.
A Corner Where L.A. Hits Rock Bottom
A few hours after a homeless guy named Virgil died of an overdose in the portable toilet, the blue plastic outhouse at 6th and San Julian streets was back in business. Not as a toilet, but as a house of prostitution.Five portable toilets stand at that corner in the darkened heart of skid row. T.J. says she sometimes has a customer in each of them — a john in every john — and scurries from one to the next, taking care of business.
"I run this corner," says the stocky 52-year-old woman, whose initials stand for Thick and Juicy. "I'm the madam, and those are the cathouses."
Who knew that anyone could be so desperate? It scares me that a Master race of Aliens might one day judge our planet by what they read in the news.