EDITOR'S NOTE

Covers and idolation. Magazines, newspapers, press. NY Observer just rated editors of all of these “arbiters of taste” based on looks. Pictures were published. On the point basis—like 7.9. or 4.3. Two editors refused photos, 23 were game, and contributed.
These poor Mexicans, he reflected, were not the first to pour out their love in this simple fashion. Raphael and Titian had made costumes for Her in their time, and the great masters had made music for Her, and the great architects had built cathedrals for Her. Long before Her years on earth, in the long twilight between the Fall and the Redemption, the pagan sculptors were always trying to achieve the image of a goddess who should yet be a woman.
—Willa Cather, Death Comes to the Archbishop
Lo Jay . . . J Lo . . .
“Make the child feel that picture taking is recreational.”
—unidentified magazine editorial found with current cover photo

Devon Dikeou
New York, New York
2001