Seeing Green

SEEING GREEN….The American Society of Magazine Editors has chosen the year’s best magazine covers, and I’m seriously underwhelmed. Were these really the most compelling covers of the entire year?

Mostly, though, I was intrigued by the winner in the Celebrity category, a Harper’s Bazaar cover featuring actress Julianne Moore. Here’s what the New York Times said about it:

The awards panel said in a statement that the Julianne Moore cover was a breakthrough on several levels. Ms. Moore is not automatically perceived as someone whose picture alone can sell magazines. On this cover, her face is partially obscured by her red hair. She is not flashing a big smile. And her dress and the type used on the cover are green, a color often worn by redheads but one that has traditionally been considered poison on the newsstand.

Really? Green is newstand poison? Am I the only person on the planet who didn’t know this?

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