A few cool things from the newsstands the past couple weeks that you may have missed:
A stark obit-cover from Entertainment Weekly on Heath Ledger. Great photograph by Martin Schoeller from a Nov. 4, 2005 shoot in New York. I'm guessing, though, that there were some arguments for the Schoeller photo that ran as lede on the inside spread, below:
As far as the cover goes, a bold departure from the norm for EW, but I think they could have taken it a step or two further and been even more successful. How about making the EW flag tiny enough to fit in that white space at the top, rather than overlapping? And popping the Ledger nameline down below his chin? I know, I know: newsstand sales. But still.
And a great spread in Sunday's New York Times Magazine, on this year's breakthrough performances in film, with an unbelievable 28-photo collection of portraits by Ryan McGinley. Among my favorites, the cover with Juno's Ellen Page, above, and Michael Cera, below, recognized for Superbad.