Star Spangled Magazine Covers
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Star Spangled Magazine Covers (page 1)
Xah Lee, 2004-06, 2010-08-07
Every so often you'll find the stars'n'stripes theme in various forms in American magazines: music mags, women's mags, photo mags, fashion mags, and political mags. Americans love it. In these mags, there are also abnormal frequency of the word America or American: American Fashion, Sex in America, America's sweetheart; while hardly ever other country or continent's name. For the average American, America = the world, and that's how Americans like it, and the capitalistic consummeristic America sells by it.
Does other country's magazines frequently cite their own country this or that? I think it's uniquely US phenomenon. Possibly UK in some degree too.
〈Paper〉 magazine, showing a pretty girl (Ivana Miličević?) clad in red-white striped sundress with a button-pin of peace-sign on flag. (notable is her runway chest. US magazines usually sport chesty women.)
2001-09-11 issue of Rolling Stone, showing a US flag brooch. Brooch is just called pin in US, and is a American thing.
Brat Britney Spears on Vogue.
See also: Baby One More Time.
Actress Lisa Marie (b1968) on Gear.
Jaime Bergman (b1975), Playboy's Playmate, January 1999, on the cover of Gear magazine, semi-baring her breast in a tattered shirt of US Flag imprint.
Sex in the City queen Sarah Jessica Parker (b1965).
Fitness model Torrie Wilson (b1975) on a wrestling magazine. “Made in America!” Her beautiful bare butt makes friend with a US flag. Note that care has been taken so that she doesn't actually sit on it.
Christian war monger George W Bush versus presidential candidate John Kerry on Time magazine, 2004-10-18, cover illustration by Daniel Adel. ❐
Bruce Springsteen on Rolling Stone. The date of this cover may be one of 1985-10-10, 1986-02-27, 1987-02-26. See also Born in the USA lyrics.
Hustler magazine cover, 2002-07.
See also: Hustler's Flag Porn.
It is my guess that every American pop magazine has a flag-adorned cover once or more. The ones shown in this page are just the tip of a iceberg. If you spotted one, please let me know!