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July 30, 2014
Fun at the Fest
Festing in style at the 48th annual Nordic Fest are Julie Barth (left) and Billie Jo West of La Crosse, Wis. For more photos, see this week's Decorah Newspapers. (Photo by Lissa Blake)
Monday, February 24, 2014 1:00 PM
When Vogue magazine published its April 2008 issue, featuring on its cover the Annie Liebovitz photograph of NBA all-star LeBron James and Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen, representatives for the magazine noted two things:
First: It was the first time in its 122-year history that Vogue had featured an African American man on its cover.
Second – and this, in the face of widespread critique of the image for what many media commentators saw as its reinforcement of racial stereotypes – the cover “sought to celebrate two superstars at the top of their game.”
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