It is not unusual for competing magazines to have the same coverstories. Circulation, after all, is like fighting a war. Nonetheless,the battles are fought in the strangest places. Take the annual duelbetween New York Magazine and Time Out New York: This and last week eachhave covers selling their popular “Cheap Eats” and “Eat Cheap” features.Interesting how the language of “cheap” is either a beautiful modelwith luscious lips or reference to mustard and ketchup (or is it catsup?). Oh,and plastic cutlery is pretty cheap too.
(Covers, from top, NY Mag: 2010, TONY: 2009, TONY: 2010, and insideillustration (NY Mag): 2008, LAMag: 2009)