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Since fashion magazines exist mostly to be talked about, it’s hard to know what counts as a controversy.

For instance, what should we make of the squabble over *Vogue*’s April cover? Various blogs took Annie Liebowitz’s Lebron-Gisele pairing as a racially-inappropriate King Kong reference. (For the record, we were more concerned with the effect on Lebron’s shot at the championship.)

But making the press rounds, there haven’t been many folks willing to weigh in. The NAACP has gone on record saying it prefers to deal with “weightier issues,” a back-handed way of saying, “don’t call here again.” LeBron himself seems to think the playoffs count as a weightier issue.

And he’s probably right.

—R.B.

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  • Russell Brandom