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Cover Battle: Businessweek or Elle

Welcome back to another FishbowlNY Cover Battle, our weekly feature that asks readers to pick the better of two fantastic magazine covers. This week we have Businessweek versus Elle. Businessweek bounced back after an unusually bad cover last issue to bless us with this ultra-creepy one. If you stare at this lady long enough you’ll have nightmares for at least a week, which — fittingly enough — is the same effect stepping into a Walmart can have.

Elle went with a photograph of the talented and intelligent Jennifer Lawrence for its December cover. We love Lawrence, but we really chose this cover because it reminded us of bananas, which made us consider buying some banana pudding. And look, if your day involves pudding, you really have nothing to complain about.

So readers, which cover is better? You can vote, comment, or do both.

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