First things first: please send all hate mail concerning this month's cover to my attention. Yes, I'm to blame. Yes, I know it's provocative. And yes, I'm probably going to hell. I'll say what I always say when people complain about a cover: it was the best blend of artist and technology available in one image. But, as Madonna once said, express yourself. So I await your missives.
Rather than defend myself, or perhaps more appropriately, defend Madonna for her controversial yet still