A Fine Line: Controversial Magazine Covers

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  • TIME
  • Rolling Stone
  • Vanity Fair
  • Esquire
  • TIME
  • Rolling Stone
  • Kerry Washington
  • Beyoncé
  • Ebony
  • Oprah
  • Bloomberg Businessweek
  • Ebony
  • Ebony
  • The New Yorker
  • Rolling Stone
  • Time
  • Vibe
  • TIME

Life + Times

When a TIME writer explored the popularity of science vs. religion in 1966 with this story, the stark, image-less cover attracted all kinds of responses. Some 3,500 letters (you know, those things we sent before email and tweets) were addressed to the publication's editors.

(Photo: TIME Magazine, April 1966)