"That looks like Sam Lipsyte," I said when I saw the proof of this week's cover. Well, GUESS WHO IT IS??
The photo is by Asger Carlsen, whose creepy modified photos are worth a browse. Our art director Justin Scrappers Morrison explained that he chose the image "for the fucking fantasy of it," adding, "It links directly to the lead story."
(If you're playing "Find the Lipsyte," he also makes an appearance in Marc Maron's new memoir as "Sam," the writer-friend who advised Maron not to leave his first wife. Give that the the qualifier "first" is necessary, you can guess whether Maron took the advice.)