I'd be horrified if The Baltimore Sun ever made such changes in a photo, and I consider the Time alteration outrageous (the cover was recalled). But the Washingtonian cover is an inevitable step in the entertainment media's scramble for hot-selling issues. For years, in pursuit of the perfect cover shoot, fashion magazines have airbrushed movie stars and other entertainers to within an inch of their lives. (And that pales in comparison to the anorexia-inducing pressures that models endure.) Washingtonian is following that route, sacrificing truth for beauty. And just as I would never take a Vogue or Vanity Fair shot of Demi Moore as a representation of what she actually looks like, I'll hold Washingtonian to that same low standard.