We wanted to acknowledge, for those not paying close attention, that this week's Al French cover is an homage to Time
magazine. We saw their cover design on May 19 for another strong character, and we simply couldn't resist making a version of our own. (No, we don't think Putin and French have much in common, besides being ambitious and powerful in their own way.) Kudos to the Inlander
's art director, Chris Bovey.