In honor of the 20th anniversary of our first issue, here's a look back at notable covers:

May 4, 2001

September 21, 2001

October 18, 2002

May 9, 2003

November 19, 2004

December 9, 2005

March 24, 2006

November 3, 2006

February 23, 2007

September 12, 2008

December 11, 2009

August 13, 2010

May 13, 2011


April 20, 2012

October 30, 2013

February 28, 2014

March 28, 2014

July 17, 2015

March 4, 2016

November 25, 2016

January 27, 2017

January 19, 2018

October 5, 2018

May 10, 2019

March 13, 2020

May 15, 2020

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