In a short post about the cover, Françoise Mouly, The New Yorker’s art editor, quotes Rodriguez as saying that “A part of America died on January 6th. The flag at half-mast marks that moment.”
In her post, Mouly also directs readers to some of the magazine’s already-published coverage of the tragic day, including pieces by Evan Osnos, Masha Gessen and Vinson Cunningham. Keep reading here. Additional pieces will be published online on Monday, Jan. 11, when the issue hits newsstands.