Thursday, December 30, 2004

Yellow Journalism

At 3411 California, the Hat Mart, a millenary shop established in 1915, is still in business. Its bay windows jutting out into the sidewalk, displaying red satins and veils, the likes of which could have been worn before the War to End All Wars. While around the corner on Cherokee, a shuttered storefront window is covered with newspapers that bare the headlines of the carnage in Iraq. Already the newsprint is turning yellow.