Covering the Greek crisis

The financial crisis in Greece has led to the predictable references in the media to Grecian Formula and Greek dramas. But this clever cover and headline from The Economist caught my eye this week.

I wasn’t the only one who was attracted to this cover, a riff on the movie poster to the movie “Apocalypse Now.” This week, I observed a girl in line at Whole Foods who was attracted by this cover. The girl, who looked to be about 14, picked the magazine from the rack and stared at the cover for a good 15 seconds. She then flipped through the magazine for a minute or two before placing it back on the rack, unpurchased.

I didn’t buy the magazine either, but I read the story online.