Today the Star chooses to highlight on Page One — the most important story, allegedly — the All Souls procession that will take place in three days. This is an important story because it is about marching. It is also about the dead. There are, if you have not already surmised, many dead people. Presumably they do not read the paper and won’t be marching. When it comes to the Star, however, they may make an exception and take in the deathly prose. They — the dead, that is — should be honored sometimes. Usually we do that when they die. But then Nov. 2 was the DAY OF THE DEAD. That’s a time to remember those who have kicked the bucket and to go to the cemetery and dine with the dead. November 6, the day of the dead march, also marks the temporary death of Daylight Savings and the birthday of Emma Stone, who is not dead. It’s also Ethan Hawke’s birthday, who isn’t dead either, but nonetheless gives deadening performances.
But back to today: The paper noted in a deadly dull story on Page one below the fold that some cancer drugs pose “rare heart risks.” There’s another story below the fold that says Hillary Clinton’s appearance in Tempe was one of her biggest yet.
That was news.