Is this something new in newspaper design? Was it cocktail hour at the Courant?
I know proofreading is a lost art, but really….
UPDATE (from one who knows):
… the ad folks are behind it. It’s supposed to represent steam rising from the coffee in the lower right hand corner. I didn’t get it. You didn’t get it. I’ll bet the guy who came up with the idea didn’t get it either.
The layout people are usually pretty good. I’m sure they protested, but were over ruled.
(Thanks for the explanation, GB)