Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Abu Ghraib


A gallery owner in San Francisco's North Beach takes a beating, literally, for displaying an oil painting of Abu Ghraib. Capobianco Gallery owner Lori Haigh knuckles under to thugs and closes up shop. Artist Guy Colwell, whose painting "Abuse," displayed in Capobianco's window, attracted the controversy, fares somewhat better: San Francisco supes may put his work up at City Hall. Underdog paper the Examiner was faster and more extensive on this story, but the Chronicle has an interesting snapshot of the dispirited Haigh. Local blogger Fenimore Cooper has speculated and commented from the beginning of this issue, and his latest thoughts are worth a read.