But it's comma, comma, comma, comma, comma chameleon over there at Portland Monthly, which features three variations on punctuating the title. We have the online version:
Calendar Girl, Arrested. Freed [comma following "Girl"; period after "Arrested"]
Then there is the title as it appears in the print version:
Calendar Girl, Arrested, Freed [comma following "Girl" and another comma after "Arrested"]Finally, there is the title as it appears on the contents page of the print version:
Calendar Girl Arrested, Freed [comma following "Arrested"]So which, if any of these, is correct? That would be the punctuation you find on the contents page of the print version: "Calendar Girl Arrested, Freed" (with the online version being, perhaps, the greatest violator of original intent):
But look at me, getting all hung up over some silly commas and a period. This story is so good it doesn't matter how you punctuate the title, and how many stories out there can make that claim? I could actually apply some simplistic literary analysis to justify each of these variations, and thereby reveal some hitherto-unsuspected genius to some carefully crafted editorial decisions, but Kurt would undoubtedly step in and tell me to just stop it, and stop it now.
To which I say, "OK, I, will, stop, it, now."