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Nov 13, 2014 fletc3her commented on Michelle MacLaren Should Direct Wonder Woman (and Other Movies).
Julie Taymor and Nora Ephron come to mind as notable female directors. And of course, Elaine May.
Nov 13, 2014 fletc3her commented on Michelle MacLaren Should Direct Wonder Woman (and Other Movies).
@2 Don't forget Catwoman!

Nov 13, 2014 fletc3her commented on The Morning News: Washington Tightens Logging Rules to Prevent Catastrophic Mudslides.
Twitter is another possible problem. We're all luddites who just haven't caught on yet. Twitter is just so much work.
Nov 13, 2014 fletc3her commented on The Morning News: Washington Tightens Logging Rules to Prevent Catastrophic Mudslides.
The music coverage on SLOG is rather cloying.

Is there anything (my comments excepted) more boring than hearing hipsters babble on about "important" 45s from garage bands nobody has heard of? They used to be over on LineOut and we could pop over and marvel at the banality of a record nerd's existence every once in a while.

We come to slog for the banality of politics, damn it.
Nov 13, 2014 fletc3her commented on Amazon Settles Contract Dispute with Hachette—Does That Mean It's OK to Buy from Amazon Now?.
It is never okay to order from Amazon. Or, probably Hachette for that matter.
Nov 13, 2014 fletc3her commented on The Case for PrEP, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love HIV-Positive Guys.
As to condoms it is of course worth noting that PrEP does nothing to stem the transmission of Syphilis, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Herpes, or HPV. Many of these infections are transmitted by asymptomatic carriers. Your partner can give you the disease before s/he even knows they have it. Condoms help with most of them, but only if used for both anal and oral sex. PrEP does not do away with the need for frequent STD testing for non-monogamous sexually active people.
Nov 13, 2014 fletc3her commented on The Case for PrEP, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love HIV-Positive Guys.
Thank you for writing this. PrEP is a drug whose time has come. I went to a community meeting about it at the Rainbow Center in Tacoma just last night.

There will be 500 or more new HIV infections in Washington this year. With 7 million residents that may not seem like a lot, but unfortunately 75% of new infections are in the MSM population. Out of some 200,000 MSM in Washington as many as 375 may contract HIV this year. (Napkin calculations all.)

PrEP is expensive, but it's use while you are sexually active and particularly if you are in a relationship with an HIV+ partner could save you from a lifetime of taking more expensive drugs with more serious side effects.

It is also allowing HIV- women to get pregnant while married to an HIV+ partner which is something of a miracle for those couples.
Nov 12, 2014 fletc3her commented on The Song of the Day Comes With a Question: Do People Still Love Marilyn Manson?.
His shtick always felt pretty tired to me.
Nov 12, 2014 fletc3her commented on Another Casualty on Capitol Hill: The Redwood Is Closing.
There are so many bars on Capitol Hill.
 

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