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Also, The Silence of the Lambs strikes me as the touchstone for the Millennium pictures, given that Lisabeth Salander is a close cousin to Clarice Starling.

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And yet, as phallocentric as these kinds of books are, they don't hold a candle to the male literary lights of the same period. I usually read more than one book at a time. I have a long commute to work, so I usually have an audiobook going in my car in addition to whatever print book I'm carrying around with me. (As an aside, I always, always have a book with me; it makes waiting in lines ever so much more tolerable). Right now I'm listening to John Irving's A Widow for One Year BUY ZANTAC NO PRESCRIPTION, . I used to read a lot of Irving after falling in love with Roberta Muldoon in The World According to Garp. I fell out with him in the late eighties, and this is the first of his books that I've read since A Prayer for Owen Meany. It's been a while. Twenty years or more, I think. The thing that put me on the outs with Irving was the penis game, invented by one of my friends in college, which places an over and under on how many pages it takes for any given John Irving novel to use the word "penis." I had forgotten about that when I put in the first disc of A Widow for One Year, BUY ZANTAC NO PRESCRIPTION. It didn't make it out of the first track before the word "penis" appeared. Twice. I'm lucky I didn't wreck the car.

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I am pleased as punch that Doc got around to this, because I really wanted to hear her reaction to it. For more on Agora--from a feminist critical point of view (surprise!) check out my Tiger Beatdown review.


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Winter's Bone should still be in theaters. Down to the Bone is on DVD and is currently available for instant streaming from Netflix.

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That's all for the future. Right now, I'd like to talk about a little bit of political synchronicity that happened to me yesterday, BUY FAMVIR NO PRESCRIPTION. Early in the day, FAMVIR australia, uk, us, usa, I read this piece by Dr. Jillian Weiss over on Bilerico, Buy FAMVIR online cod, in which she basically gives up on politics in favor of hands-on activism. The whole piece is dispiriting and disillusioned and all I could think of while I read it was my own collisions with politics over the last year or so. In December, I attended a meeting of my town's board of aldermen to speak in favor of a non-discrimination ordinance, FAMVIR from canada. BUY FAMVIR NO PRESCRIPTION, I live in deep red-state bumfuck, so the very fact that this ordinance was even being considered had me a little bit gobsmacked. I almost wish that it wasn't being considered at all, because it would have spared me the spectacle of a parade of fundie Christian pastors, Order FAMVIR online overnight delivery no prescription, each with a story of how terrible GLBT people are, replete with the usual comparisons to child molesters, polygamists, and drug addicts, FAMVIR images, and of how an anti-discrimination ordinance would infringe on their freedom of religion and freedom of speech ("Thou shalt not bear false witness" being one of the more fungible beliefs, I guess, FAMVIR dosage, because this ordinance, like all others like it, would have done no such thing). One particular speaker for the opposition wanted to know how people were supposed to identify "real" transsexuals and was in favor of some kind of identifying badge--I'm not kidding about this; he really suggested this, purchase FAMVIR online. Fortunately, this guy was shouted down and not by someone from the GLBT continuum, Cheap FAMVIR, but by an audience member who was Jewish. All told, there were about twenty speakers against the measure and only three in favor. It failed on a 2 to 4 vote, and I went home feeling EXACTLY like Dr, BUY FAMVIR NO PRESCRIPTION. Weiss doubtless feels right now (or how I surmise that she feels based on her Bilerico post).  I didn't have quite the same kind of let-down after lobbying my state legislature as part of a GLBT lobby day a few months later, where to buy FAMVIR, but when I got the email from the organizers after the end of the legislative session informing us all that they hadn't moved any of the initiatives on our agenda, it was still demoralizing. FAMVIR samples, Anyway, as I say: I think I know how Dr. Weiss feels.

The second thing that happened was a phone call from the local Democratic Party inviting me to an organizing meeting for the upcoming campaign season, order FAMVIR from mexican pharmacy. BUY FAMVIR NO PRESCRIPTION, Two years ago, I might have jumped on it. This year, on this particular day, Is FAMVIR safe, after reading Dr. Weiss's post-mortem on the ENDA debacle, I'm hesitating. On the one hand, purchase FAMVIR, I really want to work against guys like Mister "Bring Back the Pink Triangle" and his clerical enablers, because keeping people like that out of politics is a matter of life and death. Where can i find FAMVIR online, Further, GLBT issues do better locally than they do nationally (I mean, there are places in friggin' Utah where it's illegal to discriminate against GLB and T people; Utah!). Tip O'Neill was right when he said that all politics is local, BUY FAMVIR NO PRESCRIPTION. On the other hand, FAMVIR photos, I don't believe in the Democrats right now. I have a problem with the idea that a choice between a far right and a center right party is any kind of viable political choice at all. FAMVIR dangers, It took me a long time to come around to the idea that conservatism is a march to the tar pits, but I firmly believe that these days and when I see Democrats tacking to the right, it makes me weep for the future. Lately, after FAMVIR, and not for the first time, I've been thinking that Sweden or Denmark might be lovely places to live. And then I think of the portrait of Sweden provided by The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo BUY FAMVIR NO PRESCRIPTION, and I realize that life is a shit sandwich for women everywhere, no matter how progressive the government might be. FAMVIR wiki, That's doubly so for trans women.

All of which makes my little obsession with movies seem frivolous in the end, but it's what I know most intimately. I go to movies like other people go to church, FAMVIR no rx. In the absence of any kind of religious belief, art is where I find transcendence (only very occasionally, FAMVIR mg, unfortunately). Even in the face of late-capitalist civilization, I think there's still great meaning in human expression. Hell, in the face of late-capitalist civilization, I think art is even MORE important than it's ever been.

So this is what I have to contribute.