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Although in production for some time, this biopic made a timely arrival, hitting the movie theatres a few months after Wonder Woman, the first successful female superhero film and the best so far in the fledgling, faltering DC cinematic universe. Professor Marston and the Wonder Women gives us the story-- or, at least, a story-- behind Wonder Woman, her creator, and his wives.

Over the course of writer/director Angela Robinson's account, William Moulton Marston and Elizabeth Holloway invent the lie detector1, seduce a student, welcome her as a third partner, lose their jobs, find depth in pop culture, and scandalize the neighbours. Marston's most lasting contribution to our world, however, isn't his psychological research or his advocacy for feminism and polyamory, but his creation of Wonder Woman, and the film explores the superhero's origins in her creator's private lives. "…

Yesterday evening we walked around Anderson Lake. There are at least two in Washington, so this is the Jefferson County one. The park closes at dusk and we left before dark.

The sky is amazing walking and I love to photograph water. The water is even more amazing that normally, but it's because the lake has toxic algae. Bright electric blue and turquoise floating mats of algae along the east shore of the lake, disconcerting and make me feel a bit anxious. A woman walked by earlier with…

OK, Carmen. I’ve got something to say. It will take less than five minutes, but only if you don’t interrupt me. You can sigh, roll your eyes, and do whatever you want, just don’t speak. Not. a. word. Don’t finish my sentence, don’t come out with a great zinger, no matter how wonderfully slick and cool, even if you think this will shut me up, reveal me as the pompous ass I am, that will make me laugh in spite of myself, and/or make me concede that, all along, you’ve been the wise one, lo…

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October 1: This is the month of We All Float Down Here: The 2017 Halloween Horrorquest.

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