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We're observing Slog silence from now until 11 a.m. while we have an editorial meeting, but look—we made an entire paper's worth of stuff for you! Here's what Iphigenia Rose Quatermain has to say.

In my 38 years as a cultural critic (for those who debase themselves with simplistic primate behaviors like displays of credentials to represent skill sets: I graduated from Mount Holyoke as part of the class of 1974 with a doctorate in critical social thought, and I have published 17 books on the subject of female dynamism and the contracting male self-regard in popular culture), I have never seen anything quite like the current issue of The Stranger (volume 22, issue 5, 3 October 2012).

At first, I was unobjectively mortified. A guide to Seattle's prominent males in the field of rock and roll music? For such a heteronormative, patriarchal society as the United States in the early 21st century, this subject matter appears to be the apex of tautological thought. We live in a culture in which men enjoy all of the privilege and all of the assumptional power. Ipso facto, every issue of The Stranger is, by its very nature, the "men in rock" issue. To represent masculine power as something worthy of individuated praise is, quite simply, moronic...

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