Author: Rufus F.

Rufus is an American curmudgeon in Canada. He has a PhD in History, sings in a garage rock band, and does a bunch of other stuff.
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Sunday Morning! “Some Of Us Are Very Hungry Now” by Andre Perry

“Perry is definitely a writer. His essays are meandering and misshapen, slippery and jagged, they wriggle and bite. But, read them for a bit, sit with them and get to know them, and you find they’re also gentle and wise. I mean, it’s a bit hard to get a bead on them, but that’s how identity is, right?”

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Sunday Morning! “Vagabond” by Agnès Varda

This week, I finally got up the nerve to write about Agnès Varda’s masterpiece “Vagabond,” a sort of reverse murder mystery: instead of wondering who killed the main character and why, we wonder who failed to save her and how.

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Sunday Morning! Two by Arthur Schnitzler

Remembering the masterful Viennese writer whose works depict a high society of childlike adults living in an unreal dream that would, soon enough, give birth to the great nightmares of the twentieth century.

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Returning to Abnormal

So how did I find myself on my city’s official “reopening” downtown giggling uncontrollably with my friend, both out of our minds on acid? Well…

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Old Men in Poorly-Fitting Pants

It’s too horrible to say any of this so baldly, so we find nice ways to phrase it. But that does us no good, recoiling into a cozy bed of euphemisms.