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?”


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.


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…


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.