Ruffin It

Reckoning

Reckoning

It’s not like the vast majority of these columns aren’t self-indulgent. My creative process for this thing typically goes something like: Wake up on Tuesday. Drink stupid amount of coffee. Finger-vomit onto computer. Collect monthly entertainment bill. This one, however, is going to be particularly so, as I’m facing an existential mini-crisis and, like all […]

Not Feeling the Bern

Not Feeling the Bern

There are a lot of things people assume about me, based on my status as a white, liberal, Anglo-Saxon male in his early 30s living in the bastion of left-wing hippiedom that is Madison, WI. And, to be fair, most of it is true. I listen to NPR (but only when Spotify isn’t working, and […]

Greatest Walkoff KOs

Greatest Walkoff KOs

This past Saturday night at a UFC event in Brisbane, Australia, viewers were treated — appropriately enough, in the main and co-main events of the evening — to the extreme ends of compassion and sadism inherent in the sport of mixed martial arts. In the co-main, rising welterweight Neil Magny survived a first-round beatdown at […]