Hi all Rhubarbites,
Victor Enns refers to the latest cover as “a false cover”, but unfortunately it’s the only one my very nice, polite, Muslim mailman was exposed to. (Blush.) More >
I’m writing to voice admiration for your recent Mennonite Sex issue, especially its provocative dual covers. Together they seem to evoke and enrich a binary at the heart of this publication: The outside cover, a carnal brazen demonstration of its own words, take it all off, and the inside cover, in contrast, a portrayal of motionless closed constraint, “clean-swept industrious Mennoniteville,” as Nightingale writes. More >
BTW–I most sincerely (although with a big smile) appreciate the brown wrap! I have an elderly Portuguese landlord & lady who re-distribute the in-house mail, and the over-the-top false cover with the “take if off” banner would have been embarrassing for us all as they’d no way get the joke! One glance at the ‘lurid’ artwork would have no doubt changed my standing in their eyes (for better or for worse!). Included in a note from Larry Nightingale who has a piece in our Sex issue after receiving his complimentary issue in a brown envelope.
Please take my name off your mailing list, as I do not want any more copies of your magazine. I was thoroughly disgusted with your last few editions and especially “Take it All Off!” – F.S.
Dear person at Rhubarb,
I thought you might like this response I received from a friend when I told her I was considering submitting to Rhubarb:
I just wanted to congratulate you and the team there. This issue latest was fantastic and courageous. Cheers! – Jim Tubb