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The New Romantics: Ron Sexsmith and Rufus Wainwright

Nicholas Jennings, Maclean's, June 2001

THEY ARE THE sensitive boys of Canadian pop. Both are acclaimed singer-songwriters, and both are unabashedly emotional. One is gay, with an impeccable musical pedigree, while the other, a father of two, has some of rock's biggest stars singing his praises. And — surprise, surprise — both are closest to their mothers.

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