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The Queer Art of History and Larry Kramer’s The American People

By Ben Miller “I wouldn’t pay any attention to that. You know how bitchy fags can be.” – Jennifer North, Valley of the Dolls Larry Kramer’s The American People: Volume … Continue reading

February 10, 2016 · 2 Comments

It’s what the composer intended: Part II in a series on composer-performer dialogues

by Zach Sheets Music is translated, apparently, only when a specific need arises and we are compelled to go from the actual musical experience to its verbal description, from the … Continue reading

September 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Performer-Composer Dialogues in Contemporary Music, or, Writing Music is Hard (Part I)

By Zach Sheets   In his essays The Ideology of Performer-as-Interpreter and An interdisciplinary approach to music performance, fellow Soonest Mended writer Keir GoGwilt poses many interesting questions for discussion … Continue reading

May 7, 2015 · 2 Comments

One Damn Thing After Another

Christopher A. Gellert This is the beginning. You know this because I have just begun the essay. A little later it will be the middle, say halfway through or so. … Continue reading

April 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Portraits of the Modern Soul (1)

By Susie Kim “For a couple of krone one can have oneself photographed from every angle. The apparatus is a mechanical Know-Thyself.” “You mean to say, the Mistake-Thyself,” said Kafka, … Continue reading

January 27, 2015 · 3 Comments

Authorship and the Problem of Empathy in “Girls”

by Robert Blakslee        I’m late to the game, admittedly, but I’ve recently been watching “Girls,” and thinking about why I dislike Marnie so much, why I relate … Continue reading

January 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Soonest Mended 2015

Soonest Mended will be back with the New Year from our unannounced, unscheduled hiatus, for which we apologize. Our attentions were momentarily diverted from the blog by the demands of … Continue reading

December 28, 2014 · Leave a comment