Sondheim: The Puzzle-Maker

Another Gay Trips Over Themselves to Eulogize Stephen Sondheim

There are cultural giants who, if they live long enough, seem immortal. We’re so used to seeing brilliance cut down in its prime that when someone as monumental as Stephen Sondheim dies at the ripe old age of 91, it’s almost as if they haven’t left at all. Three weeks have passed since his death, and somehow, he feels more present than ever. The celebration of the man and his work seems to have outlived any lingering grief. Why grieve when there’s still so much of him here?

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Joe Shetina

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They/he. Writer of fiction, screenplays, plays, reviews, essays, and poetry. Chicago. https://linktr.ee/jshetina

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