Friday, July 29, 2016

Straight After Death: Misremembering the Queer Life and Times of Rod McKuen

When the singer and poet Rod McKuen died on January 29th, 2015, at the age of 81, major publications including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post paid tribute to his numerous accomplishments. For many readers, these obituaries functioned as the final word on McKuen’s legacy; so what does it mean that the mainstream press all but erased McKuen’s queer past and gay activism? READ MORE