Saturday 17th April 2021
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Wednesday links

  • Artist Yayoi Kusama is opening her own museum in Tokyo. (My Modern Met)
  • One of the highlights of my career was first seeing my byline in the Village Voice back in the early 90s, so it makes me sad to learn that it is ceasing to be a print publication. (Vulture)
  • An interesting piece about some things the author learned while looking for a liver donor. (The Cut)
  • “A writer’s past is the most important thing he has,” and other writing advice from Ray Bradbury. (Flavorwire)
  • 47 notable moments in VMA history. (Elle)
Posted on August 23rd, 2017 6 Comments

6 Responses

  1. y.k. says:

    iknow she’s highly respected & all but Kusama’s work has always skeeved me out.
    interesting liver donor article.

  2. Dana D says:

    The organ donor article is very good.

    Wish we talked about it more, as a culture.

    Sorry about the Voice.

  3. Heather says:

    Oh god… the family drama that erupted when my dad needed a kidney a few years ago. First, I got a call from him in which he said, when I picked up, “what is your blood type?” Like, not even a, “hey, how’s it going?” first. Then my sister *decided* she would give him one of her kidneys, because then finally he’d love her, right? And then he didn’t want her kidney. And then she was pissed at both him and me. And in the end, he got a kidney from a dead person (as it should be; thank you to that person’s family, and I’m sorry for your loss), but not without any number of group texts from my dad’s insane wife-at-the-time (now ex, thank god), all of which I deleted without reading. Yee–ikes. There’s no drama like Southern drama, especially when organs are thrown into the mix.

    (I should add that my dad needed a kidney after many years of not managing his type 2 diabetes. He does love pecan pie.)

  4. Mamavalveeta03 says:

    The liver donor article gives me hope for humanity at a time when it seems tough to find any.

  5. Rachel says:

    Yayoi Kusama’s exhibit at the Whitney (?) three of four years ago helped me through a terribly chaotic, confusing and heartbreaking time. The novel — one of my dearest companions — couldn’t help me but Kusama’s Infinity Series did. I’ll visit that museum someday.