Link About It: This Week’s Picks

From headphones grown from fungus to a new understanding of procrastination, our round-up of the internet this week

LGBTQ+ Activists Marsha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera to Get NYC Monument A statue planned for Greenwich Village’s Ruth Wittenberg Triangle will honor Marsha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, activists and icons of the LGBTQ+ community. The pair co-founded Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries, an organization that offered support for homeless drag queens, gay youth and trans people. And, as legend has it, Rivera threw the …

Maurice Sendak’s Magical Stage Designs at The Morgan Library

An opportunity to step into the whimsical worlds imagined by one of the most revered children’s book authors, Drawing the Curtain: Maurice Sendak’s Design for Opera and Ballet will open at The Morgan Library on 14 June. The exhibition unites over 150 costumes, props, sketches, storyboards and set models for the first time ever. The productions addressed in the exhibit include Where the Wild Things …

Long-Lost Maurice Sendak Book Discovered

Good news for those who delight in entering Maurice Sendak’s world: a long-lost book of his and frequent collaborator Arthur Yorinks has been discovered. While nobody knew about the existence of “Presto and Zesto in Limboland” (not Sendak’s editor, nor Lynn Caponera, president of the Maurice Sendak Foundation—who eventually discovered the text), it’s now slated for publish next year. Back in 1990, Sendak created illustrations …