weekend links: last lines, boomboxes, an art world virus

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A literary genre map, courtesy of The Pop Chart Lab.

The concluding essay in Jonathan Russell Clark’s series on craft boasts a fitting topic: the art of the final sentence. He does not address the troubling redundancy in The Great Gatsby’s (beautiful, perfect) last line. [The Millions]

A mind-boggling map of literary genres. I keep looking for a starting point that doesn’t exist. [Electric Literature]

Art dealer Stefan Simchowitz has been called a “virus of the art world” for his profitable practice of buying low and selling high—often to “the wrong” people. You are probably one of the wrong people, FYI. [Los Angeles magazine]

Guatemalan performance artist Regina José Galindo makes powerful art with a political edge. Elena Shtromberg explores some of her work, including a stirring 2008 performance at San Antonio’s Artpace. NSFW. [LA Review of Books]

Artist Sean Ripple discusses the rise of the artist-curator and the idea of the boombox as a symbol of power in this piece on the Contemporary Austin’s current exhibit, “Tom Sachs: Boombox Retrospective 1999–2015.” [Austin Chronicle]

The People’s Gallery is a free, annual exhibition showcasing regional artists at City Hall. Check out the 2015 opening reception tonight. [City of Austin]

—Alyssa G. Ramirez

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