Thirty five years in the making, Robert Smithson Floating Island to Travel Around Manhattan Island is being tugged along the Manhattan through next weekend (to Sunday, Sept. 25). Smithson, as we know, died in a plane crash in 1973. It is still hard for The Shophound to walk past the space on West 57th Street where gorgeous Beaux Arts townhouse that used to house the Rizzoli Bookstore once stood, but the good news is that the store downtown replacement is scheduled to open in one week. July 27th is the announced date for the store return at the respectably ornate 1133 Broadway at 26th Street in NoMad. The scaffolding covering the storefront came down yesterday as workers installed the windows and entrance for the new location (see the rendering of the finished store below), so we got an unscheduled peek inside.
Melbourne academic Terence O’Neill, who befriended Joan in her later years, believes that she always tried to hide this mystical side from her husband, Daryl, because she knew he was deeply cynical of anything of that nature. “It was clear that she was interested in Spiritualism, and longed for some spiritual dimension in her life, but she didn’t feel safe bringing that side of her out in front of her husband,” he says. “So I think she channelled it into her writing.
The Manhattan Short Film Festival has a Mumbai connection. For the last seven years, top films from the iconic New York cinema event have been screened especially for local audiences. The festival, which started in 1998, when Nicholas Mason projected 16 short films against the side of a truck on Mulberry Street, New York City, has grown to be a must see for movie buffs the world over..
Now you all know how important working out and staying healthy is to me. It’s a focus not only for myself and my family, but its also been a commitment of mine to stress the importance of leading healthy lifestyles to kids throughout the country. I’ve been dedicated to helping kids have the right tools and information they need in order to lead healthy and active lifestyles through my Truth on Health Campaign..
Organised by Nutrition International in collaboration with Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Secretariat, Ministry of Planning Development and Reform, the event was attended by Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan Margaret Adamson, Member Food Security and Climate Change at the Planning Commission Dr. Muhammad Azeem Khan, Nutrition Director Dr. Abdul Baseer Achakzai, and Secretary of SUNAR Pakistan Dr.