Category: New York

Accidente del helicóptero en Nueva York: una víctima fatal es argentina

Carla Vallejos Blanco (Facebook)

Una turista argentina de 28 años que paseaba en un tour especializado en fotografía murió cuando la aeronave se estrelló anoche en las heladas aguas del East River en Manhattan.
Según confirmó a Clarín Eduardo Almirantearena, el vicecónsul argentino en Nueva York, se trata de Carla Vallejos Blanco, una correntina que visitaba Nueva York con una amiga, Guadalupe.
En el accidente murieron los 5 pasajeros y solo el piloto sobrevivió. Según dijo el funcionario a esta corresponsal, Carla fue una de las dos personas que fallecieron en el acto. Otras tres murieron en el hospital. “La sacaron del agua ya fallecida”, señaló. Hoy le harán una autopsia.

“I like poetry that appears to be clear on the surface, with unexpected depths”: Chana Bloch

The poet Chana Bloch in an undated photo. “I value clarity — an old-fashioned virtue — and concision,” she once said in an interview about her work. Credit Lonny Shavelson

In his obituary of Chana Bloch, William Grimes writes:

Ms. Bloch, an admirer of poets like Emily Dickinson, Anna Akhmatova and Elizabeth Bishop, specialized in taut, pared-down verse that fused disarming simplicity with emotional depth. Her subjects — family life, children, sex, aging — lay close to hand but resonated with deeper meanings, often enriched by biblical allusions.

“I value clarity — an old-fashioned virtue — and concision,” she told The San Francisco Book Review in 2011. “I like poetry that appears to be clear on the surface, with unexpected depths.”

In her later work, Ms. Bloch linked her short poems into longer sequences that allowed her to range over difficult terrain. “In the Land of the Body,” included in her collection “The Past Keeps Changing” (1992), addressed her struggles with ovarian cancer, which was successfully treated.

Read “The Real Truth”,  Interlitq‘s interview with Chana Bloch.

David Rockefeller, Philanthropist and Head of Chase Manhattan, Dies at 101

David Rockefeller serves with the U.S. Army in North Africa and France during World War II

Jonathan Kandell writes:
David Rockefeller, the banker and philanthropist with the fabled family name who controlled Chase Manhattan bank for more than a decade and wielded vast influence around the world for even longer as he spread the gospel of American capitalism, died on Monday morning at his home in Pocantico Hills, N.Y. He was 101.

New York Review of Books editor Robert B Silvers dies

Silvers co-founded the magazine in 1963

The exacting editor of The New York Review of Books, Robert B Silvers, who made it a literary magazine of lasting influence, has died aged 87.

He died at his home in Manhattan after a short illness, the magazine said.
Mr Silvers co-edited the bi-weekly with Barbara Epstein from its inception in 1963.
It regularly featured contributions from great writers and polemicists like Gore Vidal, Norman Mailer, WH Auden and more recently Zadie Smith.
In a tweet on Monday The New York Review of Books (NYRB) wrote: “With great sadness we must announce that Robert B. Silvers, founding editor of The New York Review, died this morning after a short illness.”
It provided no further details, and is yet to announce a successor.
Mr Silvers had served as sole editor of the NYRB after fellow founder Epstein died in 2006.
By the end of his long and storied life, he had become a landmark of the New York literary scene.
“Ambitious novelists would hope to see him at their book launches, his genial presence often viewed as conferring acceptance into an exclusive club,” says the BBC’s Nick Bryant in New York.
However, the magazine was not without its critics. Writer Tom Wolfe mocked it as “the chief theoretical organ of Radical Chic”.
The magazine also features articles on culture, economics, science and current affairs.