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Swedish poet Tomas Transtroemer, who won the 2011 Nobel Prize for Literature, has died at the age of 83, his publishing house Bonniers said on Friday. "Most of Transtroemer's poetry collections are characterised by economy, concreteness and poignant metaphors. In his latest collections... Transtroemer has shifted towards an even smaller format and a higher degree of concentration," the Nobel jury said when it honoured him. "Saddened to hear of the loss of Swedish poet Tomas Transtroemer who passed away yesterday at the age of 83," the foundation tweeted.
First nabbed via an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the details on the new 80,000 square foot space come directly from owner Nick Jones, who tells the entertainment mag that all the unwanted riffraff and friends-of-friends without true access at Soho House West Hollywood had the paying members clamoring for something better (read: more exclusive). Which brings the world to news of Soho Warehouse downtown, some two years in the making. Oh, and Soho House members will soon have access to their own cool social network. Beyond the flurry of half-announcements, details are still pretty scarce on the overall Arts District build-out.
Little Italy's 30-year-old restaurant Il Palazzo was evicted last night by an unlikely offender, The Italian American Museum. The former owner of the building had made a verbal promise with owner Annette Sabatino and and her husband Perry Chrisciatelli to sell them the building. Il Palazzo was allowed to stay on short-term three month leases if various stipulations were met, including, $17,000 in rent had to be paid on time. Meanwhile, Il Palazzo isn't the only longtime tenant to run into trouble with the museum.