Roberto Bolle & Kendall Jenner Are Making All Our Italian Seaside Dreams Come True

I'll never forget something Roberto Bolle once told me when I was interviewing him about his workout regimen: Talking about how much he loved to swim, he said, "I would love to go in the Italian sea, but I am too well-known there to show up in my suit."

It always amused and kinda shocked me that a ballet dancer could reach that level of fame. But it's true: In his native Italy, Bolle is a bonafide celerity.


Lucky for him—and us—he was able to spend some time seaside recently with none other than model Kendall Jenner while shooting a new ad campaign for Tod's, an Italian luxury footwear and accessories brand.

(The beach, however, wasn't quite the Amalfi coast. It was in Malibu, California, where Bolle is only known as "hot shirtless guy" by gossip sites like Just Jared.)

Most of the shots are, of course, closeups of shoes and sunglasses as the two relax at the beach, playing cards and filming each other with hipster-chic vintage cameras. Plus: puppies! But we are treated to at least a snippet of dance, including a shirtless Bolle whipping out a grand jeté.

I can only imagine how much Bolle's star power will rise now after appearing on Kendall Jenner's 86 million-strong Instagram feed.

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Last summer, months before the word "coronavirus" became part of our daily lexicon, American Repertory Theater artistic director Diane Paulus started working with an unexpected expert: Joseph Allen, an assistant professor of exposure assessment science at Harvard's H.T. Chan School of Public Health and head of the university's Healthy Buildings Program. According to Boston Magazine, Paulus was starting to plan out A.R.T.'s new venue at Harvard, and wanted to design a "healthy" theater.

So when COVID-19 began shutting everything down, the team had already put in months of work considering how to make a performing arts venue safe. To share their ideas with other theaters, A.R.T. published a blueprint online that will be continually updated. Although the "Roadmap for Recovery and Resilience for Theater" is not meant to be comprehensive or prescriptive, it offers several insightful factors to consider:

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