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How Frank Gehry Creates Feeling

His buildings are unmistakable. Materials–concrete, glass, wood, aluminum–appear to become unbound by the laws of physics, by the limiting realities of their composition. Frank Gehry doesn’t simply make shelters; he makes structures that fly, swim, tower, dance, bend, ripple, topple. It is magic, in a way. And, in another, it...

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‘Hey, Bartender!’ with L.A.’s Checker Hall

Once so popular, the speakeasy format–snaking your way through a kitchen, around a telephone booth, under a pizza box–has become a well-worn cocktail cliche that has thankfully faded into obscurity. The feeling, though, of being part of something secret is one humans will always crave, and it’s a feeling...

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SIXTY Sees: Parker Bossley “Chemicals”

Parker Bossley takes the collage trend to its climactic apex with his video for “Chemicals.” Animated by the award-winning Joseph Wallace and Marie Lechevallier, “Chemicals” takes us on a morphing, psychedelic trip down the rabbit hole, so to speak. It’s an impressive visual introduction to the solo efforts the former bassist of...

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6 L.A. Bars Serving Perfect Summer Drinks

If we’re being honest, true relief from an L.A. summer can be found in a cold beer or a margarita, preferably served poolside. Still, an expertly made cocktail can serve as an exceedingly delicious respite from the heat. Below, you’ll find some of our favorite bars to grab a tipple,...

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Where to Score New England Lobster Rolls in NYC

Sinking your teeth into a delicious lobster roll, with its mayo-laden meat tucked generously into a buttery bun, is a surefire way to transport yourself to parts further north. And who needs to make the trek all the way up to Maine when you’ve got the good stuff right...

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Ooey Gooey Good: Miami’s Best Brunch

The casual, convivial nature of brunch lends itself naturally to a weekend of South Beach revelry. It’s the perfect opportunity to get the dish on the night before over hangover-beating plates of sweety, carby goodness. And while it’s hard to mess up a pancake or spoil a batch of...

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SIXTY Sees: Jacques Brel “Clara”

Midcentury French crooner Jacques Brel gets thrust into the modern era with this joyfully outrageous video for “Clara.” Animator Colin Toupe adds a vibrant humor and energy to the 1961 song with his colorful gang of clownish, thick-in-the-middle characters. They scoot, climb, catch, swim, shake, and breakdance. It’s good weird fun....

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SIXTY’s 4th of July Party Playlist

The grills are out, the heat is up, and–somewhere on the radio waves–NPR is reading the Declaration of Independence. It’s the 4th of July, a day when you contemplate the meaning of freedom over cold beers and hot dogs. Ah, America! To get the party going, we’ve got a playlist packed...

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6 BBQ Joints Worthy of July 4th

Long after the smoke has cleared from the Fourth of July fireworks, the confetti blown away into gutters, you will likely still be craving the food for which the holiday is known: BBQ. Hot dogs, hamburgers, baby back ribs: this American fare is simply too good to reserve for...

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SIXTY Listens: Still Corners “Black Lagoon”

London-bred, Woodstock-based indie rock outfit Still Corners has created a lovely drive-with-the-windows-down kind of song in “Black Lagoon.” The track is off their upcoming LP, Slow Air, and offers the kind of sweeping sound familiar to those who favor The War on Drugs. It’s moody, broody, and expansive. Have a listen.

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