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L.A.’s Absolutely Iconic Gay Bars

June marks Pride month in both our ports, and the celebrations are sure to be revelrous. Los Angeles kicks things off June 9, with a parade, while New York wraps it up at the end of the month, June 30, with its own. In honor of our West Coast...

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Art Beat: 6 Exhibitions to See in June

There’s a lot afoot this month. For this June edition of Art Beat, SIXTY includes a wildly diverse collection of aesthetic experiences in New York and Los Angeles. Wonder can be found everywhere this month. Plan to take yourself further afield. From a historic Brooklyn graveyard to a Smithsonian museum,...

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SIXTY Listens: Jai Paul “Do You Love Her Now”

Jai Paul left as quickly as he arrived. In 2011, the British singer/songwriter/producer released the decidedly peculiar (and decidedly danceable) “BTSTU.” It was fresh, new, revolutionary. The makings of an artist on the verge. But then, little followed, with the exception of 2012’s “jasmine,” a down-tempo hand-clapper that went...

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NYC’s Most Mind-Blowing Matcha Spots

Ancient matcha is having a modern moment, you could say. Developed during China’s Song Dynasty (960-1279) and picked up by traveling Japanese monks during the 8th century, the ground powder of green tea leaves has long been credited with improving mental focus while providing a caffeinated boost without the crash...

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America’s First Poster Museum Comes to New York City

For those in cosmopolitan areas, the poster is ubiquitous. It is social wallpaper, wherein we are advertised to, yelled to, summoned upon. In New York City, in particular, they are a constant presence. We see them on subway walls, construction sites, mostly in paper, sometimes on LED screens. And...

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6 Saucy L.A. BBQ Joints You Don’t Want to Sleep On

L.A.’s food reputation has never really gotten over its Annie Hall treatment. Outsiders presume that living here is all about getting super skinny and eating sprouts atop everything, sipping your green juice along the Venice boardwalk and asking your waitress about the macrobiotic special of the day. The truth...

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SIXTY Sees: Tyler the Creator “EARFQUAKE”

For Tyler the Creator’s video for “EARFQUAKE”, the ever-surprising artist came up with a concept that’s perfect mid-century cringe. An inept talk show host—one Tracee Ellis Ross perhaps borrowing inspiration from Zach Galifianakis’s spoof interview series, Between Two Ferns—introduces Tyler the Creator’s act. From here on, it’s his show. Standing...

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The Best Coffee in NYC, According to SIXTY

There’s nothing worse than a bitter brew, especially when you’re so often giving up a small ransom for the cream and coffee that ends up in your cup. To respect those refined taste buds, you’d be well advised to seek out the best—no small feat in NYC, where chains camp...

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20th Century America Through the Lens of Bruce Davidson

For the better part of seven decades, photographer Bruce Davidson, now 85 years old, has been capturing America’s grittier side with an unflinching honesty. His portraits, often of fringe characters infrequently placed into the spotlight, feel candid and in-the-moment. Davidson captures his subjects in privileged moments—those brief seconds when...

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Where to Sip a Cocktail Alfresco in Los Angeles

In any city, weather permitting, the choice to enjoy a cocktail, a glass of wine, or a mug of beer inside or out is an obvious one. Of course you’re going to pair your bev with a sparkling city view when offered! In L.A., with the mountains and the hills as...

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