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This Animated Short Imagines a World with No Words

In “Textless,” director/animator Gareth Smith creates a scenario that can only be described as a typography apocalypse. As the camera pans across city signage, visual order is sent into disarray. Supermarket marquees, cigarette ads, billboards in the middle of nowhere: their words collapse, turning coherent messages into a proverbial...

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SIXTY Listens: Lana Del Rey “The Greatest”

If you thought it was impossible to turn the chaos of our times into a dream-pop smash, then you haven’t yet listened to Lana Del Rey’s latest. In “The Greatest,” Del Rey waxes philosophical on everything from California forrest fires to Kanye West’s mental health. It is, appropriately, simultaneously...

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Make Believe Playlist Vol. 8: NYFW SS20

“For this playlist, my inspiration was the prodigal club-kids returning home from their summers away,” explains Jack Mulqueen, one half of the team behind Make Believe, a lounge and social club at SIXTY LES. “There’s that instant injection of life that the city is lacking during the dog days...

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SIXTY Playlist: NYFW Spring/Summer 2020

New York Fashion Week requires an energy reserve that borders on the superhuman. From the shows to the parties to the dinners to the drinks: for those truly in the NYFW mix, every moment is accounted for. How to power through? Coffee and cocktails for some (more on that...

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The So-Called Richard Avedon of Cat Photography

Long before they became the intensely enjoyable fodder of internet memes, cats were the subject of choice for Walter Chandoha. A press and combat photographer during WWII, Chandoha stumbled into feline photography while enrolled at NYU during the mid-1940s. His first subject was Loco, a stray cat that would...

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SIXTY Listens: Shura “Skyline, Be Mine”

The New York City skyline has inspired countless writers and artists to attempt to wrest the feeling it brings into words and images, respectively. When viewed in aggregate, the sight is formidable, inspiring, terrifying, sublime. In “Skyline, Be Mine,” British singer (and freshly minted expat) Shura creates an ambient,...

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This Video Will Make You Want to Pack Your Bags

SIXTY’s founding ethos is built around catering to the desires of the global nomad. We understand the person who searches for new experience in something else. This world wanderer seeks departure from their daily routine, adventure every time they exit the lobby. Their quest itself is a mysterious, almost...

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SIXTY Listens: Haim “Summer Girl”

What sweet, perfect timing. Los Angeles-based trio Haim has released a new single, “Summer Girl,” and it sounds exactly like the fading light of a golden August afternoon. It’s a little Lou Reed with a touch of ’90s sax, and it is, we assure you, very much enjoyable. Grab...

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This Is What Hollywood Looked Like Pre-Instagram

Los Angeles photographer Randall Slavin has been, and remains, a fixture on the local scene. Over the last fifteen+ years, he has made a name for himself as a celebrity portrait photographer, capturing the brightest stars of the screen and stage for publications like GQ, Esquire, and Rolling Stone....

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Jack Mulqueen and Thatcher Shultz’s Year of Make Believe

To borrow the well-known words of one Buffalo Springfield: There’s something happening here. One year into Make Believe, a transportive social club on the roof of SIXTY LES, venerated nightlife duo Jack Mulqueen and Thatcher Shultz continue to produce a kind of indescribable magic on a weekly basis. Maybe...

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