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SIXTY Sees: Persian Empire “She Got Confused”

The purist in us over here at SIXTY HQ always feels a little resistant when we see someone messing with our aspect ratios. Catering specifically to smartphone formats? That can be a hard sell. Unless of course you make it undeniably good, like Persian Empire did in their video...

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SIXTY Listens: Jai Paul “He”

Let’s set the stage: you, a rooftop, a warm summer breeze. Maybe it’s 8 p.m.. Maybe it’s 3 a.m. All you know is this song is playing and all is right with the world. In “He,” Jai Paul conjures up a modernist vision of Prince-esque R&B, and it’s as cool...

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SIXTY Sees: Chiara Luber’s “Paroles d’Amour”

If you’ve got a Pinterest page dedicated to European summer inspiration (think Roman Holiday film stills, Slim Aarons poolside photographs, or anything that whiffs of that so-called “la dolce vita“), then you will absolutely adore this animated film by Chiara Luber. “Paroles d’Amour” is a collaboration between the director...

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The Striking Polaroids of Tom Bianchi

Between 1975 and 1983, photographer Tom Bianchi used his Polaroid camera to document, in his words, “the early days of the queer revolution,” at least as it went down in his apartment on E 9th Street in New York City. The images captured during that time are erotic, muscular,...

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SIXTY Listens: Róisín Murphy “Incapable”

Róisín Murphy delivers a simmering, deep-house hand-clapper with “Incapable.” With the help of producer Richard Barratt (aka DJ Parrot), Murphy soars as the beat slowly builds. Her musings on never having had a broken heart begin unpanicked and matter-of-fact. By the end, though, the anxiety begins to spike, and...

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Make Believe Playlist Vol. 5: Summer Nights with Isa

It’s here. Summer has arrived in New York City and that means BBQs, bike rides, and warm nights spent drinking and dancing on rooftops until the wee hours. One of the best rooftops to do just that is Make Believe, a transportive concept lounge at SIXTY LES. The view...

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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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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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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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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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