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SIXTY Listens: Brittany Howard “Stay High”

Brittany Howard, the raspy-voiced frontwoman of Alabama Shakes, has been getting tons of buzz for her first solo album, Jaime. (If you’re someone who puts stock in “Best of” lists, it’s been making the rounds as one of the top records of 2019.) The whole thing is a joyful, foot-tapping...

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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at 1970s California

Eighteen years ago, in 2001, California-born photographer Michael Jang, then fifty  years old, submitted an unsolicited catalogue of photographs taken during the 1970s and ’80s to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art for consideration. The museum had a policy which encouraged such submissions, though very rarely did anything...

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Get Up and Dance to Leftwing:Kody’s “I Feel It”

Without more than a few seconds of backstory, Leftwing:Kody’s video for “I Feel It” plunges us into a three-minute dance video with an unexpected protagonist. Armed with racing gloves, an electric scooter, and sensible shoes, its lead character moves through one uninspired landscape after the next, bringing his deliciously...

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SIXTY Sees: Monster Rally “Adventure”

For Monster Rally’s video for “Adventure,” director Zak Marx whipped up a tale of racing rivalry, gauzed in a hazy 1970s patina. In it, we see the protagonist and antagonist face off, as such characters are wont to do, in both the physical and metaphysical worlds. “Adventure” captures the...

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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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