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SIXTY Reads: Cecil Beaton’s Unapologetic Tell-All

The images were always beautiful, portraits of a woman at her most glamorous. The long neck of Audrey Hepburn, the long arching wick of a lash framing Marilyn Monroe’s big doe eyes, the glint of what could only be assumed was one out of hundreds of diamond necklaces gleaming over...

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Ramones Tribute at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery

“Hollywood Forever” sounds like the kind of bad tattoo someone might get after a drunken night of popping bottles and dancing on tables at the newest iteration of Hyde. But this Sunday, as scores of Americans plop down in front of their TVs, a couple hundred of Ramones fans...

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SIXTY Listens: Alvvays “Marry Me, Archie”

Bringing a blurred nostalgic sound to California beach pop, Alvvays—out of Toronto, as it turns out—does equally well pairing its songs with vintage visuals. Their recently released video for “Marry Me, Archie”, filmed on a Super 8, is a charming mash of striped-shirt nautical moments and carefree jaunts down...

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Just Say Yes to Just Say Native

Linde Sayles of Just Say Native is going at it alone. That doesn’t mean she’s not planning on having any fun, however. After splitting with her business partner in March of this year, Linde decided a break was in order. And so she took off on a big jet...

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SIXTY Listens: First Aid Kit “My Silver Lining”

Folk pop outfit First Aid Kit, comprised of two young Swedish sisters, are producing some of the most downright charming American country music out there, including this track from their recently released album Stay Gold. The video for “My Silver Lining” is chockfull of the trippy psychedelia Los Angeles...

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SIXTY Listens: Teen Daze “Shine On, You Crazy White Cap”

As the summer weather continues its boil, the road- trip-friendly songs seem to become absolute staples on your headphones. Whether you’re stuck in a cab on the Westside Highway or driving out to the Hamptons with the windows down, this track from Teen Daze circa 2010 (oldie, but goodie, we...

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SIXTY Listens: Spoon “Inside Out”

Weeks before the August 5th release of Spoon’s latest effort, They Want My Soul, we’ve already been delivered a handful of excellent singles. From the twangy, classic rock directness of “Rent I Pay” to familiar buoyancy of “Do You,” the songs are varied in style and emotion—the manic inconsistency...

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Aaron Rose’s Coney Island

The Coney Island of today is but a shadow of what it once was. As far back as the 1830s, the beachside community was a shining oasis from the city grime, and—long, long before you could get there by taking the F train—was far enough away that it felt...

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Celebrating the Irrational with Artist Zeren Badar

Tongue planted firmly in cheek, Turkish-born New York-based artist Zeren Badar recreates classical work with a pop-worthy irreverence. His “Accident Series”–aptly named, given its genesis, but we’ll get to that later–became something of an Internet sensation last year, when the image doyens at Tumblr scooped up one of his...

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From Van Gogh to Kandinsky to Now

“I heard it once said that in order to see…good French one has to go to Germany.” This quote is placed on the wall above Pierre Bonnard’s The Mirror in the Green Room, 1908, an oil on canvas featuring a nude woman bathing and another, sitting, through the reflection...

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