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SIXTY Takes on John Cheever’s “The Swimmer”

In John Cheever’s classic short story “The Swimmer,” his protagonist, Neddy, uses his neighbors’ pools to swim his way home. He strings these man-made bodies of water together–a “river” in the wealthy outer suburbs of New York. Along the way, he drinks (heavily), talks (grandly), and swims (rather cavalierly)....

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In the Studio with Vicki Sher

No matter the seeming sparseness of a Vicki Sher work, its fullness of purpose and intention is undeniable. Lines move freely across their surface. Colors–in circles, half-moons, misshapen squares–are employed confidently, piled on liberally or utilized with methodical reserve. The choice always seems a correct one, as though Sher has assessed a landscape...

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The Interrogator with Aimee Brodeur

For New Yorkers, shopping for groceries is as intimate a ritual as any. Without cars or convenient alternatives, most lug their hauls home in canvas totes and paper bags–plastic, with no small amount of guilt, when ill-prepared or on the run. People become personally attached to certain purveyors. They swear by...

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16 Questions with Chris Emile

For the graceless lot that is–in our loose estimation–95% of the population, dance seems a thing as utterly confounding as flight, say, or ordering coffee in Latin. The mind does not comprehend, the body does not cooperate. It represents, by any measure, utter impossibility to most. When in the...

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In the Studio with David Matthew King

Deconstructed rainbows, a box of crayons run amuck. The paintings of David Matthew King, in a tight selection of colors within expanses of white space, hang ripe with emotion and movement. Fat lines in blue, red, green, yellow, and violet, leap and bend their way across the canvas, seeming...

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16 Questions with Nicole Katz

As digital continues its tsunami-like crush of tactile culture, a nostalgia for the physical pervades. Those who feel it most fiercely find relief in vinyl bins, old books, the very rare handwritten letter. While much of what was once seen and felt in the real world has moved onto...

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18 Questions with Nick Roney

The sentiment that defines the work of L.A.-based director and cinematographer Nick Roney is perhaps a jubilant peculiarity. His videos, often comedic, rotate between eras and inspirations, borrowing familiar tropes and making them adhere to his particular brand of humor. Everything is seemingly ripe for the picking, from ‘80s sci-fi to...

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The Interrogator with Emily Buckner

It is a real talent to improve upon what some would consider the unimprovable. Emily Buckner, who runs New York City botanical studio FLWR Studio, pushes the potential of natural beauty into the next realm. Her creations are compact landscapes with an artful and architectural eye, less arranged than...

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On the Road with Makeness

There are certain songs which, by no intent of their maker, seem perfectly tailored for a walk through New York City, headphones on and volume up, while the busy world blows past. From his stone-barn studio outside of Edinburgh, British songwriter and producer Kyle Molleson, otherwise known as Makeness, managed...

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The Interrogator with Danielle Chenette

Artist and illustrator Danielle Chenette has described her work as a process of removal and reinvention. There are hints, sometimes, in her illustrations, which appear often in the New York Times Book Review and others, of the boxy figurativism of Schoolhouse Rock, the just-off-kilter palette of Dr. Seuss, various Disney...

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