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Alice Quaresma’s Soft Geometry

One part nuevo collage, one part John Baldessari, the work of Brazilian artist Alice Quaresma layers new meaning over existing images. With colorful lines and opposing imagery, Quaresma creates photographs that feel like the evocation of old memories, where the lines between exact truth and altered recollection are blurred....

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Block Party: LA’s Franklin Village

Sandwiched between the 101 and the Hollywood Hills, Franklin Village is one of the smallest neighborhoods in Los Angeles. At just .5 square miles, the little village that could is one of the more recently recognized hoods in LA, receiving its official blue neighborhood sign in 2007. It’s a tiny,...

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A Guide to LA’s Architectural Stars

On any given day in Los Angeles, it’s standard to spot an open-air vehicle pulled over on the side of Mulholland Drive, or slowly cruising down the Sunset Strip, pointing out tourist destinations to snap-happy sightseers, despite the street’s strict “no cruising” signposts. These are Hollywood tour buses, each...

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The Interrogator with Matthew Frost

The work of Matthew Frost is ripe with modern wit. Whether it’s fashion films for Vogue, portraiture for L’Officiel, or editorials in Jalouse, the London-born, NYC-based Frost is sure to add his particular brand of humor, defined–and, perhaps, helping to define–the zeitgeist of today. He is the master of...

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6 Coffee Table Books for the Fashion Set

In honor of the recently wrapped New York Fashion Week and its migration over the Atlantic, we’ve selected six designer-themed tomes to keep with the season’s sartorial spirit. Whether you are a bonafide member of the fashion set and recovering from last week’s events or just someone who revels in the history of...

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LA’s Countdown to The Broad

Los Angeles’ newest museum is The Broad, a cultural wonderland of contemporary art and design housed in a honeycomb structure beside Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall. Since the museum was announced years ago, the latest addition to the LA skyline has been a constant source of rumors and speculation, with...

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The Interrogator with Jon Neidich

Jon Neidich is on a roll. Just 33 years old, the nightlife impresario and restaurateur stands at the helm of some of downtown Manhattan’s hippest rooms: Tijuana Picnic, Tico’s Tequila Bar, The Happiest Hour, Slowly Shirley, Acme, and, most recently, SIXTY LES’ very own Tiki Tabu. It’s a solid...

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6 Must-Have Surf Photography Books

The phenomenal allure of the deep in full swell, the appeal of a laid-back beach culture mentality: The world’s obsession with surfing has only become stronger since its pop culture inception in the early 1960s. Whether you are a seasoned pro riding giants on the North Shore or a grom catching...

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In the Studio with Zachary Armstrong

Childhood always leaves its mark. For Dayton, Ohio born-and-based artist Zachary Armstrong, it’s the driving force of his work. In familiar shades, primary colors evoking youth, Armstrong sketches and paints figures that wouldn’t seem out of place on the walls of an elementary school classroom. But these are childish...

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The Interrogator with Reading Queer

“Queer is a category in flux,” wrote philosopher Diane Raymond. Reappropriated from those who historically misused (and abused) it, queerness is something to be celebrated. For those who embrace it proudly, queer is “politically radical, rejects binary categories (homosexual/heterosexual), embraces more fluid categories, and tends to be ‘universalizing’ rather...

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