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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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6 Must-Try French Bistros in NYC

Trends and whims are forever shaping the New York City culinary landscape. What’s on the plate and what’s in the room are both in a forever state of flux. Out with Brussels sprouts, in with cauliflower. Farewell to old-timey Americana, hello to clean California chic. But there’s one constant,...

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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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SIXTY Listens: Low “Disarray”

Perhaps it is the premature hint of fall on the breeze this morning that has put us at SIXTY HQ in a moodier mood than usual–and this new track from ’90s indie band Low is hitting the spot. “Disarray” is a haunting and catchy number, something sort of like pulsing...

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SIXTY Lit: August’s Must-Read Book List

There are few companions quite like a book, especially when on the road. (Aren’t books, really, the ultimate trip? Between their pages, an escape hatch – the mind’s getaway of the highest order.) A hotel of the literary sort, SIXTY makes sure to guide its guests towards tomes of...

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The Strange Literary Artifacts of the NYPL

The troves of the New York Public Library are famously generous. Open to the public, they offer meticulous archives on a stunning range of subjects. In the instance of the Berg Collection, the NYPL has amassed incredible personal artifacts from some of the foremost literary figures in English and...

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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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How Frank Gehry Creates Feeling

His buildings are unmistakable. Materials–concrete, glass, wood, aluminum–appear to become unbound by the laws of physics, by the limiting realities of their composition. Frank Gehry doesn’t simply make shelters; he makes structures that fly, swim, tower, dance, bend, ripple, topple. It is magic, in a way. And, in another, it...

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What To Do This Month in L.A., Miami, and N.Y.C.

It’s August. A time that we inevitably look back at all our summer goals to consider if we have checked all the boxes–and then scramble to get everything accomplished before the leaves begin to crisp. Add to this list six stellar cultural endeavors hand-selected by SIXTY writer Scott Heins, who has scoured...

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Art Beat: 6 Exhibitions to See in August

As the dog days of summer appear to dwindle in number, it is important to make the absolute most of what’s left of the season. Come February, you’ll be craving those warm-weather strolls in and out of galleries, air conditioning blasting cool air on hot skin. At least in...

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