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The Monocle Arts Review, 88

Wednesday 1 July

Dominic Maxwell, chief theatre critic for 'The Times', runs through a triple bill of plays on in London this summer. At the Phoenix Theatre we’ll see how 'Bend it Like Beckham' scores against the original film, we’ll dis…

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The Monocle Arts Review, 87

Tuesday 30 June

Luke Turner, associate editor of the Quietus, talks us through new album releases from Finnish synth-pop-maker Jaakko Eino Kalevi and the producer credited with pioneering footwork music in Chicago: RP Boo. Plus we’ll find…

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Culture with Rob Bound, 194

Monday 29 June

Tim Robey, film critic for 'The Daily Telegraph' and David Jenkins, editor of 'Little White Lies' magazine' join Robert Bound in the studio to review what's on the silver screen over the coming months, from big-budget…

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The Monocle Arts Review, 86

Monday 29 June

Robert Bound whizzes around a trio of new exhibitions in Europe with art critic and curator Francesca Gavin. Together they see work by Haroon Mirza at Museum Tinguely in Basel, a John Waters show at Sprüth Magers in London…

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The Stack, 148

Saturday 27 June

Tyler Brûlé talks about the most vital of materials, paper, with John Haslam, managing director of paper specialists and suppliers GF Smith and Ben Parker, director of design studio Made Thought. We also hear about Steve…

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The Sessions at Midori House, 17

Saturday 27 June

Sarah Cracknell is best known as the front woman of St Etienne but just ahead of a short tour with her band she has found the time to release her second solo album ‘Red Kite’. On this week’s show she performs tracks from…

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Weekend Agenda

Friday 26 June

This week on The Monocle Arts Review we’ve enjoyed a new take on the classic Western, the best in Greek and Cypriot art and a fond look back to 1990s New York. Read up and listen in.

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Daily grind

Friday 26 June

Franz Kafka limbered up for writing with naked stretches at his window and Benjamin Franklin considered his daily ‘air bath’ a critical time to think. It seems, says Megan Billings, that creative types have always been…

Summer is in full swing and that means many of us will be taking holiday trips, breaking from our usual daily rituals. By the end of a recent ten-day stint in Miami I was itching to return to New York, not because my love…

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The Monocle Arts Review, 85

Friday 26 June

Arts and entertainment writer Cassam Looch gives us the lowdown on the week’s film releases. We have wild-west action thriller ‘Slow West’ and screwball-comedy ‘She’s Funny That Way’. Plus: Salma Hayek is on a killing spree…

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Pitch perfect

Thursday 25 June

Although Kingsley, Scottish football club Partick Thistle’s new David Shrigley-designed mascot, features jaundiced skin and a frightful visage, Tom Edwards thinks it’s ideal for the football field – a stretch of turf that…

We at Monocle are pretty familiar with what a great mascot can do. For brands, towns, whole countries even, the right sort of furry, feathered or fine-featured friend can speak volumes. Here at Midori House and in our…

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The Monocle Arts Review, 84

Thursday 25 June

Cathy Rentzenbrink, book editor at ‘The Bookseller’, leafs through some new releases, from Laura Barnett’s debut novel to coming-of-age novel 'A Fortunate Age’ by Joanna Rakoff.

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The Monocle Arts Review, 83

Wednesday 24 June

Monocle’s Istanbul bureau chief reviews the best Turkish TV shows, from drama series Sparrow Palace to a crime saga about drug cartels.

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The Monocle Arts Review, 82

Tuesday 23 June

Monocle’s Berlin correspondent Kim Bradley recounts the main exhibitions she saw on a recent trip to Greece, including ones from Dakis Ioannou’s Deste Foundation and a new show from Paul Chan on the island of Hydra.

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Culture with Rob Bound, 193

Monday 22 June

In the first of a series of summer culture guides we speak to Luke Turner, associate editor at the Quietus and Fiona Stewart, director of Green Man Festival about what makes a good festival, which countries are doing them…

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The Monocle Arts Review, 81

Monday 22 June

Established in the Netherlands in 1976 and relocating to Rotterdam in 2006, the North Sea Jazz Festival is now the largest indoor jazz festival in the world, attracting about 25,000 visitors each day. Festival director Jan…

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