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Weekend Agenda

Friday 6 March

The Monocle Arts Review is our daily pick of the best film, art, books, music and more from global critics on Monocle 24. This week: wild Argentinean drama, Canadian electro and the Armory Show in New York.

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Working things out

Friday 6 March

Japanese workers are so productive that the country’s government is now having to step in and tell people that a break – or even a holiday – can be a good thing, says Monocle’s Fiona Wilson.

It’s hard to believe that anybody would refuse the offer of a holiday but in Japan employers can’t even pay their staff to take time off. When the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare delved into the subject to see just…

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Friday 6 March

Karen Krizanovich offers the week’s best global film releases including the Oscar-winning ‘Still Alice’, robot-thriller ‘Chappie’, and Argentinian comedy ‘Wild Tales’.

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Thursday 5 March

Parul Sehgal from ‘The New York Times Book Review’ discusses the week’s best non-fiction releases including Helen Macdonald’s memoir ‘H is for Hawk’, Erik Larson's ‘Dead Wake’ about the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, and…

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Wednesday 4 March

Alice Vincent, arts and entertainment writer for ‘The Telegraph’, drops by to review the season finale of ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ and Tina Fey’s new Netflix series ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’, and tells us whether…

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Sound opinion

Tuesday 3 March

The enduring popularity and constantly evolving format of radio means that the spoken word is now speaking to more people than ever. Monocle 24 is happy to be part of the conversation, says Andrew Tuck.

If you listen carefully you will hear the sound of change. Don’t worry I am not getting all “guru” on you. The change I am talking about is a real thing. And a Monocle 24 thing.

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Tuesday 3 March

Will Hodgkinson – rock and pop critic for ‘The Times’ – swings by Midori House to chat to Robert Bound about the latest releases from artists such as queen of pop Madonna, Canadian electro-duo Purity Ring and Arthur, a…

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Monday 2 March

We look into the use – and misuse – of that much-thrown around word “curator”; can a shop window be curated like a fine-art gallery can be? We speak to art experts, writers and delve in to the murky world of PR to try and…

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Monday 2 March

Gallerist and critic Ossian Ward walks Robert Bound through art highlights in New York and London including a lesson in cultural history at the Hayward Gallery, a look at this year's Armory Show and Wael Shawky's puppet…

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Saturday 28 February

Monocle editor in chief Tyler Brûlé discusses the male market in print from lads’ mags to gents’ journals. Plus, we hear from Poland where ‘Fathers’ magazine aims to change perceptions about fatherhood.

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Weekend Agenda

Friday 27 February

On Midori House this week we’ve enjoyed everything from Icelandic pop to Portuguese surrealism and the very real threat of drone warfare – in literary form, of course – along the way. Listen back to the week’s best bits and…

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Spread the word

There is a weight of passion, wit, intellect and fun to be found on Italy’s screens, in its speakers and in its print. Monocle delves into the quirks of the country’s news and entertainment, and finds the best of its lea…

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Monday 23 February

Karen Krizanovich recaps this year’s Oscars, we judge books by their covers at the Book Illustration Competition 2015, discover a video store that’s trying to digitise forgotten VHS tapes, investigate Hanoi’s forgotten ’60s…

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Saturday 21 February

A look through the best of British with Anthony Teasdale, the editor of new Blighty-centric title 'Umbrella', and media commentator Rik Moran. Plus we assess SAS’s in-flight magazine offering.

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Weekend Agenda

Friday 20 February

This week Midori House’s culture vultures have been enjoying everything from a quiet revolution in Russian society to Louise Bourgeois’s major art retrospective in Stockholm and pin-sharp political satire in London.

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