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The Monocle Arts Review, 110

Friday 31 July

Film critic Anna Smith reviews the must-see films showing in cinemas this weekend: Disney Pixar’s latest venture ‘Inside Out’, a documentary about 93-year-old US fashion-icon Iris Apfel and all-action blockbuster ‘Mission…

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The Monocle Arts Review, 109

Thursday 30 July

As the long list for the 47th Man Booker International Prize is announced, we review the nominees with Sharmaine Lovegrove and delve into three of the novels on the list: ‘The Year of the Runaways’ by Sunjeev Sahota, ‘The…

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The Monocle Arts Review, 108

Wednesday 29 July

Donald Hutera, theatre critic for ‘The Times’ reviews ‘What’s it all About? Bacharach Reimagined’, an all-singing, all-dancing interpretation of the songwriter’s most-loved hits, an open-air performance of ‘Seven Brides for…

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The Monocle Arts Review, 107

Tuesday 28 July

Country music expert Baylen Leonard discusses a new covers album by family duo Watkins Family Hour, Americana artist Eilen Jewell’s latest release ‘Sundown Over Ghost Town’ and a new track from Grammy-nominated country…

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Culture with Rob Bound, 198

Monday 27 July

Myths are like history only they’re not real. But they’re reasonable, kind of. To answer the question “How do you make a myth?” we talk to classicist Natalie Haynes about their enduring appeal. We also ask art historian…

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The Monocle Arts Review, 106

Monday 27 July

Cultural commentator and writer Peter York talks Robert Bound through an exhibition about British punk band The Jam at Somerset House and a retrospective of Barbara Hepworth’s sculptures at Tate Modern. Plus: as cartoonist…

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The Stack, 152

Saturday 25 July

Tyler Brûlé’s insights on Nikkei’s purchase of the ‘Financial Times’ and what this means for print. Plus we leaf through Indian mountaineering magazine ‘The Outdoor Journal’, New Zealand culture title ‘White Fungus’ that…

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The Sessions at Midori House, 21

Saturday 25 July

Jaakko Eino Kalevi is one of Finland’s brightest new pop-music makers. This week he plays us three dreamy tracks from his eponymous new album.

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Weekend Agenda

Friday 24 July

This week we’ve jumped into the best of London’s immersive art events, enjoyed Belgian-Ethiopian funk and assessed the unfolding saga of Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman.

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The Monocle Arts Review, 105

Friday 24 July

Gillian Dobias speaks to Mark Schilling, a film critic based in Tokyo, about some of Japan’s latest movie releases, including a live-action adaptation of popular manga series ‘Attack on Titan’, an anime film ‘The Boy and…

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The Monocle Arts Review, 104

Thursday 23 July

Monocle’s Matt Alagiah is in conversation with Cathy Rentzenbrink, writer and books editor at ‘The Bookseller’. Together they discuss how Harper Lee’s unedited ‘Go Set a Watchman’ reads and consider the debate surrounding…

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The Monocle Arts Review, 103

Wednesday 22 July

Monocle’s contributor Fernando Augusto Pacheco talks Tom Edwards through the highs and lows of Brazil’s soap operas, from the controversial to the biblical, and of course the downright ridiculous.

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The Monocle Arts Review, 102

Tuesday 21 July

Promoter and music aficionado Sebastian Merrick talks us through some of his favourite and most exciting acts to emerge this year including funk and soul singer Ester Rada, Ethio-jazz players Black Flower and songs in the…

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Culture with Rob Bound, 197

Monday 20 July

Robert Bound speaks to artists, curators, the uninitiated and the professionals to get a handle on sound art – will it ever be as easy to love as a painting or as in vogue as performance art? How do you make it and where…

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New York anew

Monday 20 July

Entertaining some of Monocle’s London team during their visit to the big apple, native New Yorker Megan Billings finds herself appreciating the city in a whole new light.

Following the release of Monocle’s latest publication The Escapist, a journal for travellers, my thoughts are surprisingly preoccupied with the joy of staying put. Last week the New York office hosted a visit from some of…

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