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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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The Monocle Arts Review, 2

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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The Monocle Arts Review, 1

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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Culture / Entertainment

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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Culture / Media

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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Culture with Rob Bound, 176

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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Culture

The Stack, 130

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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Culture / Entertainment

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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Culture / Society

All things to all ramen

Thursday 19 February

To outsiders, Japan’s language – much like the nation as a whole – is multilayered, rich and, at first, a little baffling. To help, Monocle’s Robert Bound leads us through some of the more flavourful expressions.

The new issue of Monocle hits newsstands today and its theme is Japan. There was one Japanese quality that we were unable to squeeze into the pages of our March number, however. The Japanese language is a tricky beast for…

Culture / Film

Grey matters

Wednesday 18 February

The supposedly global phenomenon that is Fifty Shades of Grey has been a slow burn in Japan. Monocle’s Fiona Wilson is wondering why it has failed to whip up the crowds.

While the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey was busy destroying the competition at cinemas around the world, in Japan people were watching Big Hero 6, Disney’s film about an oversized inflatable robot and the top film…

Culture / Media

Old wives’ tale

Tuesday 17 February

The facts and fiction surrounding the UK’s most notorious monarch Henry VIII continue to hold the attention of the UK media. Monocle’s Tom Edwards wonders what’s so enduringly current about the 16th-century tyrant.

Though it might be old news to some, this week the press in London has been losing its head again over yet more stories about the Tudors. Yesterday it was the news that a celebrated portrait of Anne Boleyn – second wife of…

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Monday 16 February

We meet the editors and designers responsible for ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’s Oscar nominations, in Toronto we see a play that's been an unlikely hit, and hear from a centre in Portland hoping to boost the city’s arts scene…

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