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The magical realist

Tuesday 22 April

Monocle’s Franco-Colombian producer Daphnée Denis remembers the first time she came across the name ‘Gabriel Garcia Marquez’.

When I was seven my mother gave me Of Love and Other Demons, a novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. It was the story of a young woman said to have rabies who gets exorcised in 18th century Cartagena. The book spares no scenes…

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Culture, 132

Monday 21 April

New Beginnings: Serbia’s culture minister settles into his new role with a bit of redecorating, we follow Sarah McCrory in her first year as director of the Glasgow International Festival GIF and watch the rom-com tackling…

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Culture / Society

Feeling festive

Monday 21 April

Easter is a time of adorable visuals, simple pleasures and endless charm, says David Plaisant.

As the gap between East and West seems to grow ever wider in Europe, thanks to the strange cycles of the moon Eastern Orthodox Easter and Western Easter fell on the same day this year: the 20th of April. And I think we…

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Saturday 19 April

This week Tom Edwards sits down ‘Porter’ magazine’s fashion director Gabriele Hackworthy to discuss A-list cover shoots and fashion retail in print. Plus, we go to Nottingham where a magazine-lovers treasure trove has…

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Culture / Entertainment

Weekend Agenda

Thursday 17 April

This weekend enjoy the best of international cinema at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, see art created from the ground up in São Paulo, and check out the new album by Australian electronic musician Chet Faker.

The 13th edition of the Tribeca Film Festival is in full swing in Lower Manhattan, continuing its tradition of promoting independent films and filmmakers. This year a total of 89 features and 58 shorts from 40 countries…

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Culture, 131

Monday 14 April

We inspect the global TV industry at this year's MIPTV conference, hear how Sweden’s art scene is on the rise, and meet the new wave of playwrights bringing political theatre back to Chile. Plus, the verdict on the Sydney…

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Culture / Design

The best and worst of design

Monday 14 April

Salone del Mobile in Milan may be known as the world’s greatest design fair but there’s room for improvement, says Aled John.

Another year another design show, another negroni, another stiff espresso the morning after. Salone del Mobile is the world’s greatest design fair – at least in the number of exhibitors, attendees and land mass covered.…

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Saturday 12 April

Tom Edwards meets Rob Alderson and James Cartwright of the influential ‘Printed Pages’ magazine. Plus, we go to Thessaloniki to hear the latest from the Journalism in Transition conference.

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Culture / Entertainment

Weekend Agenda

Friday 11 April

This weekend look out for some masterful photography in Minneapolis, enjoy the works of Australian, Filipino and Korean artists in Singapore, and listen out for the new album from UK off-kilter pop act, School of Language…

If you’re in London this weekend stop by the Brixton East gallery to see American History X: Volume 1, a solo exhibition by conceptual pop-artist Ben Turnbull. The show features sculptures and collages portraying the very…

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Culture / Politics

Misunderestimated by the critics

Friday 11 April

The unveiling of paintings by former US president George W Bush in Dallas has been met by mixed reactions ranging from perplexed uncertainty to ridicule. But Monocle’s Tomos Lewis says judging Bush’s creative outlets so…

“I looked the man in the eye,” said former US president George W Bush about his first meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin in 2001, and, he said, “I was able to get a sense of his soul.”

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Culture / Sport

Uniting the home crowd

Tuesday 8 April

Brazil is known throughout the world for its footballing excellence but some Brazilians remain dubious of the sport’s positive impact, says Monocle’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco.

I’ve never been a major football fan but I have to admit, when it comes to it, my country does it very well and we should be proud of it. For those who have no idea what I’m talking about – the country in question is Brazil…

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Culture, 130

Monday 7 April

Sophie Richard talks about her art-lovers guide to Japanese museums and we take a trip to Montréal to get shocked and awed by the Chapman Brothers’ first show on North American soil. We also explore another side of Moomin…

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Culture / Radio

Sounding good

Monday 7 April

Radio is not only a pleasant way to get your news, entertainment or music fix, it’s also seemingly impervious to the ups and downs in popularity suffered by similar formats such as TV, says Monocle’s Tom Edwards.

Despite the plethora of technological options at our disposal we are somehow still drawn to the clear simplicity of the spoken word – the radio. Perhaps it’s the intimacy of the voices or the reassurance of a little patient…

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Saturday 5 April

A Stack special as we head to the Netherlands for the Facing Pages 2014 independent magazines biennale in Arnhem. We also check in with Tyler Brûlé who has the latest from Hong Kong (via Lisbon).

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