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The Monocle Arts Review, 65

Friday 29 May

We get Hollywood-heavy in this week’s Monocle Arts Review as Cassam Looch runs us through action-packed blockbuster ‘San Andreas’, Simon Pegg and Lake Bell’s blind date gone wrong in rom-com ‘Man Up’ and Al Pacino as an…

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The Monocle Arts Review, 64

Thursday 28 May

Parul Sehgal, editor of ‘The New York Times Book Review’ talks Tom Edwards through poet Maggie Nelson’s memoir, Oliver Sacks’ latest autobiography as well as a new biography of Anders Breivik, who was behind the 2011 Nor…

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Culture / Film

A flawed utopia

Wednesday 27 May

Tristan McAllister on why Tomorrowland, the new sci-fi blockbuster starring George Clooney, tanked in the US over the long weekend

I’ve always been somewhat perplexed by the idea that summertime is when the world’s big movie studios expect they can cash in. I understand Christmas movie rushes; people stuck inside looking for a way to get out coupled…

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The Monocle Arts Review, 63

Wednesday 27 May

Alice Vincent, arts and entertainment writer for the ‘Daily Telegraph’, reviews some recent programmes, including the much-anticipated ‘Mad Men’ finale and the new Netflix septuagenarian comedy ‘Grace and Frankie’. Plus we…

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Culture / Environment

Park life

Tuesday 26 May

After attending a conference in Toronto on the awareness of landscape architects and designers, Jason Li has a new-found respect for the civic spaces in his city.

Take a moment and think about your city’s defining landmark. Is it the Eiffel Tower in Paris? Maybe the One World Trade Center in New York? Or Hong Kong’s IM Pei Bank of China Tower? I’m going to take a stab in the dark and…

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The Monocle Arts Review, 62

Tuesday 26 May

Luke Turner, associate editor at ‘The Quietus’, sits down with Andrew Mueller to discuss three new music releases. Up for discussion are Mbongwana Star’s ‘From Kinshasa’, Holly Herndon’s ‘Platform’ and Algiers’ new self…

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Culture with Rob Bound, 189

Monday 25 May

As AMC’s ad drama ‘Mad Men’ draws to a close, Robert Bound asks: “Where did all the good adverts go?” He speaks to Peter Mead, chairman and founder of Abbott Mead Vickers; Richard Brim, executive creative director at Adam…

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The Monocle Arts Review, 61

Monday 25 May

Art consultant and dealer Kathlene Fox-Davies provides snapshots of some of this month’s photography exhibitions in London. We explore the limitations of photography in Clare Strand’s latest show at the Grimaldi Gavin…

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The Stack, 143

Saturday 23 May

Tom Edwards meets publishing aficionados Bruno Ceschel and Yannik Bouillis as they put on the Offprint independent publishing fair at London's Tate Modern. Plus we hear from alternative literary journal ‘Table Talk’ and…

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The Sessions at Midori House, 12

Saturday 23 May

Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear are a mother-and-son duo from Kansas City who have been wowing crowds and critics across Europe and North America this year. They hit the Monocle 24 studios to perform a selection of songs…

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The Monocle Arts Review, 60

Friday 22 May

Tim Robey, film critic for ‘The Telegraph’, speaks to us from Cannes about three films up for the coveted Palme d'Or: Todd Haynes’ drama ‘Carol’, Hungarian Holocaust film ‘Son of Saul’ and FBI action thriller ‘Sicario’.

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Culture / Society

Faces of note

Thursday 21 May

Whose image would you like to see on the new £20 note? Robert Bound suggests some well-known names that might fit the bill.

In the next five years the British people have a momentous decision to make. Sure, there’s set to be a referendum on the UK’s relationship with Europe that could change the fortune of every single subject in the kingdom and…

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The Monocle Arts Review, 59

Thursday 21 May

Writer Mark Mason talks us through other people’s literary journeys. We also discuss Steve Boggan’s quest for precious metal and poet Simon Armitage’s trip through the southwest of England. And as F Scott Fitzgerald’s ‘The…

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