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The Monocle Arts Review, 46

Monday 4 May

Ossian Ward from the Lisson Gallery gives us a preview of the 56th Venice Art Biennale, starting on Saturday May 9. Among the topics discussed is this year’s curator Okwui Enwezor and of course the highlights of the Nati…

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The Stack, 140

Saturday 2 May

Tyler Brûlé and Rob Orchard of ‘Delayed Gratification’ review some of the magazine-stand’s very best, the mixed fortunes of Finland's print industry plus David Plaisant speaks in praise of ‘Il Sole 24 Ore’ supplement ‘IL’…

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The Sessions at Midori House, 9

Saturday 2 May

Joey Burns, lead singer of Tucson-based band Calexico plays stripped-back songs from the group's brand new album ‘Edge of the Sun’ and chats to Tom Hall about what being an Americana band really means.

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Weekend Agenda

Friday 1 May

This week on The Monocle Arts Review we’ve enjoyed Blur’s return pop’s top spot, a Thomas Hardy classic and a new take on a lesser-known superhero. Read on and listen in for more.

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The Monocle Arts Review, 45

Friday 1 May

‘Little White Lies’ editor David Jenkins reviews Thomas Vinterberg’s remake of ‘Far From the Madding Crowd’, the remastered art-house classic by Federico Fellini, ‘8 1/2’, and ‘Argerich’, a documentary about Argentinian…

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The Monocle Arts Review, 44

Thursday 30 April

Arifa Akbar, literary editor of ‘The Independent’, gives us her take on the week’s book releases including the recently translated – and once banned by the Nazis – ‘Schlump’, Nobel laureate Toni Morrison’s new novel ‘God…

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Wednesday 29 April

The final episode of Mad Men is imminent yet the series’ slick aesthetic, well-paced storylines and cast of characters addicted to breaking the rules mean that it will leave a lasting legacy says Monocle’s Andrew Tuck.

Mad Men is coming to an end. We have just a few weeks to go before Don Draper leaves our lives forever. Launched in July 2007, the TV series was created by Matthew Weiner and has charted the careers and lives of the adve…

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The Monocle Arts Review, 43

Wednesday 29 April

We discuss April’s must-watch or must-avoid shows with Alice Vincent from ‘The Telegraph’, including hit American hip-hop drama ‘Empire’ as it hits British screens, Steve Coogan’s venture over the pond in US sitcom ‘Happ…

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The Monocle Arts Review, 42

Tuesday 28 April

Will Hodgkinson, rock and pop critic for ‘The Times’ reviews Blur's brilliant new album ‘The Magic Whip’ and gets folky with new releases from British musicians Bill Fay and Olivia Chaney.

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Monday 27 April

Will Hodgkinson from ‘The Times’ and British Undergound’s Crispin Parry talk about the romance of waxing lyrical about your favourite bands in a homemade mag and whether fanzines can only exist in print. Plus we open the…

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Top five from the culture desk

April 2015

For Monocle's Quality of Life Conference in Lisbon, Robert Bound put the spotlight on five things from the field of culture that are worthy of an encore. Sit back for cool museums and steamy cinema experiences.

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The Monocle Arts Review, 41

Monday 27 April

Sue Steward runs us through some of this month’s photography highlights in London including the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House, ‘Skate Girls of Kabul’ by Jessica Fulford-Dobson at the Saatchi…

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The Stack, 139

Saturday 25 April

Tyler Brûlé discusses the cream of the printed crop with ‘Printed Pages’ editor in chief Rob Alderson, we discuss a change of frequency for ‘Women's Wear Daily’ and speak to Mele-Ane Havea from ‘Dumbo Feather’.

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The Sessions at Midori House, 8

Saturday 25 April

Portland's rising jazz star Jarrod Lawson plays tracks from his eponymous debut record and chats to Paul Noble about his musical upbringing and virtuoso piano-playing.

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