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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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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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Coming into focus

Friday 24 April

Britpop stalwarts Blur are back with a new album and our Culture editor couldn’t be happier. But his enthusiasm is less about 1990s nostalgia and more about the creative harmony derived from friendship and new horizons.

I’m gearing up for Monday when the new Blur record, The Magic Whip, will be released. In fact, it’s the first time the toothsome foursome have released anything long-form together for 12 years. I’m 37 and was at school in…

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The Monocle Arts Review, 40

Friday 24 April

We head to the cinema with Karen Krizanovich to discuss the latest Marvel superhero blockbuster ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’, Taiwanese dark comedy ‘Exit’ and Reese Witherspoon’s new drama ‘The Good Lie’.

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The Monocle Arts Review, 39

Thursday 23 April

Author and associate editor of ‘The Bookseller’ Cathy Rentzenbrink tells us about three new novels to keep your eyes peeled for this month: Liza Klaussmann’s ‘Villa America’, Kirsty Logan’s ‘Gracekeepers’ and Renée Knight’s…

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Wednesday 22 April

As we approach the nominations for the 69th annual Tony Awards next week, Matt Wolf, critic for the ‘International New York Times’, joins Tom Edwards to discuss a few Broadway shows he expects to make the cut, including…

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The Monocle Arts Review, 37

Tuesday 21 April

Broadcaster and music aficionado Nick Luscombe takes us on a harmonic trip of Japan where he’s sourcing some of the country’s best sounds. There is music from Tatsumi – a skateboarding monk making electronica from his…

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Monday 20 April

To answer this week’s question on Culture, we discover the ‘yaybahar’ – a new acoustic instrument from Istanbul that sounds electronic – we speak to oboe makers Howarth of London, piano-making masters Steinway & Sons and…

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The Monocle Arts Review, 36

Monday 20 April

Journalist and curator Francesca Gavin discusses French conceptual artist Pierre Huyghe’s upcoming rooftop installation at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, a new show in Nottingham, England, curated by American con…

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