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Monocle Presents, 8

Wednesday 29 October

A fresh selection of new tracks chosen by guest DJs and friends of Monocle 24 from around the world.

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Monday 27 October

As Halloween approaches we learn about all things gothic with the curator of a new exhibition at the British Library and find out about this year’s costume trends. Plus a report from the CMJ Music Marathon in New York and…

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The Stack, 113

Saturday 25 October

The best of what’s new in print from two of our favourite editors: Marc Valli of Elephant magazine and Rob Alderson of Printed Pages. Plus, we visit the inviting new magazine stand at Foyles in London.

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Weekend Agenda

Friday 24 October

This weekend see the work of Baghdad-born architectural great Zaha Hadid in Tokyo, check out a quirky new film comedy in Montréal, and enjoy a new album of spacey dance sounds from Viennese beatmaker Dorian Concept.

Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery is presenting Baghdad-born, London-based architecture icon Zaha Hadid’s first large-scale solo show in Japan. Paintings and drawings from both current and previous projects are on display that…

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Monocle Presents, 7

Wednesday 22 October

Among Nick Luscombe picks this week are a new cover of a Pet Shop Boys classic, the spacey sound of LA’s Captain Supernova, the sample-licious vibes of France’s Fulgeance and the unmistakeable tunes of Sweden's Iamamiwhoami…

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Monday 20 October

Broadcast’s Peter White introduces highlights from this year’s MIPCOM conference, we meet playwright Jingan Macpherson Young as her new production Filth opens in London and we hear live music from New Build.

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The Stack, 112

Saturday 18 October

Tom Edwards and Steve Watson review some of the most exciting new independent magazine titles to hit the shelves including Gimesport, Michō, Scragg Egg, Fat and Rabona.

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Weekend Agenda

Friday 17 October

From a London pop-up showcasing a new way to engage with music to a fashion flashback to Italian Vogue’s finest moments plus the advent of the Chicago International Film Festival, here are this week’s global cultural hig…

Michael Kutza, the founder of the Chicago International Film Festival, has once again selected 150 features from more than 50 countries for the 50th edition of the extravaganza. Scandinavian films make a substantial appe…

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Down with the kids

Thursday 16 October

Becoming a father has reawoken the child in Monocle’s Dan Poole. He ponders whether his new-found love of toys is healthy for a man in his early 30s.

Yesterday, knowing I needed something to talk about and having no idea what that might be, I visited the Guardian website for inspiration. Perhaps I’d find the results of an intriguing bike-riding survey, news of an insp…

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Monocle Presents, 6

Wednesday 15 October

Join Nick Luscombe as he travels the international new-music highway. Plus: an exclusive interview with legendary Swiss producer Boris Blank from the band Yello.

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A stitch in time

Wednesday 15 October

We live in a consumerist society where damaged clothes are replaced rather than fixed, says Gaia Luiz, who was forced to resort to a needle and thread on a recent trip - and struggled.

Last week I headed to Madrid for the launch of The Monocle Guide to Good Business. I packed lightly, taking just one option for the evening and nothing else that would suit the occasion. Having arrived quite late I headed…

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The good old days?

Tuesday 14 October

With the rise of ‘antisocial’ smartphones there’s a tendency to look back at the past with rose-tinted glasses – but life has never been better, says Daniel Giacopelli.

There’s an old black-and-white photo that went viral online last year. The scene is a train carriage packed with sitting commuters, each with his or her face buried deep in the ink and folds of the morning newspaper. No one…

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