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Culture, 146

Monday 28 July

Robert Bound meets music-business impresario Shep Gordon – star of the new Mike Myers documentary Supermensch, talks Blaxploitation soundtracks with Edward Griffiths, we also get the lowdown on auteur filmmaking with Mark…

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Weekend Agenda

Saturday 26 July

This weekend enjoy fine craft and design from Mali that’s paying a visit to New York, see some of the world’s best press photography images in Tokyo, and pick up the debut album by new Toronto band, Alvvays.

Toronto’s Design Exchange museum and the Spanish culture agency Acción Cultural Española have teamed up to create exhibition Tapas: Spanish Design for Food. Over 150 utensils and pieces of food-related homeware that have…

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The Stack, 100

Saturday 26 July

A summertime special as Tyler Brûlé takes a look at the eclectic world of travel magazines together and a peak at the titles that former Country Living editor Francine Lawrence likes to take away with her. Plus, we also…

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Culture / Travel

Best of both worlds

Friday 25 July

Shared ground between nations doesn’t have to be overtly obvious. A recent trip to Italy for Monocle’s Gaia Lutz showed that il Bel Paese and her own home country, Brazil, have more than a few subtle things in common.

Coming back from a long weekend recently in Sicily I was struck by a feeling I often have whenever I have travelled to Italy: a feeling of leaving home. That might sound strange considering I was born and bred in Brazil but…

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Culture / Sport

Small victories

Thursday 24 July

The Commonwealth Games began in Glasgow yesterday among much murmuring that its exclusion of certain major sporting nations makes it a bit pointless. But not all contests are about winning big, says Monocle’s Robert Bound…

“To Commonwealth or not to Commonwealth?” that is a question. Last night the Commonwealth Games kicked off in Glasgow with much royal hoopla, metaphorical ceremonial caber tossing, a big thistle called Clyde and Rod Stewart…

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Culture / Society

Poetry in motion

Wednesday 23 July

The recent passing of one of Wales’s most treasured poets has Monocle’s Tomos Lewis wondering where next for the spoken word? In his home country poetry is an expression that’s as political as it is beautiful.

On Tuesday last week, the flagship nightly news programme on the national Welsh-language network in Wales, S4C, broke with its traditional format.

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Culture

Culture, 145

Monday 21 July

Monocle culture editor Robert Bound meets the mind behind London’s Secret Cinema events ahead of one of their most audacious plans yet, talks to author and journalist Simon Heffer, and enjoys a Midori House session from…

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Weekend Agenda

Saturday 19 July

This weekend head for Malta’s biggest showcase of international performance talent, see the works of a Chinese artist interpreting the transformation of a nation in Singapore, and enjoy the debut album by San Francisco band…


This week saw the opening of the 9th edition of the Malta Arts Festival, which takes over some of the Mediterranean island’s most prestigious venues such as the open-air theatre Pjazza Teatru Rjal and the newly restored…

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The Stack, 99

Saturday 19 July

We meet Steve Watson of independent distributors Stack magazines and go to Toronto to meet the man behind the striking new title Fshnunlimited.

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Culture / Television

Maternal madness

Tuesday 15 July

A new TV show in Japan is putting pressure on mothers to never look less than fabulous and cook like Michelin-star chefs – oh, and bring up their children. Fiona Wilson contemplates the craziness.

As if the pressures on working women in Japan weren’t enough, state broadcaster NHK is upping the stakes with its programme Karisumama, which translates as Charismatic Mums.

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Culture

Culture, 144

Monday 14 July

We meet the men behind Global Breakfast Radio, a station that streams shows from wherever it's breakfast time in the world. Peter White of ‘Broadcast’ magazine drops by to talk TV formats and CBC's Matt Galloway tells us…

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Weekend Agenda

Saturday 12 July

This weekend enjoy a look behind the thinking of the world’s best photographers in New York, seek out the works of a master sculptor in Buenos Aires, and enjoy the bittersweet new album from London band, Comet Gain.

The Magnum Contact Sheets exhibition now at New York’s Milk Gallery offers a rare glimpse behind methods used by photographers whose work comprises the vast Magnum photo agency collection, gathered since the 1930s onwards…

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The Stack, 98

Saturday 12 July

Tom Edwards welcomes editor Andrew Tuck and senior editorial assistant Thomas Reynolds into the studio for an assessment of what’s good – and not so good – among the magazines currently occupying newsstands. We also head…

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Culture / Sport

‘What’s a World Cup?’

Friday 11 July

Self-certified football agnostic Paul Noble describes the rare experience of having nothing to offer to everyone’s favourite topic of conversation.

It’s a strange time to be someone who has no interest in football. I only really became aware that the World Cup had begun when I drew Algeria in the Monocle office sweepstake.

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Culture / Media

Print run

Issue 75

Times don’t have to be tough for the print industry: these three local media outlets prove that success is attainable when you have a strong, high-quality brand.

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