Culture this week looks at film festivals in London and Tokyo and reviews our pick of the crop of current work. We also visit the Jodhpur Folk Festival in India.This week Section D talks retail. Peter Marino discusses China and the rise of “mass luxury” and we hear from New York retail guru Jonathan Wooster.How a new business is breathing life back into the Victorian kiln in Stoke-on-Trent and a visit to a book store in Toronto to crack a spine or two.The Urbanist speaks with author Leo Hollis about how bricks and mortar can tell the story of a city and we also get inside the head of Central London’s only sheep.A weekly one-hour show about eating and drinking introducing you to the players you need to know, from food growers to restaurateurs and chefs.The best of the week's programmes, chosen by Monocle's editors and guests, just in case you missed that great interview or fresh report.For the second edition of The Stack, we’re joined by Jane Morris – editor of The Art Newspaper, enjoy Kinfolk magazine, and meet designer Mario Garcia.Highlights from interviews conducted by books editor Georgina Godwin. The focus is on artists: from extrovert and controversial South African painter Beezy Bailey to the father of ambient electronic music Brian Eno. Also featured: audio artist Scanner, opera director Amir Hosseinpour and visual artist partnership Huntley Muir.The Syria Story: Ahead of the Geneva II conference on the Syrian civil war, The Foreign Desk presents a special documentary on the conflict. We’ll look at everything from its beginnings as a popular protest against the rule of the al-Assad family to the current military and diplomatic stalemate in the country.