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31 March 2015
Good to be bad

With ‘Mad Men’ reaching the end of a glorious and morally ambiguous run, Ben Rylan explores the pull of the dark side.

It’s the beginning of the end for AMC’s brilliant television series Mad Men. Since Don Draper first wore that dashing 1960s suit and tie and wowed us with his romantic vision of how to sell cigarettes to consumers that knew…

Ben Rylan

Global

This week’s Nikkei Asian Review looks at what Lee Kuan Yew left to Singapore's future generations, why Nintendo is finally leaping to smartphones, and how midair 3-D will change what we see.

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Everything you need to know about the world of design, from furniture to fashion and craft to architecture. Expect fresh stories, new finds and designers and all the latest news from the world’s most exciting studios.

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Join Monocle’s editors and guests drawn from our unrivalled pool of international commentators, analysts and experts to unpack the issues dominating the day’s agenda. From diplomatic wrangles and border disputes to big…

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Tuesday 31 March

We discuss the dividing lines in Nigeria as it prepares for the results of its presidential election and we hear about the refusal of Serbian radical Vojislav Seselj to return from Belgrade to The Hague to face justice.…

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Culture / Television

Good to be bad

Tuesday 31 March

With ‘Mad Men’ reaching the end of a glorious and morally ambiguous run, Ben Rylan explores the pull of the dark side.

It’s the beginning of the end for AMC’s brilliant television series Mad Men. Since Don Draper first wore that dashing 1960s suit and tie and wowed us with his romantic vision of how to sell cigarettes to consumers that knew…

Affairs

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After thousands march through Tunis in solidarity against terror, our correspondent in the city reflects on its response to the Bardo museum attack. Plus we discuss calls to make Ukraine more inviting to investors and meet…

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Culture

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Tuesday 31 March

Arts and entertainment writer for the ‘Telegraph’ Alice Vincent chats to Rob Bound about some of this month’s television highlights including the final season of scandalous office drama ‘Mad Men’, the new series of fantasy…

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We have a look at the elections in Nigeria as early results start to come in and ask if Greece is turning to Russia for economic help. Plus we discover how Costa Rica hasn't burned any fossil fuels so far in 2015 and review…

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Culture

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Culture is trawling the shores of Britain, Brazil and beyond this week to ask ‘What gets washed up?’ We examine ancient objects that tell tales of London's past and track the authors of messages in bottles, plus we find out…

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Affairs

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Monday 30 March

Negotiations on Iran's nuclear programme intensify before the deadline and US financier George Soros promises to invest $1bn in Ukraine. Tim Marshall and Sebastian Borger discuss these other day’s news stories.

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As the deadline approaches for a preliminary deal over Iran’s nuclear programme, we discuss its possible contents and the feasibility of its achievement. Plus we look back at this weekend’s Arab League summit in Sharm el…

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Culture / Society

Syncing feeling

Monday 30 March

The arrival of British Summer Time may mean lighter evenings and longer days but is this really worth losing an hour’s sleep over? Monocle’s Robert Bound investigates.

Welcome to the future. Here in Britain the clocks have just changed, shifting forward an hour. If the UK were a digital cable TV channel it would be called Now+1 because the British are brilliant at branding, aren’t they…

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Affairs / Politics

Fuelling the fire

Norway’s prime minister Erna Solberg’s brand of conservatism is typically Norwegian: progressive, inclusive and pragmatic. These qualities will be vital in the future as the oil-rich nation considers alternatives to the…

Affairs

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Monday 30 March

As Nigeria awaits the result of this weekend’s presidential election, we get the latest from Abuja. Plus we hear about the final farewell to the founder of modern Singapore and we get the business news from China. Also,…

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