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Culture / Entertainment

1 August 2014
Weekend Agenda 02/03 August

This weekend get a look behind the artistic process in Singapore, head to Melbourne for a showcase of the world’s best cinema, and enjoy the glamour-tinged debut from Dan the Automator’s new project, Got A Girl.

Taking on some those much-storied music festivals south of the border in the US at their own game (think SXSW, Coachella, FYF FEST), Montréal has been the proud host of Osheaga since 2006. The ninth edition kicks off today…

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Let's get together

Cities work when they let people meet, hang out and sit; they are less about the buildings than the bits in between. Monocle cracks open a chilled beer and embarks on a global tour to enjoy the best outdoor spaces for…

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Regular check-ins and live interviews from the US and all across the Americas add to the mix of guests and analysis from our studios in London.

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Friday 1 August

We are in Vienna to meet three sisters who want to challenge Austrian baking traditions, get of the latest on London’s cold-brew coffee front, and visit one of the most successful hop farms in upstate New York.

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Tim Marshall of Sky News and James Hoare of SOAS discuss the kidnapping of an Israeli soldier and what it means for any possible ceasefire, we also review the best Italian film releases with Luca Mastrantonio, and hear the…

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Culture / Entertainment

Weekend Agenda

Friday 1 August

This weekend get a look behind the artistic process in Singapore, head to Melbourne for a showcase of the world’s best cinema, and enjoy the glamour-tinged debut from Dan the Automator’s new project, Got A Girl.

Taking on some those much-storied music festivals south of the border in the US at their own game (think SXSW, Coachella, FYF FEST), Montréal has been the proud host of Osheaga since 2006. The ninth edition kicks off today…

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Friday 1 August

As Israel and Palestine agree to a 72-hour ceasefire, we assess the likelihood of that agreement lasting. Plus, we get the latest from the Ukraine crash site, ask why blocking ambassadors in the US is a popular strategic…

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Culture / Media

Do you copy?

Friday 1 August

Plagiarism accusations have recently caused embarrassment at institutions ranging from the US senate to Buzzfeed. Monocle’s Daniel Giacopelli has some recommendations for writers to avoid falling into the trap.

The most delicate of writerly tasks is not navigating the thorny issues of race or sex or religion, but the vicious scourge of one’s own craft.

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Friday 1 August

Monocle’s editor-in-chief Tyler Brûlé and Emma Nelson ask why Shinzo Abe has become the most-travelled Japanese prime minister in recent memory. We assess how Malaysia Airlines might move forward in its current form, and…

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We hear from the Quilliam Foundation’s Haras Rafiq about the spread of extremism in the Middle East, check in with correspondent Ben Tavener in São Paulo about a giant new church, and get a round-up of the Asian papers with…

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Dogs: we spend an hour with man’s best friend and look at the city from a dog’s eye-view. Why are city-slickers gaga over pricey pooch pampering?

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We discuss why the US has decided to supply Israel with weapons, hear why Rob Ford is back in the news, and review the best of this week’s new books.

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Too close for comfort

Thursday 31 July

The increasingly dire conflict between Israel and Palestine prompts Monocle’s Steve Bloomfield to ask why traditional Arab support for the latter in surrounding nations has gone quiet.

What happened to the Arab street? A lazy shorthand to describe protests from Amman or Algiers (“what are those Arabs thinking?”), it was a place that was always heard from whenever Israel/Palestine erupted in violence.…

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The Briefing, 711

Thursday 31 July

As Israel’s reservists are called up, we get the latest from the Gaza conflict, ask why Argentina’s debt talk failed, and asses Nato’s weaknesses in Eastern Europe. Plus, we review the day’s newspapers from North America…

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Thursday 31 July

When, if ever, should a government pay for the release of hostages? Mark Harris and Laurence Miller discuss a report that suggests Europe is paying more and more for the release of its citizens captured overseas. We also…

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Wednesday 30 July

We investigate Africa’s deadliest virus but also ask whether Ebola is quite the killer bug it’s cracked up to be with Sandra Smiley from Medicins Sans Frontieres and journalist Arwen Kidd, who recently returned from Liberia…

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