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The Monocle Weekly, 269

Sunday 31 August

Andrew Tuck and Robert Bound learn how to write a modern ghost story with author Joanna Briscoe, hear how John Moore's latest album came about (and sing along too), and discuss Girl Soldiers in the US with Helen Thorpe.

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The Foreign Desk, 34

Saturday 30 August

Monocle foreign editor Steve Bloomfield assesses whether European football, which boasts some of the most popular and lucrative leagues in the world, is the continent’s most potent soft-power tool. Featuring football wri…

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The Stack, 105

Saturday 30 August

Tyler Brûlé sits down with Ian Birch, director of editorial development at Hearst Magazines, we also discusses the over-40s magazine market, and go to Barcelona where a pair of young editors have launched Openhouse magazine…

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The Monocle Daily, 735

Friday 29 August

We give you the latest update on the strikes in Argentina, speak to author Rick Perlstein about his new book ‘The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan’, and tell you what to do on a Friday Night in New…

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Culture / Entertainment

Weekend Agenda

Friday 29 August

This weekend see the work of an iconic Canadian painter in Toronto, head to Hong Kong to check out the best in young art talent, and enjoy the new album from LA garage-rocker Ty Segall.

By the time of his death last year, Canadian painter Alex Colville had firmly established himself with his pastel-hued portrayals of everyday life. In Toronto the Art Gallery of Ontario is presenting the most comprehensive…

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The Menu, 150

Friday 29 August

MAD4 Symposium special: we are in Copenhagen to speak to the most interesting chefs, food producers and thinkers, who all attended the annual event spearheaded by Noma's René Redzepi.

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Midori House, 728

Friday 29 August

Mary Dejevsky and Jane Kinninmont discuss the day's news – from Ukraine and Russia to the Middle East, we also check in with our correspondent in Colombia, and investigate the "cold conflict" over contested Crimean gold.

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The Briefing, 732

Friday 29 August

We hear what Nato leaders have agreed to for fixing the crisis in Ukraine, ask why Athens might be getting a Formula 1 grand prix, and discuss the world’s largest indoor garden.

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Business / Economics

Strange times

Friday 29 August

The French are up in arms about an oncoming threat to lengthen their currently rather agreeable 35-hour maximum working week. Monocle’s David Plaisant asks at what time is it acceptable to still be stuck in the office?

This week a possibly fatal blow was struck to what many believe is a bastion of French culture – the almost sacred 35-hour maximum working week. A few days after taking up his new position as France’s minister of the eco…

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The Globalist, 740

Friday 29 August

A look at high-stakes Iranian diplomacy in Moscow, we try to predict the future of Malaysia Airlines, get the business news from India, and Ed Stocker roasts coffee in Brooklyn.

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The Monocle Daily, 734

Thursday 28 August

We discuss the probability of air strikes in Syria, hear of a suggestion to change Argentina’s capital, and find out why Hello Kitty may not be a cat after all.

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