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Friday 28 August

This week on The Monocle Arts Review we’ve enjoyed gangsta rap, the meeting in Vienna of two art masters and a new take on the condition of autism. Read up and listen in.

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Friday 28 August

Cinema gets musical this week as we review ‘Straight Outta Compton’, the biopic about California hip-hop group NWA, and new EDM flick ‘We Are Your Friends’. We also discuss the re-issue of Michelangelo Antonioni’s romantic…

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Sayonara, Okura

Thursday 27 August

It’s finally time to say goodbye to Hotel Okura in Tokyo. Fiona Wilson laments the closure of this much-loved 1960s architectural gem.

After months of anticipation, it’s finally time to say goodbye to Hotel Okura in Tokyo. The main wing of this much-loved hotel, built in 1962, will close next week, ahead of its demolition. We’ve been talking and thinking…

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Thursday 27 August

We raid the bookshelf with Parul Sehgal, editor at ‘The New York Times Book Review’. Up for discussion are Steve Silberman’s exploration of the treatment of autism in ‘Neurotribes’, Ottessa Moshfegh’s ‘Eileen’ and Jonathan…

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Wednesday 26 August

Summary: We take a look at the week in theatre in London including Benedict Cumberbatch’s much-anticipated role in ‘Hamlet’ at the Barbican, more Shakespeare at the Globe with Simon Godwin’s take on ‘Richard II’ and a…

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On with the show

Tuesday 25 August

As daytime talk shows abandon old-guard anchors for a new kind of host, discussions seem to have been replaced by a whole lot of bickering. Ben Rylan tunes in.

For much of the 1980s and 1990s, daytime television was dominated by a handful of personalities who often needed just one name. Donahue, Ricki, Sally, Jerry and, of course, Oprah.

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Tuesday 25 August

Laura Snapes, senior editor at ‘The Pitchfork Review’, reviews this week's music releases: ‘Poison Season’ by Canadian rocker Destroyer, a new collaboration between Cate le Bon and White Fence’s Tim Presley called Drinks…

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Monday 24 August

As nightclub numbers dwindle in the UK and licensing laws put more much-loved dance floors under threat, we take a global look at nightlife. From London to Beirut to Seoul, we discuss why a thriving nightlife is important…

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Monday 24 August

Monocle’s Vienna correspondent reviews the most recent exhibitions in Vienna, including the latest offering from the Leopold Museum and the Ernesto Neto show at TBA21.

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Saturday 22 August

On this week’s show we talk to Rachel Maria Taylor and Jody Daunton, the editors of lifestyle magazine ‘Another Escape’. We also pay a visit to a new magazine shop in Berlin and praise the Taiwanese title ‘Mogu’.

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Saturday 22 August

This week’s session is from world-class pianist and songwriter Ben Folds. He performs tracks from his new album ‘So There’ and chats to Andrew Mueller.

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Weekend Agenda

Friday 21 August

This week we’ve been treated to an acclaimed documentary about a very special family of filmmaking brothers, fresh R&B sounds straight out of Croydon, and an international group show at London’s Lisson Gallery.

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Friday 21 August

Tim Robey, film critic for the ‘Daily Telegraph’ and regular ‘Monocle’ contributor, gives us a preview of this week’s film releases, which include Andrew Haigh’s ‘45 Years’, romantic comedy ‘Gemma Bovery’ and documentary…

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Paper trail

Thursday 20 August

As Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post sends its last copies of 48 Hours magazine to press, Aisha Speirs leafs through the recent history of the city’s struggling English-language print media scene.

Today is the final day that readers of Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post will be receiving their copy of 48 Hours – a magazine that since 2013 has accompanied the Thursday edition of the city’s daily, English-language…

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Thursday 20 August

Up for discussion on this week’s books review we have Edward Lucas’s ‘Cyberphobia: Identity, Trust, Security and the Internet’ and Mark Mason’s upcoming factual adventure about Britain’s postcodes, ‘Mail Obsession’. Plus…

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