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The Cinema Show, 9

Friday 5 February

Alongside the team behind Monocle 24’s ‘The Urbanist’, we’re trekking through a metropolitan maze as we explore how cities are depicted on screen. We hear from ‘Detroit Free Press’ on how its city has been given the cine…

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The Monocle Arts Review, 235

Friday 5 February

Film critic Anna Smith and Monocle’s Gillian Dobias talk about this weekend’s cinema. ‘Trumbo’ is a look at Hollywood in the 1940s when many leading industry figures were blacklisted for their political beliefs; ‘Janis:…

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The Monocle Arts Review, 234

Thursday 4 February

The Independent’s literary editor Arifa Akbar reviews the latest book releases: ‘The Noise of Time’ by Julian Barnes; ‘The High Mountains of Portugal’ by Yann Martel; and ‘The Passion of Mademoiselle S: Letters to a Lover’…

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The Monocle Arts Review, 233

Wednesday 3 February

Monocle’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco reviews Brazilian TV shows, including the new season of ‘Amor & Sexo’, a show about sex and relationships, and the perennial ‘Silvio Santos’. Plus: a healthy cooking show with Bela Gil.

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The Monocle Arts Review, 232

Tuesday 2 February

Last Friday was a big day for pop releases, with Rihanna and Sia bringing out highly anticipated albums; Alice Vincent, arts and entertainment writer for ‘The Telegraph’, and Andrew Mueller talk through both. Plus: we learn…

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Culture with Rob Bound, 225

Monday 1 February

We round up two of last week’s film festivals that really set the pace for the rest of the year: Sundance and Trieste. While the mainstream is focused on the run up to the red carpet of the Oscars, the rest of the film…

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The Monocle Arts Review, 231

Monday 1 February

Art dealer Kathlene Fox-Davies leads us through three art exhibitions currently on show in London: ‘Collages 1959-1964’, which explores the work of pop artist Tom Wesselmann at David Zwirner gallery; a photography show by…

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Meet the Writers, 8

Saturday 30 January

On Meet the Writers this week, Georgina Godwin sits down with one of Latin America’s literary heroes: Roberto Ampuero is probably Chile’s greatest living author. As well as being the creator of the famous fictional detec…

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The Stack, 179

Saturday 30 January

When we leaf through the pages of the world’s most luxurious publications, what is it about the images and words that captivates and enthralls us? Lucia van der Post joins Tyler Brûlé to reflect on the state of today’s…

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The Sessions at Midori House, 48

Saturday 30 January

Legendary Malian singer Rokia Traoré tells us about her new album ‘Né So’ – which translates as “home” – and discusses what home means to her.

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The Cinema Show, 8

Friday 29 January

Sneaking about in the shadows, dressed in our Burberry trenches, we assess the spy scene in the cinema. From Michael Caine in ‘The Ipcress File’ (1965) to Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Saboteur’ (1942), author and social scientist…

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The Monocle Arts Review, 230

Friday 29 January

Monocle’s New York bureau chief Ed Stocker is fresh off the plane from Utah for the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. He talks us through three documentaries that caught his eye: ‘Jim: The James Foley Story’, a look at the life…

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The Monocle Arts Review, 229

Thursday 28 January

Sharmaine Lovegrove, co-founder of Dialogue Scouting, and Monocle’s Matt Alagiah talk through the week in books, featuring ‘A Guide to Berlin’ by Gail Jones and Moroccan writer Tahar Ben Jelloun’s ‘The Happy Marriage’. Plus…

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The Monocle Arts Review, 228

Wednesday 27 January

On this week’s theatre review we discuss Alistair McGowan’s role as a coma patient trying to piece together the last 10 years of his life in ‘4000 Days’ and we head to the Lyrics Hammersmith theatre for a reprise of the…

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The Monocle Arts Review, 227

Tuesday 26 January

Potential new wave out-takes meet 1980s corporate video tunes and manic marimba visions in this week’s music review. Broadcaster and DJ Nick Luscombe talks Robert Bound through upcoming releases from London-based producer…

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