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Monocle Presents, 2

Wednesday 17 September

A fresh selection of new tracks chosen by guest DJs and friends of Monocle 24 from around the world.

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Spoiled for choice

Tuesday 16 September

More choice as a consumer can be a good thing but for Monocle’s Ed Stocker, who recently moved from Buenos Aires to New York, it has led to an unexpected anxiety.

I never thought it would be like this. That feeling of dread in the stomach – the same back-to-school sickness I used to feel as a child after the summer holidays had ended. Yet ever since arriving in New York at the end…

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Culture, 153

Monday 15 September

As the Mercury Prize shortlist is announced, we ponder the importance of national music awards, plus Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård talks about new film In Order of Disappearance, we head to Brazil for ArtRio and there’s…

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Culture / Film

Censored cinema

Monday 15 September

Film censorship in Singapore is an increasingly ineffective tool that exposes the country’s inability to participate in meaningful political discourse, says Jason Li.

Singapore’s film industry is not exactly globally renowned so it’s always intriguing when I hear one of my fellow countrymen’s names pop up at a leading festival. This year at the Toronto International Film Festival I…

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The Stack, 107

Saturday 13 September

Tom Edwards sits down with the editor of The Gentlewoman, Penny Martin, to find out about the latest issue. We also take an in-depth look at the Brazilian newsstand, including titles Época, Piauí, Junior and Plástica &…

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Culture / Entertainment

Weekend Agenda

Saturday 13 September

This weekend find the common ground between language and art in Toronto, appreciate some of the finest leather in the world with Hermès in Hong Kong, and enjoy the new album from Swedish band Simian Ghost.

It seems Canadian mixed-media artist Graham Gillmore cannot decide if words or images convey his messages best so he takes no chances and employs both. The Toronto outpost of Division Gallery presents a selection of his…

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Culture / Technology

Show time

Thursday 11 September

Launching new technology is about putting on an impressive and dazzling show. But don’t get too blinded by the lights, says Monocle’s Tom Hall.

Those shamanic soothsayers of technology – in an array of co-ordinated, non-clashing pastel-coloured shirts – have spoken again. This time they’ve made a watch. And on Tuesday, time stood still as they told us all about it…

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Monocle Presents, 1

Wednesday 10 September

Monocle Presents... Broadcaster, DJ and new-music specialist Nick Luscombe selects the latest and freshest tracks from all over the world, including Finnish synth-duo Sin Cos Tan, the first single from the debut album by…

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Culture, 152

Monday 8 September

The Duke of Devonshire and artist Christopher Le Brun show Robert Bound around a new sculpture exhibition in the grounds of Chatsworth House, we head to Beirut and Bamako to find out how music is being used as light relief…

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The Stack, 106

Saturday 6 September

Tom Edwards presents the Stack live from Paris with a look at some of France's best design publications at the Maison&Objet design fair. Plus, we hear about a bold front cover from Germany's Hamburger Abendblatt.

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Culture / Sport

Off target

Wednesday 3 September

UK news networks were out in force to cover football’s transfer-deadline day yesterday – one of the most tedious non-events in sport. Monocle’s Robert Bound on why waiting for headlines to happen is not time well spent.

Yesterday was one of the big days for English sports television. Not necessarily a big day for sport but for sport as TV, yesterday was important. Transfer-deadline day is the day when all the English football teams that…

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Culture, 151

Monday 1 September

Robert Bound gets the lowdown on storytelling phenomenon The Moth with bestselling author Neil Gaiman, meets abstract painter Sean Scully, and enjoys a Midori House session from Boston-born dream-folk artist Marissa Nadler…

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