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Weekend Agenda

Thursday 17 April

This weekend enjoy the best of international cinema at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, see art created from the ground up in São Paulo, and check out the new album by Australian electronic musician Chet Faker.

The 13th edition of the Tribeca Film Festival is in full swing in Lower Manhattan, continuing its tradition of promoting independent films and filmmakers. This year a total of 89 features and 58 shorts from 40 countries…

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Monday 14 April

We inspect the global TV industry at this year's MIPTV conference, hear how Sweden’s art scene is on the rise, and meet the new wave of playwrights bringing political theatre back to Chile. Plus, the verdict on the Sydney…

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Culture / Design

The best and worst of design

Monday 14 April

Salone del Mobile in Milan may be known as the world’s greatest design fair but there’s room for improvement, says Aled John.

Another year another design show, another negroni, another stiff espresso the morning after. Salone del Mobile is the world’s greatest design fair – at least in the number of exhibitors, attendees and land mass covered.…

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Saturday 12 April

Tom Edwards meets Rob Alderson and James Cartwright of the influential ‘Printed Pages’ magazine. Plus, we go to Thessaloniki to hear the latest from the Journalism in Transition conference.

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Weekend Agenda

Friday 11 April

This weekend look out for some masterful photography in Minneapolis, enjoy the works of Australian, Filipino and Korean artists in Singapore, and listen out for the new album from UK off-kilter pop act, School of Language…

If you’re in London this weekend stop by the Brixton East gallery to see American History X: Volume 1, a solo exhibition by conceptual pop-artist Ben Turnbull. The show features sculptures and collages portraying the very…

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Culture / Politics

Misunderestimated by the critics

Friday 11 April

The unveiling of paintings by former US president George W Bush in Dallas has been met by mixed reactions ranging from perplexed uncertainty to ridicule. But Monocle’s Tomos Lewis says judging Bush’s creative outlets so…

“I looked the man in the eye,” said former US president George W Bush about his first meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin in 2001, and, he said, “I was able to get a sense of his soul.”

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Culture / Sport

Uniting the home crowd

Tuesday 8 April

Brazil is known throughout the world for its footballing excellence but some Brazilians remain dubious of the sport’s positive impact, says Monocle’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco.

I’ve never been a major football fan but I have to admit, when it comes to it, my country does it very well and we should be proud of it. For those who have no idea what I’m talking about – the country in question is Brazil…

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Monday 7 April

Sophie Richard talks about her art-lovers guide to Japanese museums and we take a trip to Montréal to get shocked and awed by the Chapman Brothers’ first show on North American soil. We also explore another side of Moomin…

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Culture / Radio

Sounding good

Monday 7 April

Radio is not only a pleasant way to get your news, entertainment or music fix, it’s also seemingly impervious to the ups and downs in popularity suffered by similar formats such as TV, says Monocle’s Tom Edwards.

Despite the plethora of technological options at our disposal we are somehow still drawn to the clear simplicity of the spoken word – the radio. Perhaps it’s the intimacy of the voices or the reassurance of a little patient…

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Saturday 5 April

A Stack special as we head to the Netherlands for the Facing Pages 2014 independent magazines biennale in Arnhem. We also check in with Tyler Brûlé who has the latest from Hong Kong (via Lisbon).

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Culture / Entertainment

Weekend Agenda

Friday 4 April

This weekend check out German-Egyptian textile art in Istanbul, enjoy the graceful simplicity of geometric imagery in New York, and listen out for a new album of smart pop tunes from French duo, Jamaica.

The Phoenix Film Festival in Arizona is in full swing this weekend at the Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre on Mayo Boulevard. Almost 200 films from the US and around the world are being screened, from shorts by independent…

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Culture / Environment

All the right noises

Friday 4 April

London’s bureaucratic, nimby-driven clampdown on noise “pollution” is misguided, says Monocle’s Robert Bound. Rather than drive out the sounds of the city, residents should realise that the noise of London is what makes it…

Noise has been up for discussion recently. Or a lack of it.

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Culture / Music

It’s good to be back

Wednesday 2 April

Whether it’s a case of shunning the stage altogether, returning to it after a prolonged absence or grabbing the mic from beyond the grave, absenteeism is the key to musical immortality.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder, they say, and for some musicians a bit of time away (or even an eternity spent in obscurity) helps to top up not only the mystique but maybe the bank balance, too.

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Monday 31 March

We sit down with Sir Anish Kapoor to discuss his craft and enjoy a session from sisterly duo The Pierces.

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Culture / Music

Speakers, whisky and all that jazz

Monday 31 March

Japan’s deep love of jazz and high-end speakers struck a chord with Paul Noble on a recent trip to Tokyo.

On a recent trip to Japan, I had the intense pleasure of visiting several jazz kissaten (literally ‘coffee shop’) in Tokyo's Jimbocho area. These intimate, family-run bars, usually seating no more than 10 people, are built…

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