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Weekend Agenda

Friday 28 March

This weekend enjoy a new German-Brazilian slant on interpreting landscapes in Hong Kong, check out the best of Japanese art in New York and enjoy the new album from LA art-pop chameleons Liars.

Over the past decade, German-Brazilian artist Janaina Tschäpe has interpreted landscapes with large-scale paintings in bold colours, installations, photography and video. Contemplating Landscape showcases Tschäpe’s works…

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You gotta have faith

Friday 28 March

The Pope’s popularity has reached a crescendo in Italy, with his own magazine and shout-outs on musical talent shows. What changed?

It is hard to believe that less than two years ago the Vatican was a byword for religious dogma and the papacy was seen as a bastion of reactionary, corrupt and most probably perverse practice. Back then, whenever I visited…

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Room for improvement

Thursday 27 March

Manners cost nothing – even when you’re flying economy. But for Monocle’s Phil Han, a recent long-haul flight left him wondering whether a cabin-etiquette refresher course is in order.

Flying long haul is never a pleasant thing, at least in economy.

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Monday 24 March

Titan of documentaries Errol Morris discusses his study of former US defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld, we get some tips on bands to watch following this year's SXSW in Austin and take a tour around the new Richard Hamilton…

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Weekend Agenda

Saturday 22 March

This weekend check out a mischievous collection of paintings and ceramics in London, head to the Middle East’s premier art event Art Dubai, and get lost in the immersive new album from Philadelphia band The War on Drugs.

London-based illustrator Robert Nicol brings some mischief to the Breese Little gallery on Great Sutton Street this weekend. Nicol plays God in his 10 pastel-hued acrylic paintings, creating a world with scant regard for…

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Saturday 22 March

This week we speak to Penny Martin, editor of ‘The Gentlewoman’, about her latest issue featuring Vivienne Westwood. Plus: we go to New York to find out about art title ‘Tunica’.

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Monday 17 March

Defining ad man John Hegarty talks Robert Bound through his latest book on creativity, we soak up some of the highlights from this year's Adelaide Festival, check in at ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ and enjoy a serenading from…

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Weekend Agenda

Saturday 15 March

This weekend, find a happy medium in New York, have an empty feeling in Copenhagen, see the wheel deal in Portland, and find your way to Milan in London.

French post-impressionist artist Paul Gauguin may be primarily known for his modernist paintings during the later half of the 19th century but he has worked extensively across multiple mediums. New York's Museum of Modern…

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Saturday 15 March

Dan Keeling and Mark Andrew run through the inspiration for their independent wine magazine 'Noble Rot', we get an industry report from our New Delhi correspondent and catch in with Tyler Brûlé in Tokyo.

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Monday 10 March

Crossword special: We ask how you set, complete and compete with these most puzzling of newspaper staples. Plus why word games are good for the brain, how to complete them in Japanese, and musical entertainment from the…

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Weekend Agenda

Saturday 8 March

This weekend we encourage you to take a chance on art in Paris, enjoy the view in Vancouver, embrace the space in London and collect your thoughts in Zürich.

Paris's MFC-Michèle Didier gallery is hosting the first of a two-part project that will span two years. The Pseudonym Project/Paris: Print Party is the brainchild of Montréal-born photographer Gabriel Jones, who did a New…

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Saturday 8 March

Tom Edwards reviews the global newsstand with Jeremy Leslie from MagCulture and we head to Italy, where new weekly *Il Mio Papa* caters for fans of the pope.

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Palpable enthusiasm

Wednesday 5 March

Monocle’s Tom Hall is, as you might expect, pleased that the resurgence of ‘Newsweek’ points to a passion for print. But, more importantly, he thinks physical and digital media should co-exist in perfect harmony.

With the resurrected print version of the news weekly Newsweek (they didn’t stay up all night agonising over titles back in 1933) soon arriving off presses in the US, the debate about traditional versus online media is…

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