Culture / Entertainment

Weekend Agenda

Friday 4 July

This weekend check out the images of an American photography great in New York, catch up with the legacy of a French design master in Paris, and enjoy a new album of upbeat pop from Brian Eno and Karl Hyde.

This weekend stop by London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) for the Artists’ Film Biennial 2014, a four-day celebration of the moving image inspired by international artists. This year’s edition features talks and…

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Culture / Sport

We’d rather bicycles than balls

Tuesday 1 July

M24’s Tom Edwards concedes that the Tour de France has had its image problems but argues that the sport has made more progress than football when it comes to swerving gross commercialisation.

The Tour de France is the greatest annual sporting event in the world. This week the 101st edition of the classic cycle road race begins not in France but in Yorkshire, right here in England, against the beautiful backdrop…

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Culture

Culture, 142

Monday 30 June

Robert Bound sits down with artist Tracey Emin to discuss the sale of her iconic unmade bed, writer Will Hodgkinson discusses his formative years in English suburbia, we meet filmmaker Tom Berninger and his brother Matt …

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Culture / Arts

Duvet day

Monday 30 June

As an iconic work of contemporary art goes under the hammer in London tomorrow, culture editor Robert Bound assesses the importance of Tracey Emin’s unmade bed.

Tomorrow Christie’s will sell one of the two most famous works of art made in the last 20 years. When I interviewed Tracey Emin about “My Bed” last week she said that she didn’t really make it: that it made her. It did. It…

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The Stack, 96

Saturday 28 June

Tom Edwards checks out the latest independent magazine offering with Marc Valli, editor of Elephant magazine and owner of Magma bookstores. Plus, we go to Lisbon where Cabide magazine is rejecting both print and the web.

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The Weekend Edition, 4

Saturday 28 June

On this Weekend Edition special, Georgina Godwin meets two talented authors and hears about the redesigned family bookshop that is stocking their work. Nick Harkaway talks about his new book ‘Tigerman’ – all about ex-col…

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Culture / Entertainment

Weekend Agenda

Friday 27 June

This weekend see the works of a controversial modern-day pop-art phenomenon in New York, enjoy another creative side of David Lynch in Tokyo, and check out the new album from Icelandic band, GusGus.

New York’s Whitney Museum holds its final exhibition at its Breuer building HQ this weekend on Madison Avenue before relocating next year and it’s a huge figure in art to see the site out – Jeff Koons. The US artist, who…

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Culture / Sport

A home win

Friday 27 June

The unpredicted success of Brazil’s staging of the World Cup means the nation’s citizens are currently riding a wave. Monocle’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco looks at why it’s a case of so far, so good.

I don’t want to sound smug about it – but we did it. After an incredible barrage of negative coverage, everybody was expecting carnage during the World Cup in Brazil including many of my fellow Brazilians. But what we’ve…

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Culture / Urbanism

Breath of fresh air

Wednesday 25 June

Well, fresh air with a hint of cabbage. Markus Hippi likes to make full use of his nostrils when he visits a new city – and believes smells and scents should be as valued as sights and sounds.

When travelling, I don’t want to listen to music on headphones. Instead, I want to take in the atmosphere and the vibe of the city I am visiting as much as I can without artificial, distracting sounds. I want to see and…

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Culture / Film

Screen time

Issue 75

There are cinemas that do something different; whether it’s inventive programming, Q&As with directors or social spaces where people can share their passion, they offer an antidote to the mundane multiplex. Here are the…

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Culture, 141

Monday 23 June

King of the camera Wolfgang Tillmans drops in to tell us about his life in photography, we also head to Art Basel to discover the best new contemporary art, review this year’s NXNE festival in Toronto, and get pitch-perfect…

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Culture / Music

Distinctive voice

Monday 23 June

Toronto has a thriving music scene – but Jason Li is wary that unnecessary meddling might result in it losing its unique sound.

“It’s a party boat, baby,” says the girl behind the makeshift ticket booth at the ferry terminal, with an air of nonchalance. I had asked why it would take 45 minutes for the ride to Toronto Island that usually takes 10.…

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Saturday 21 June

A World Cup special as Tom Edwards sits down with football writer Ben Lyttleton and editor of the ‘Green Soccer Journal’, Adam Towle. Plus, we head to Milan to go behind the scenes at ‘La Gazzetta dello Sport’.

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Culture / Entertainment

Weekend Agenda

Friday 20 June

Weekend This weekend check out the best of music and performance at Toronto’s NXNE festival, enjoy a surreal Korean-American take on ceramics in Paris, and listen out for the new album by Danish punk band, Lower.

While the 20th installment of North By Northeast (NXNE) can be broken down into film, art, comedy, interactive speeches and music, there is no doubt that music is the festival’s raison d’être. Spread over 10 days across…

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