Culture / Media

Too much information

Monday 10 November

Thanks to modern technology, both the media and those following the news can react online to stories in an instant. But Monocle’s Markus Hippi thinks there’s still value to be found in thinking before you speak.

There is something romantic about the old days of personal correspondence: the time of letters, postcards and the era before smartphones. I recently was reminded just how much things have moved on from that period thanks…

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The Stack, 115

Saturday 8 November

David Plaisant sits down with the founder and editor of the influential BUTT magazine and Tom Edwards checks out the new issue of So It Goes with its editor and creative director James Wright.

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Culture / Entertainment

Weekend Agenda

Friday 7 November

This weekend check out the more functional but no less beautiful side of art in Chicago, get to one of Vienna’s creative spaces to enjoy the city’s month-long celebration of photography, and enjoy the new album of inventive…

Now in its 21st year, the Sculpture Objects Functional Art + Design fair (SOFA) returns to Chicago’s Navy Pier this weekend to showcase works from nearly 70 galleries. SOFA focuses solely on three-dimensional works that…

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Culture / Food & Drink

Sayonara sushi

Friday 7 November

Sushi’s huge global popularity has left its home nation, Japan, chasing down rapidly depleted stocks of prized fish needed to make the dish. Monocle’s Fiona Wilson says that’s a raw deal.

Environmental groups have been talking about it for years but now one of Japan’s most famous sushi chefs has waded into a debate about the global explosion of the Japanese meal’s popularity and the subsequent problem of…

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Monocle Presents, 9

Wednesday 5 November

Nick Luscombe presents a fresh look at new sounds from across the globe including great tracks from Belgium's Benjamin Schoos, Japanese duo Kuromitsu To Kinako, LA’s Pyrmdplaza and Dutch producers Full Crate x Mar.

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Monday 3 November

Journalist Rich Peppiatt introduces his new film, One Rogue Reporter, which turns the tables on the editors of Britain’s tabloids. Plus the art world’s most powerful players and live music from Asaf Avidan.

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Culture / Arts

Art of censorship

Monday 3 November

At the Singapore Writers Festival, Jason Li ponders censorship in the arts and the impact it has had throughout history.

“The best art is produced because of censorship and other constraints,” says a friend, a Singapore poet and fellow at the Yale-NUS liberal arts college. It’s the Singapore Writers Festival and we are talking about the…

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Culture / Media

Diverse city

Issue 78

The second outing of our new series takes us to Istanbul, a city undergoing rapid change that is transforming the media landscape. Monocle explores the city and its multiple media offerings that are influencing the nation…

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Saturday 1 November

Tyler Brûlé discovers why some fonts fit and what typography trends can be found on the printed pages of commercial and editorial content.

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Weekend Agenda

Friday 31 October

This weekend learn about China’s younger generation through art in Hong Kong, check out a season of Stanley Kubrick classics in Toronto, and enjoy the new album from London indie-pop duo, Ultimate Painting.

This retrospective of the career of one of the darkest talents of 20th-century mainstream cinema, Stanley Kubrick, at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto compiles an impressive haul of scripts, props, costumes and other…

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Monocle Presents, 8

Wednesday 29 October

Nick Luscombe’s handpicked selection of slinky sounds includes tracks from Vancouver soul singer Dawn Pemberton and video-game soul from Finland’s Ted Striker.

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Monday 27 October

As Halloween approaches we learn about all things gothic with the curator of a new exhibition at the British Library and find out about this year’s costume trends. Plus a report from the CMJ Music Marathon in New York and…

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