Culture

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Thursday 9 April

Monocle correspondent and book reviewer Christopher Frey talks to Andrew Tuck about Canada's relationship with China via David Mulroney's new release 'Middle Power, Middle Kingdom: What Canadians need to know about China…

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Culture

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Wednesday 8 April

Donald Hutera, ‘Times’ critic and arts writer, is in the studio with Steve Bloomfield to review the week in theatre and dance. They discuss Orpheus eating his way to happiness in one-man-play ‘Fat Man’, Ivo van Hove's take…

Global

Culture / Food & Drink

Can we have another two minutes?

Tuesday 7 April

Deciding what you want to eat is a unique challenge in the US thanks to its plethora of menu choices – but would a simpler offering make Americans happier?

When the Monocle team at our New York bureau ventures out to eat lunch it’s often a great debate. Do we want Thai food? How about falafel? Or perhaps we’re into some crunchy raw greens tossed with a cashew-based dressing…

Culture

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Tuesday 7 April

Editor of ‘The Quietus’ John Doran discusses some of this week’s music releases from around the globe with Andrew Mueller

Global

Culture

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Monday 6 April

Rob Bound analyses the results of ‘The Art Newspaper’ exhibition and its museum-attendance survey for 2014 to find out which institutions come out on top around the world. Is it the masters or the contemporaries who are…

Global

Culture

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Monday 6 April

Monocle’s Kimberly Bradley brings us up to speed with a few of Vienna’s best art exhibitions this month including ‘Artists and Poets’ at Secession, the ‘Rare Earth’ show at TBA21 and a selection of paintings by Egon Schiele…

Global

Culture

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Saturday 4 April

Assessing the state of Toronto’s magazine publishing industry from Monocle's Toronto bureau, Tyler Brûlé speaks to the editor of ‘The Walrus’, Jon Kay, the editor in chief of ‘Toronto Life’ magazine, Sarah Fulford, and the…

Global

Culture

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Saturday 4 April

Valencia-based Americana musician Josh Rouse is in the studio to play us tracks from his 11th studio album,‘The Embers of Time’ and chats to Monocle’s Andrew Mueller.

Global

Culture / Entertainment

Weekend Agenda

Friday 3 April

This week on The Monocle Arts Review we’ve looked at everything from the world’s finest environmental photography to the recent phenomenon of ageing hipsters. Listen in to hear more.

Culture / Arts

Lacking foundation

Friday 3 April

A new memorial to the victims of Communism hasn’t gone down very well with Torontonians. Christopher Frey takes a closer look at the controversy.

As far as capital cities go, Canada’s isn’t one that’s big on bold, monumental gestures. Arguably it could use a few. Perhaps just not the one that’s become a pet project of prime minister Stephen Harper.

Culture

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Friday 3 April

Film critic Karen Krizanovich and Monocle’s Gillian Dobias discuss the re-release of Ridley Scott's sci-fi cult classic ‘Blade Runner’, the seventh film in ‘The Fast and the Furious’ franchise and Noah Baumbach's new comedy…

Global

Culture

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Thursday 2 April

Fleur Macdonald review Peter Ackroyd’s biography of Alfred Hitchcock, Kate Hamer’s debut novel ‘The Girl in the Red Coat’ and David Turner’s history of schooling in ‘The Old Boys: The Decline and Rise of the Public School’…

Global

Culture / Arts

Watching the watchers

Wednesday 1 April

Monocle’s editor delights in the reaction of his fellow audience members during a recent visit to see a Hollywood star tread the boards in London.

I just went to see Kevin Spacey in one of his final performances at the Old Vic theatre in London, playing the role of the real-life civil-rights lawyer Clarence Darrow. It was a packed Friday night and sure, people were…

Culture

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Wednesday 1 April

Arts and entertainment writer for the ‘Telegraph’ Alice Vincent chats to Rob Bound about some of this month’s television highlights including the final season of scandalous office drama ‘Mad Men’, the new series of fantasy…

Global

Culture / Television

Good to be bad

Tuesday 31 March

With ‘Mad Men’ reaching the end of a glorious and morally ambiguous run, Ben Rylan explores the pull of the dark side.

It’s the beginning of the end for AMC’s brilliant television series Mad Men. Since Don Draper first wore that dashing 1960s suit and tie and wowed us with his romantic vision of how to sell cigarettes to consumers that knew…

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