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Monocle culture editor Robert Bound takes an international look at the latest in film, music and the arts. Plus – weekly Midori House music sessions.

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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 Biennale, and music from Seun Kuti and Novo Amor.

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131 14 Apr 2014
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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 Biennale, and music from Seun Kuti and Novo Amor.

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130 7 Apr 2014
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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 creator Tove Jansson, hear a session from Los Desderrado and get a lesson in Neopolitan music.

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129 31 Mar 2014
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We sit down with Sir Anish Kapoor to discuss his craft and enjoy a session from sisterly duo The Pierces.

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128 24 Mar 2014
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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 exhibition at London's Tate Modern. Plus: we celebrate 10 years of the Marrakesh biennale.

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127 17 Mar 2014
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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 Chloe Charles.

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126 10 Mar 2014
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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 uber-talented Eska.

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125 3 Mar 2014
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A Midori House session from Canada's Basia Bulat. We also find out about mystery Nigerian musician William Onyeabor, educate ourselves on the history of the UK folk scene, visit the revived Diamond Horseshoe club in New York and discuss the best of Montréal en Lumiere.

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124 24 Feb 2014
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We crack open the spine of Tom Rob Smith's new Swedish thriller, soak up a dazzling session from Anna Calvi and hear how Syrian art is flourishing in Beirut. Plus: Cambodia's first hardcore punk band and the best of contemporary Arabic fiction.

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123 17 Feb 2014
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Italian special: we deconstruct Italo Disco, meet the Editor in Chief of the ‘La Gazzetta dello Sport’ and ask why TV show 'Blob' has been so successful. Plus: a trip to the Berlinale and analysis of ‘House of Cards’ season two.

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122 10 Feb 2014
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Piano virtuoso Nils Frahm explains how he's turned his work into a book. We also get the verdict on the LA Art Book Fair and India Art Fair, as well as reflecting on the impact Kickstarter has had on the film industry. Plus: a Midori House session from analogue obsessives Psapp and a potted history of Iranian film.

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121 3 Feb 2014
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Jon Savage talks about making his iconic book 'Teenage' into a film, we have an intimate Midori House session from Diane Birch and we get immersed in Sound in New York. We also explore the archives: the soundtracks of Michael Caine's back catalogue, 125 years of ‘National Geographic’ photos and the storage rooms of Houston's Menil Collection.

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120 27 Jan 2014
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Radiohead's Colin Greenwood tells Robert Bound why we should embrace our local independent music venues, we enjoy a Midori House session from Peggy Sue and get the lowdown on this year's Sundance, Art Stage Singapore and Eurosonic.

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