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Why Greeks live longer

27 September 2021

Nestled in the heart of the Aegean, the island of Ikaria used to be a secluded spot with a humble and unhurried way of life. Today, a third of the island's population lives to be more than 90 years old. We venture to the…

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Monocle on Culture, 514

16 August 2021

Robert Bound is joined by the film critics Simran Hans and Caspar Salmon to review the film ‘Zola’ – a dark comedy based on a viral twitter thread about two strippers in Florida on a wild weekend gone wrong.

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Screen saviour

It has been a dark year for cinemas around the world but the credits aren’t rolling yet – and a revitalised cinema on Singapore’s waterfront is stealing the scene.

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Studio Babelsberg: reel deal

6 May 2021

Despite the ubiquity of digital effects in cinema, Berlin’s Studio Babelsberg has preserved the craft of prop making. Its lifelike items continue to appear in some of the biggest movies today. We inspect the studio’s stu…

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Call of the wild

Natural-history programmes are kings of the televisual jungle. But are they telling the whole story?

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The lives of others

From art thievery to murderous intentions, warzones to Japanese suburbs, we highlight the latest releases on screen, page and stereo that will keep you diverted and delighted as winter draws near. There’s plenty to keep…

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The Monocle Weekly, Rose Glass

19 October 2020

We catch up with Rose Glass to learn about faith, art and film school as her stunning directorial debut ‘Saint Maud’ arrives in cinemas.

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Bigger picture

Running a cinema is about much more than the silver screen. We meet the industry players who believe in the future of public screenings.

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In living memory

Growing up is, famously, hard to do, as our round-up of current and imminent cultural gems reminds us. From bedroom pop to Ugandan girlhood, the Sicilian coast and Japanese suburbs, teenage years and their legacy are to the…

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Get in on the action

Proof that a less socially intense schedule won’t dilute the quality of your cultural life comes in the form of Oliver Hermanus’s beautiful South-African drama, Damien Chazelle’s jazzy new musical, Hazel English’s uplifting…

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The Ten

History feels alive and kicking this month. Our picks include a Netflix series about a pioneering African-American millionaire, Tom Stoppard’s personal new play and choreographers of the past on show in São Paulo. Plus: the…

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The Ten

Let there be light: Oklahoma Contemporary is clad in undulating aluminium to reflect the prairie sun and the Sydney Biennale is spotlighting overlooked stories from artists around the world. Plus: Caribou’s most personal…

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The Ten

It didn’t take long for Frieze to find its Californian groove and the UK art fair is back in Los Angeles this month. Plus: training the lens on the male; farce and fantasy on stage and page; a new Nigerian journal offering…

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Calling the shots

Its émigrés helped to shape the global film industry and now the country itself is becoming a cinema and TV production hub. So how is Hungary earning its starring role as the Hollywood of Europe?

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