Contributors / Chiara Rimella

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Move closer

From a Canadian popstar’s emotional return to a beloved portraitist’s political roots, we survey the season’s cultural highlights.

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Catching sparks

From a historical novel about identity in a time of plague to retro-Persian electro music secretly recorded in Istanbul, we survey the brightest of the cultural highlights to come.

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Immaculate collection

A great auteur and a fresh film talent vie with super-sized art, musical returns and literary explorations of identity to excite our intellectual curiosity.

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25 things to make you happy

Summer is all about taking a break and doing the things that enhance your quality of life. And we’ve devised a modest checklist of ideas to set you on the right course – to make life just a bit nicer. So grab your swimmers…

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Artistic intake

From a sculpture park to record shops, these are the cultural hotspots to hit this summer.

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Bright sparks

From Polish thrillers and Argentinian documentaries to the perfect soundtrack for entertaining this summer, we survey the most exciting new releases in culture.

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State of the arts

The art world is back – renewed and reinvigorated. From the transformation of a cargo port into a public cultural centre in Singapore to the collectors funding the artists they admire, we survey the best of what the summer…

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Hitting peaks

From a soundtrack to sisterhood to the secret history of Brazilian dance movements, we survey the essential cultural high points of the coming month.

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Is the future of papers Wordle or world news?

Newspapers have survived – even in print. But is their future now dependent on word games and dating connections as much as delivering news? And should we even care about where our information comes from? Monocle’s panel…

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Artistic licence

From a Danish short-story collection to an exploration of Hollywood’s cultural legacy, we survey the works that capture our times.

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Taking on the world

From a compassionate migration thriller to an exhibition on compulsive image-making, we survey the season’s cultural highlights.

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Sight and sound

From an artist’s interrogation of identity to an auteur’s latest work of high melodrama, we survey forthcoming cultural highlights.

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Beyond a joke

At a time when it isn’t always easy to see the funny side, comedians from Denmark to Dubai are providing a vital service by keeping us smiling – while making the powerful nervous. We hail these satirists, cartoonists and…

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Top billing

From box-office draws to books and beats, we highlight the main attractions on the cultural calendar.

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Jump start

Get in the swing of things with a vivid literary slice of 1960s Harlem, a joyous new album from a Motown icon and a must-see photography fair.

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Heat wave

With big-screen portraits of beloved writers and pop visionaries, rediscovered novels and moving beaches, this will be a summer to remember.

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Easel living

Why rent expensive studio or gallery space when you can create and showcase at home? Meet the real artists in residence.

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Prime times

From Low Countries noir to a physician’s phenomenal art sale, we pick the books, films, albums and exhibits to give your month a fresh perspective.

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Top draw

Photography can capture the details of clothes as they are in real life but what’s wrong with a little fantasy? Nothing is better at adding romance to the cut of a coat or swoosh of a dress than illustration. We meet three…

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Life in motion

This year’s spring releases have a distinct air of self-reflection to them. From a surreal, life-affirming drama set on a gritty Paris banlieue to a transportive collection of poems recorded over dreamy soundscapes, here…

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Safe in the knowledge

How can media sustain us? Keep conversations simple, challenge untruths, fix neighbourhoods? We visit three projects that are good for their environments.

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Only human

From vital but sobering screen documentaries to a captivatingly introspective US instrumentalist and the story of a besotted auteur, the premier cultural offerings of early 2021 seem to reflect a meditative mood. But…

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18. Balance the books

Independent bookshops often prompt a lifelong love of reading. Now it’s time to support them, in person or through sensible online marketplaces.

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22. Own it

Commissioning an artwork gives you a chance to be part of the creative process, as well as the thrill of not quite knowing what the result will be.

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28. Set your alarm

Getting fit in the new year? Swap the calorie-counting and lunchtime gym sessions for an early start on the open water.

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