Contributors / Megan Billings

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Folio society

When magazine editor Aaron Hicklin opened a bookshop in upstate New York, he wanted to move beyond the usual roster of titles. In the year since he launched, his guest-edited book lists have driven sales and put One Grand…

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Family business

Whether in Winnipeg or New York, McNally bookshops are the essence of their communities. We find out how the founders’ daughter is furthering the family line and how the new owner of the original shop is keeping up with the…

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Return to splendour

Chicago’s venerable architectural history has been in danger of weighing heavy on the city’s current crop of architects but now new buildings – and the regeneration of existing ones – are strengthening social foundations…

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Dream factory

When such an unusual and well-drawn film is nominated for an Oscar, you wonder where it came from. That was the case with 2015’s ‘The Dam Keeper’, an allegorical animation dreamt up by Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi. Des…

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Picture perfect

As the northern hemisphere braces itself for a chilly winter, much of the art world will be gathering in sunny Miami Beach for Art Basel’s annual Florida outing. Monocle takes an advance tour.

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My last meal: Gay Talese

Famed for his bewitching prose, Gay Talese pioneered New Journalism in the 1960s. Yet despite the avant-garde nature of his work he opts for classic dishes that combine sophistication and simplicity.






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