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Meet the Writers, 76

20 May 2017

‘The Girl From Aleppo’ is a book about a wheelchair-bound teenager who flees her home in Syria to live in Germany. Born with cerebral palsy, Nujeen Mustafa speaks openly about her experience and says refugees need compas…

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The Stack, 247

20 May 2017

We welcome the editor of Belgium art and literature magazine ‘Oogst’ plus Davide Cazzaro, editor of a ‘Nang’ magazine which looks at Asian cinema, and Gail Bichler from ‘The New York Times Magazine’.

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The Sessions at Midori House, 116

20 May 2017

’90s rock and pop favourites The Charlatans are back with a brand new album called ‘Different Days’. Tim Burgess and Mark Collins from the band come into the studio to play from it.

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The Cinema Show, 76

19 May 2017

The 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival got off to tense start as participants and audiences clashed over whether streaming giants ought to be allowed to compete. We assess the arguments. Plus: how Warner Bros got…

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The Monocle Arts Review, 522

19 May 2017

We review the latest book and podcast releases with publisher John Mitchinson and writer Pete Naughton. Plus: art adviser Kathlene Fox-Davies gives us her take on Photo London, we meet a film producer to find out just how…

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Backstage pass

We go behind the scenes at a stadium-sized operation where creating sets for some of the most famous live TV shows in the US – and the world – has become a family affair.

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Show and tell

Esther Schipper’s career path from Köln to Berlin reflects the fluidity of Germany’s art scene. Here’s how the gallerist has stayed ahead of the curve.

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Culture with Robert Bound, 292

15 May 2017

This month Robert Bound is joined by graphic designer and first female principal at Pentagram, Paula Scher, and Adrian Shaughnessy who teaches visual communication at the Royal College of Art and is also co-founder of Unit…

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The Urbanist, Tall Stories 56: national typography

15 May 2017

For this week’s edition of Tall Stories, we take you to the Basque Country. But instead of focusing on a building, we look at something that is present in most structures: national typography. Monocle’s Chiara Rimella tells…

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Meet the Writers, 75

13 May 2017

Bill Hayes, the author, photographer and long-term partner of writer and professor of neurology Oliver Sacks, reveals the stories of their lives and talks about his moving new book ‘Insomniac City, New York, Oliver and Me’…

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The Stack, 246

13 May 2017

As a political crisis grips Washington, many in the US’s newspaper industry recalled another incident that saw journalism and politics collide – the Watergate scandal. Journalism professor John Owen joins Tom Edwards to…

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The Sessions at Midori House, 115

13 May 2017

UK R&B singer Purple Ferdinand plays from her new EP ‘Rain or Shine’ and talks about making the leap from a big record label to an independent one.

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The Cinema Show, 75

12 May 2017

As the creative force behind such films as ‘Swimming Pool’, ‘8 Women’ and ‘Young and Beautiful’, François Ozon has become one of the most respected and versatile directors working today. In this special extended interview…

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The Monocle Arts Review, 521

12 May 2017

Ben Rylan is joined in the studio by Eurovision experts Chris West and Frances Robinson to discuss this year’s extravaganza in Kiev. Plus: our Eurovision correspondent Fernando Augusto Pacheco is on the ground to take us…

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