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The Urbanist, Tall Stories 53: Cairo Tower

24 April 2017

We head to Egypt to hear the story of the Cairo Tower, the tallest structure in North Africa. Designed by Egyptian architect Naoum Shebib, it is one of the city’s most well-known modern monuments.

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Culture with Robert Bound, 289

24 April 2017

We meet some of the people who contributed the May edition of Monocle. Georgina Godwin tells us about her story on the Hay Festival turning 30, Andrew Mueller chats about his trip to the Paris apartment of Lebanese singer…

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Meet the Writers, 72

22 April 2017

Georgina Godwin meets Irvine Welsh, the hugely acclaimed and often controversial author who defined a generation with his debut novel ‘Trainspotting’. In his new book ‘The Blade Artist’, Begbie is back. Find out how this…

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The Stack, 243

22 April 2017

We speak to the founder of The Hyman Archive, the largest collection of magazines in the world, and chat with the editor of ‘Lodestars Anthology’. Plus: new French title ‘The Skirt Chronicles’ and a look at the French…

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The Sessions at Midori House, 112

22 April 2017

Hailing from the Faroe Islands, Eivør performs in the studio and tells us how her tiny home country proved to be big inspiration for new album ‘Slør’.

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The Cinema Show, 72

21 April 2017

Tom of Finland is one of the world’s most prolific erotic artists. We speak to film-maker Dome Karukoski about his new film recalling the difficult private life of the man behind the moniker, Touko Laaksonen. Plus: Un…

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The Monocle Arts Review, 518

21 April 2017

With the Tony nominations on the horizon, we dial up theatre critic Matt Wolf in New York to see who’s doing well on Broadway. Plus: we talk April novels with ‘Elle’ magazine’s literary critic Sharmaine Lovegrove, take a…

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Culture with Robert Bound, 288

17 April 2017

People have always loved a good murder-mystery but recently there’s been an influx of binge-worthy documentaries, books and podcasts based on true crime, such as ‘Serial’ and Netflix’s ‘Making a Murderer’. From Malaysia to…

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Meet the Writers, 71

15 April 2017

Leon is a crime writer and one of Venice’s greatest chroniclers; her fans include Theresa May and Hillary Clinton. She’s written 26 books, been translated into 35 languages – though, crucially, not Italian – and sold mil…

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The Stack, 242

15 April 2017

A magazine review with ‘Delayed Gratification’ editor Rob Orchard and Maite Rico, deputy editor at El País. Plus: our take on the new editor of British ‘Vogue’.

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The Sessions at Midori House, 111

15 April 2017

American musician Weyes Blood discusses how the changing world we live in inspired her latest album ‘Front Row Seat To Earth’ and plays live in the studio.

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The Cinema Show, 71

14 April 2017

Why do so many grand old theatres fall into disrepair? ‘ArchDaily’ editor James Taylor-Foster and architects Jason Flanagan and Takero Shimazaki share the secrets to gently updating a picture palace for the modern age.

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The Monocle Arts Review, 517

14 April 2017

Ben Rylan chats to film critics Karen Krizanovich and Tim Robey about this month’s cinema releases, we get to grips with the latest podcast sensation ‘S-Town’ and we take the temperature of Canada’s music scene. Plus: we…

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Culture with Robert Bound, 287

10 April 2017

Robert Bound sits down with author Alex Preston and his editor at Faber & Faber, Walter Donohue, to discuss the objects, books, plays and, in this case, plants, that have influenced them.

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