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Added value

Buying a work of art, especially if you’re doing so with the aim of starting a collection, can be a daunting business. We’ve turned to experts from both ends of the spectrum – an adviser, picture editor and collector, as…

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Popular appeal

The US presidential election is one of the biggest events in TV news. So after their rolling coverage of the primaries, how are the broadcasters ramping up for the final Clinton vs Trump showdown in November?

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Divide and conquer

He’s a Turner Prize nominee and has been honoured by the nation but Yinka Shonibare’s work continues to trigger big responses (one critic said hanging was too good for him). On the eve of a new show about our fractious…

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Culture briefing

London’s art-world future after Brexit, plus documentarian Andrew Rossi takes on Manhattan’s Met.

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Media briefing

We’re caught by film-maker Naotaro Endo’s documentary on Tokyo’s iconic Tsukiji fish market.

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Selling with soul

What do artists and their dealers talk about? Jeff Koons and Almine Rech are friends who work together, so when they’re not talking Picasso over dinner, she’s moving walls to accommodate his work. Here’s a window on their…

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Full focus

If TV is now a battle for eyeballs, who are the generals directing the fight? We take the temperature of three leaders in different fields: current affairs in Taiwan, mafia-worrying drama from Italy and sumptuous subtitled…

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She's got talent

Cécile Frot-Coutaz heads up the Fremantle Media Group, a content provider with a huge global reach thanks to its TV brands including ‘The X Factor’ and ‘American Idol’. She discusses evolving viewing habits and how she…

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Bigger picture

Though television shows are played out on the small screen, in recent years they have become huge business across the globe. Discover the series coming out of Brazil, Nigeria and the Middle East that you should be switching…

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Wealth of good material

Germany’s financial powerhouse has a lesser-known face as a quietly influential news hub giving Munich and Hamburg a run for their media money. Monocle pays a visit to discover a city rich in newspapers and broadcasters…

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Media briefing

High-definition is going stratospheric – discover the technology giving your telly some welly.

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Turning up the heat: The Escapist, take two

The pages of this second edition of the Escapist started flying around our office at a most curious time. Just as our editors were kicking into gear to send the July/August issue to print before many of them headed off on…

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The lay of the land

From Colombia to Moldova and a fair few places in between, we take stock of what makes the world go round – and yes, manicures and underwear both feature prominently.

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Sky's the limit

Josh Fehnert reporting from Buffalo: After a post-industrial plummet in its economy, outlook and population, rust-belt city Buffalo is preparing to take flight once again. We find urban renovation, new businesses and pos…

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Captive audience

Andrew Tuck reporting from the Azores: Although rain and rough waters might put a damper on your first impressions of the well-connected Azores, you’ll soon find yourself won over by the islands’ compact capital and tight…

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Changing of the guard

James Chambers reporting from Hanoi: In Vietnam’s fast-paced capital where two wheels still rule the streets, old-world charm and the status quo are being challenged by a rapid social and urban transformation.

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Unpolished gem

Matt Alagiah reporting from Palermo: Sicily’s capital is far from perfect but its revival, thanks to progressive leadership and the return of youthful residents, is a joy to behold.

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Fully functional

Christopher Lord reporting from Brno: The Czech Republic’s second city was central to European design before falling into a troubled 20th-century sleep. Revival came thanks to research investment but its future may lie in…

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Life's a breeze

Fiona Wilson reporting from Wellington: With its isolated coastal location and stunning sea views, this might be the world’s windiest city but it’s not all hot air. The New Zealand capital is home to incomparable coffee,…

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Les liaisons dangereuses

Rob Bound reporting from France: What happens when you put Monocle’s Culture editor and a mysterious companion in a Jaguar and launch them on a sojourn through France from Biarritz to Marseille? On reflection it’s probably…

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Sea Change

Ed Stocker reporting from Lima: Centuries of immigration have made Peru’s coastal capital the culinary envy of Latin America. Now designers hope to do the same for the city’s architecture, from restoring colonial landmarks…

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Broad horizons

With its intriguing mix of grand colonial boulevards, art deco façades and buzzing plazas, Uruguay’s capital is emerging as a beacon of creativity and democracy in Latin America.

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