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Narrating the world

Monocle meets the men and women who are shaping the news agenda, from influential radio presenters to newspaper editors and television hosts.

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Little by little

In this CGI era when craft means corralling pixels, we take a trip to a traditional animation studio in Tokyo to marvel at mastering the miniature. Among the models and drying paint we find that old-fashioned artworking is…

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Come on down

What’s the secret to game shows’ enduring popularity? Is it the triumph of ‘the everyman’ – the idea that anyone, of any race, age, gender or background, could win a fortune? Or is it that people just need some silly fun…

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All the fun of the fair

Olma, Switzerland’s annual agriculture and nutrition tradeshow, has been going strong for 75 years. It’s how all nations should connect with their agrarian roots – and bet on a pig race or two.

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In safe hands

Digital archives are no replacement for the real thing – it’s only in a private visit to a secret hoard that history, humanity and passion are let loose to inspire, inform and entertain again.

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Quick off the blocks

Liam Aldous reporting from Madrid: Fast-paced drama, twists and even some geopolitical intrigue – no, not the latest Netflix series but the 24-hour Olympic Channel. And with the forthcoming PyeongChang Games, the broadca…

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French connection

Robert Bound reporting from Abu Dhabi: Now that the celebratory bunting has been taken down and the much-hyped Louvre Abu Dhabi is finally open for business, what does the future hold? Is it an oasis of culture in a desert…

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Teaching the world to sing

Meet the musical maestros making waves: an Italian superstar in the making, an ethereal R&B singer in Los Angeles and a springy dance-pop diva via the UK and Japan.

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National treasure

While its famous print brand goes boutique, National Geographic is betting on premium – from TV to events.

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Good on paper

Italy is a land of print. One such publication is the punchy periodical ‘Internazionale’ that, since the 1990s, has been selecting what it considers to be the best of international journalism and translating it into Italian…

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Worlds collide

Two new museums showcase two sides of Yves Saint Laurent’s life’s work: from classical to florid; simple black to vibrant colour; Paris to Marrakech.

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Hidden talents

On Saudi Arabia’s fledgling cultural scene, artists tread a precarious path to put the kingdom on the international art map. While inspiration and invention flourish behind closed doors, the spectres of censorship and…

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Hume with a view

Turner Prize-nominated artist Gary Hume – lauded by the art world and a wider audience alike – is known for his vibrant high-gloss creations.

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Master of reinvention

We visit the Beijing studio of Zeng Fanzhi, the Chinese artist who usually prefers to let his work do the talking. Fortunately he was willing to have a conversation with Monocle, in which we cover changing styles, perpetual…

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New masters

Austrian auction house Dorotheum is looking to the future but with a deferential nod to the past – and it’s proving to be a winning bid.

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Time bandit

On his latest album, Sam Beam, otherwise known as Iron & Wine, is in a reflective mood. His theory: embrace the moment but if it’s not happening, just do something else.

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Tracking changes

Occupying former railway warehouses, Luma Arles is a gallery going full steam ahead with big ambitions and big ideas.

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Sleeping beauty

Nolan Giles reporting from Semmering: A mountainside fin-de-siècle resort town in Austria is being reawakened from its slumber by new arrivals who come armed with a vision – and a paint brush.

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Turkey’s beach clubs: sea change

Christopher Lord reporting from the Aegean coast, Turkey: Political upheaval and terror attacks have hit tourism hard here but beach clubs are being buoyed by a homegrown crowd escaping city life and uncertainty.

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