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Fresh air

With millions of listeners tuning in, the early-morning current-affairs slot is a competitive one in French radio. We hear what stations are doing to make their show stand out and set the nation up for the rest of the day…

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New waves

With its bustling gallery scene and artist-friendly lifestyle, Cape Town is the epicentre of new South African art.

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Tour de force

Life as a touring musician isn’t easy. We meet the folks behind the buses that keep the show on the road.

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Armed response

Ah, Brexit. First there was the tense build-up, then the dramatic result, followed by the drawn-out and frequently tedious aftermath. So how do you tell the story of the UK versus the EU? We went to the frontline to find…

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Sets to stun

Ahead of unveiling a new artwork for Photo London, the artist – and world’s finest set designer – Es Devlin talks inspiration, hating doors and dreaming of a world in miniature.

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Bigger picture

Camera designer Alessandro Gibellini is developing a rare but lucrative business in modern large-format models.

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Outside the box

Pop-up gallery Black Box Projects is heading to Photo London. Meet the team and, opposite, see what other galleries have planned.

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Seeking harmony

Kamasi Washington used to be called a lot of things but now he’s called the saviour of jazz. We meet the saxophonist, bandleader and producer at the vanguard of a brave new musical world.

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Spreading the word

Maori Television is breathing life into a threatened language through its indigenous broadcasts. But will naysayers and a tight budget halt the network’s progress?

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Visual feasts

From rarities of the Flemish Renaissance to a resurgent New York market, we mark your diary with the key things to buy and see.

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Nation statement

Artist Matthew Day Jackson’s work is influenced by everything from terrorism to the space race. Following a period of intense creative activity Jackson’s new still-life work has come to focus on empires, tackling issues…

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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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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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