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New waves

The sun on your back and the slower pace of life is often best accompanied by the strains of summer tunes. But how to find them? Radio can take us to atmospheric destinations and introduce you to unique soundscapes – and…

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On the record

A recording studio requires top technology and full comfort – as we learned when we launched our round-the-clock radio station in 2011. Here’s how to fine-tune yours.

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Summer hit wave

The mercury is rising and so is the standard of music. We take the temperature of the hottest new talent, from a Texan band to a Norwegian singer-songwriter, and whip through the tunes keeping us dancing well after sunset…

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Paint the town

Auckland’s commercial art scene is flourishing thanks to agile business models and an abundance of talent. We meet the gallerists championing their multicultural hometown.

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Polling power

With the 2020 US elections on the horizon, we find out how the creatives behind the country’s most effective political adverts bring in the votes.

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Full screen ahead

What’s next in this “golden age of television”? Streaming services are a boon to everyone – especially those confined at home now – but regional and niche broadcasters are taking up the challenge posed by the big players…

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Frontline reporting

In Italy’s worst-hit region, a plucky local newspaper is a lifeline for many residents. We meet its editor to learn about the challenges of covering a pandemic.

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Get in on the action

Proof that a less socially intense schedule won’t dilute the quality of your cultural life comes in the form of Oliver Hermanus’s beautiful South-African drama, Damien Chazelle’s jazzy new musical, Hazel English’s uplifting…

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Something to ad

Out-of-home advertising – one of the oldest forms of promotion – is thriving in the modern market.

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Making a scene

Mexico’s second city, Guadalajara, is dynamic yet intimate. It entices emerging artists as well as collectors on the hunt for fresh talent.

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The Ten

History feels alive and kicking this month. Our picks include a Netflix series about a pioneering African-American millionaire, Tom Stoppard’s personal new play and choreographers of the past on show in São Paulo. Plus: the…

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More than Mozart

Who are the contemporary heirs to Austria’s artistic heroes? From darkly poetic films to specialist record shops, here’s a selection of distinctively Austrian cultural highlights.

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The Ten

Let there be light: Oklahoma Contemporary is clad in undulating aluminium to reflect the prairie sun and the Sydney Biennale is spotlighting overlooked stories from artists around the world. Plus: Caribou’s most personal…

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Leader of the pack

Transcending the worlds of fashion and music, DJ Wolfram Eckert is bringing Austrian music back into the spotlight. He tells us about his globetrotting adventures.

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Shared passion

Art collectors Mera and Don Rubell have found a suitably generous new space to display their remarkable collection.

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Grey pride

Fashion and lifestyle magazines aimed at the over sixties are appearing on newsstands across Japan. And by taking a positive and inclusive approach to a long-neglected demographic, publishers are realising the spending…

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The Ten

It didn’t take long for Frieze to find its Californian groove and the UK art fair is back in Los Angeles this month. Plus: training the lens on the male; farce and fantasy on stage and page; a new Nigerian journal offering…

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Showing their colours

Tokyo’s contemporary-art scene (and collector base) is growing, thanks in part to a group of energetic gallerists with a passion for their country’s creativity. We put four of them – and their key artists – in the frame.

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Tokyo tea party

The world of J-pop is meticulously controlled but latest sensation Chai are embracing a DIY spirit and dancing to their own beat.

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The Ten

From fantastical anime to upbeat electronica and art shows that interrogate the relationship between man and machine, Japan has much to offer those looking to jump-start their imaginations.

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