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Every year fans of modernism descend on Palm Springs for a celebration that treats designers and architects like movie stars. Cocktail in hand, we joined the throng and took in the lasting legacy of California’s mid-century…

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A new chapter

Independent bookshops in China are operating with a new lease of life. We find a quiet corner in three of the best to find out how they keep customers coming back.

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Fun of the fair

New York’s art-world innovator Independent is taking its idiosyncratic style to Brussels. We ask some key figures what makes it special.

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Far out east

Island tea parties, Galliano galleons, stages made of rice, gong baths and very beautiful people: Wonderfruit is a festival like no other; a beacon of peace and calm where hedonism takes a backseat. Time to ditch the city…

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Paul Auster

The philosophical and prolific author’s latest novel is his most ambitious to date. Monocle sits down with him in his home in Brooklyn.

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Remote control

Norwegian game show ‘Lost in Time’ could be the future of TV – if they can persuade you to go interactive.

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Fulfilling a vision

Cindy, Lisa and Todd have changed your lives and taken over your TV menu. They are the power behind the Netflix throne and here’s what they have planned for their encore.

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Paper stocks

In a world of sliding newspaper sales, Rome daily ‘La Repubblica’ offers a beacon of hope for printed media.

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True stories

As founders of film distributor Dogwoof, Anna Godas and Andy Whittaker transformed what audiences expect from documentaries. With a keen eye for factual thrills, they’ve now turned to production to seek out the next real…

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Artistic merit

Art can prove a difficult topic of conversation even for the most formidable minds. But when artist-cum-critic David Salle and author Francine Prose get together they make it look effortless. Coincidence? We think not.

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Between the lines

Matters of national and international security are best left to the professionals. But who are they and where do they get their intelligence? From fact to fiction, we reveal our sources.

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