Behind the scenes at Monocle: issue 104
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22 May 2017
Photo: Andrew L Moore
Hear from the people who put together this month’s culture section of Monocle. We find out about the factory that produces film sets for ‘Saturday Night Live’, discover what it’s like to be a TV critic and meet the woman behind a new arts concept in Toronto.
22 May 2017
Photo: Andrew L Moore
Marisa Mazria Katz is a seasoned Monocle writer. She tells Robert Bound about her latest story for the magazine: a sneak peek at how sets are made for TV giants such as ‘Saturday Night Live’ at the family-run Stiegelbauer Associates factory in New York.
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Toronto is well known for its thriving music scene but that doesn’t stop it from facing the same issue as many other cities: the closing of live venues. A start-up called Artery is trying to change all that by turning living rooms, backyards, rooftops, bathroom walls and any other nooks and crannies of the city it can find into pop-up performance spaces for musicians and artists to showcase their work. Monocle bureau chief Tomos Lewis meets one of Artery’s co-founders, Salimah Ebrahim, to find out how it’s pumping life back into the city’s arts scene.
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