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Essential listening for anyone who cares about what they read – and how they read it. The Stack is Monocle’s take on the world of print, focusing on everything from the glossiest fashion title to the grittiest newspaper.

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New magazines: ‘Limbo’, ‘Légende’, ‘command+i’ and ‘The White Room’:

This week it’s all about the first issue. We have a fantastic selection of new titles on the newsstands: ‘Limbo’, ‘Légende’, ‘command+i’ and ‘The White Room’.

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4141 Aug 2020
30 min

New magazines: ‘Limbo’, ‘Légende’, ‘command+i’ and ‘The White Room’: 

This week it’s all about the first issue. We have a fantastic selection of new titles on the newsstands: ‘Limbo’, ‘Légende’, ‘command+i’ and ‘The White Room’.

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41325 Jul 2020
30 min

‘Maple’, Frances Cha, ‘The Passenger’: 

This week on The Stack we speak to the editor of ‘Maple’, a Canadian wellbeing publication that also offers a subscription of Canadian goods. Plus: a new travel writing series, ‘The Passenger’, and an exciting debut novel from Frances Cha set in contemporary Seoul.

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41218 Jul 2020
30 min

Escape: 

This week on The Stack, it’s time to escape. We speak with Enric Pastor, editor-in-chief of ‘AD Spain’. Plus: ‘Dreamscapes & Artificial Architecture’ from Gestalten and we meet the founder of travel publisher Wildsam.

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41111 Jul 2020
30 min

‘Empire’, ‘Candy’, ‘Oath’: 

We speak to Nick de Semlyen, acting editor of film title, ‘Empire’. Plus: a book celebrating the story of ‘Candy Magazine’, and a new title dedicated to contemporary African photography called ‘Oath’.

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4104 Jul 2020
30 min

Nature in print: 

We speak to Lucie and Luke Meier, curators of the new issue of ‘A Magazine Curated By’, as well as one of the contributors, architect John Pawson. We also meet the team behind ‘Buffalo Zine’, talk to Ana Bender about Creative Content Kit and pay tribute to Milton Glaser.

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40927 Jun 2020
30 min

'Words of Wisdom': 

Alexander Vreeland, grandson of fashion journalist Diana Vreeland, tells us about his new book, ‘Bon Mots: Words of Wisdom from the Empress of Fashion’. We also discuss the rise of female surfing with Lauren L Hill and meet Margaret Brennan, host of CBS’s ‘Face the Nation’.

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40820 Jun 2020
30 min

‘South China Morning Post’, ‘Bloomberg Green’, ‘Banipal’: 

We speak with Zuraidah Ibrahim from the ‘South China Morning Post’ about its new book that documents the civil unrest in Hong Kong in 2019 and how the paper covered it. Plus: Bloomberg launches a new print title, ‘Bloomberg Green’ and we speak to the team behind ‘Banipal’, a modern Arab literary magazine.

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40713 Jun 2020
30 min

‘The Spectator’, ‘Deem Journal’, ‘Véhicule’ and ‘The Sunday Times’: 

This week we look back at the history of ‘The Spectator’, which recently celebrated its 10,000th issue. We also speak to the team behind a new design title, ‘Deem Journal’, Emma Tucker from ‘The Sunday Times’ and to the founder of ‘Véhicule’, an avant garde transportation magazine.

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4066 Jun 2020
30 min

Sharmaine Lovegrove, ‘The Summer Hunter’, Shreeji newsagents: 

We speak to Sharmaine Lovegrove from Dialogue Books about diversity and her exciting new authors. Plus: we meet Ricardo Moreno from ‘The Summer Hunter’ and London’s Shreeji newsagents is back with a new look.

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40530 May 2020
30 min

‘Vanity Fair Italia’, ‘Openhouse’, ‘Lodestars Anthology’: 

We speak with ‘Vanity Fair Italia’ editor in chief Simone Marchetti. Plus Andrew Trotter from ‘Openhouse’ magazine and Liz Schaffer from travel title ‘Lodestars Anthology’.

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40423 May 2020
30 min

The best bookshops in the world: 

We speak to the author of a new title on the best bookshops around the globe. Plus: author Patrick McGinnis on his new release and two brand-new indie magazines from Canada.

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40316 May 2020
30 min

Alexandra Shulman, ‘The Modernist’ & ‘The Maritime Edit’: 

We speak to the former editor of British ‘Vogue’, Alexandra Shulman, about her new memoir. Plus: the co-founder of ‘The Modernist’ magazine and James Mullinger from ‘The Maritime Edit’

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4029 May 2020
30 min

‘Hypebeast’, ‘Good Sport’ and ‘Pools’: 

We speak to Megan Wray Schertler of ‘Hypebeast’ and Ben Clement from ‘Good Sport’. Plus: Lou Stoppard tells us about her stunning book on the allure of swimming pools.

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4012 May 2020
30 min

‘Architectural Digest’, ‘Good Trouble’ and ‘Dog’: 

This week we speak with Amy Astley, editor in chief of ‘Architectural Digest’, plus Roderick Stanley from ‘Good Trouble’ and Julian Victoria from ‘Dog’ magazine.

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40025 Apr 2020
30 min

In praise of Japanese magazines, climbing, ‘Paradiso’ and David Goldblatt: 

This week Monocle’s creative director celebrates the design of Japanese magazines. Plus we speak with the first female editor of ‘Climbing’ magazine on her new book ‘Cliffhanger’, we revisit the work of late South African photographer David Goldblatt and leaf through Aussie title ‘Paradiso’.

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