Monocle 24: Culture with Rob Bound
Culture with Rob Bound - How do you write a...05/18/15
Robert Bound is joined in the studio by ghostwriter Fanny Blake and Cathy Rentzenbrink, books editor at 'The Bookseller'. Up for discussion is how to choose your subject, adopt their voice and dig up the most salacious stories possible. Plus we hear...
Culture with Rob Bound - Who still writes letters?
We speak to Christopher Howse about the letters to the editor section in ‘The Telegraph’, Julien Planté about making letters relevant to a new audience through ‘Letters Live’ and our Hong Kong bureau chief Aisha Speirs heads to Saigon to meet the...
Culture with Rob Bound - How do you reboot a classic?
Great works and well-loved products are always being rewritten, redesigned, remixed or remade. But how do you do this successfully? How subtle or brash should you be about reworking something the public are so au fait with? We pose the question, ‘How...
Culture with Rob Bound - Whatever happened to fanzines?
Will Hodgkinson from ‘The Times’ and British Undergound’s Crispin Parry talk about the romance of waxing lyrical about your favourite bands in a homemade mag and whether fanzines can only exist in print. Plus we open the topic up beyond music with a...
Culture with Rob Bound - Is acoustic on its way out?
To answer this week’s question on Culture, we discover the ‘yaybahar’ – a new acoustic instrument from Istanbul that sounds electronic – we speak to oboe makers Howarth of London, piano-making masters Steinway & Sons and a woman in San Francisco who...
Culture with Rob Bound - How do you write a column?
We ask columnists Simon Kuper, Tim Dowling and Tabatha Southey how they approach the tricky art of column writing. How do you choose your subject? How do you keep it amusing? And how do you make your own experiences relevant to your audience? Plus we...
Culture with Rob Bound - Top draw
Rob Bound analyses the results of ‘The Art Newspaper’ exhibition and its museum-attendance survey for 2014 to find out which institutions come out on top around the world. Is it the masters or the contemporaries who are pulling in the crowds?
Culture with Rob Bound - What gets washed up?
Culture is trawling the shores of Britain, Brazil and beyond this week to ask ‘What gets washed up?’ We examine ancient objects that tell tales of London's past and track the authors of messages in bottles, plus we find out how a rubber duck can help...
Culture with Rob Bound - How do you write about fashion?
This week Rob Bound asks writer Charlie Porter, chief fashion critic at the 'New York Times' Vanessa Friedman and online style guru Nick Wooster how to write about fashion.
Culture with Rob Bound - Play it again
We go crate-digging with ‘Times' rock and pop critic Will Hodgkinson, and Matt Sullivan, co-founder of record label Light in the Attic, who tell us how you find a lost record and then get it rereleased. We also discover a few of our own – from exotica...
Culture with Rob Bound - Font of knowledge
This week we ask, 'how do you talk about design?' Answering are ‘Helvetica’ director Gary Hustwit, the writer and Design Museum founder Stephen Bayley and Moma’s director of merchandising. Contains: typefaces, cars, singing shop tills.
Culture with Rob Bound - Is everyone a curator?
We look into the use – and misuse – of that much-thrown around word “curator”; can a shop window be curated like a fine-art gallery can be? We speak to art experts, writers and delve in to the murky world of PR to try and pick out who the curator...
Culture with Rob Bound - Picture this
Karen Krizanovich recaps this year’s Oscars, we judge books by their covers at the Book Illustration Competition 2015, discover a video store that’s trying to digitise forgotten VHS tapes, investigate Hanoi’s forgotten ’60s rock’n’roll scene, and...
Culture with Rob Bound - And the nominees are…
We meet the editors and designers responsible for ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’s Oscar nominations, in Toronto we see a play that's been an unlikely hit, and hear from a centre in Portland hoping to boost the city’s arts scene. Plus, we take a tour of...
Culture with Rob Bound - Groovy Bob
A visit to Pace Gallery’s wonderful new show about notorious 1960s art dealer Robert Fraser, we hear from artist John Gerrard about the physical side of the internet, head to Festival sur le Niger music festival in Mali and Megaphono in Ottawa, and...
Culture with Rob Bound - The art of Luc Tuymans and...
Luc Tuymans and Christian Marclay tell us about their new London exhibitions at David Zwirner and White Cube galleries, we recap this year’s Sundance Film Festival, comedian Nick Mohammed introduces us to the protagonist of his new show in Soho, Mr...
Culture with Rob Bound - Mike Scott’s Modern Blues
We meet the only man in the Spanish village of Sodeto who didn’t win big in the El Gordo lottery – so made a film about it. Plus, we're joined by The Waterboys’ Mike Scott, head down memory lane to an exhibition about those kid’s literary classics the...
Culture with Rob Bound - Oscar fever
We discuss this year’s Oscar nominations with Karen Krizanovich, writer Gareth Murphy gives us a lesson in the history of the music industry, Mary Rozell, Head of Art Business at Sotheby's, talks art collecting, Canadian musician Dan Mangan plays a...
Culture with Rob Bound - Edition 170
Documentary-maker Fred Wiseman introduces new film 'National Gallery', the team behind PJ Harvey’s upcoming album recording at Somerset House drop by and we speak to photo journalist Julius Schrank. Plus we assess a gay art tour of the Vatican and...
Culture with Rob Bound - Edition 169
Gallerist David Zwirner talks to Robert Bound about the art of collecting, how he began his career and why he decided against becoming a jazz drummer. We also look to the year ahead in film with *Little White Lies* editor David Jenkins and...
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