Monocle 24: Culture with Rob Bound
Culture with Rob Bound - Summer reading list07/06/15
Arifa Akbar, literary editor of ‘The Independent’, and John Mitchinson, founder of Unbound publishers, join Robert Bound in the studio to discuss the titles they are most looking forward to getting stuck in to on their summer holidays. Plus: we round...
Culture with Rob Bound - Summer Blockbusters
Tim Robey, film critic for 'The Daily Telegraph' and David Jenkins, editor of 'Little White Lies' magazine' join Robert Bound in the studio to review what's on the silver screen over the coming months, from big-budget blockbusters to the most engaging...
Culture with Rob Bound - Monocle’s Summer Festival Guide
In the first of a series of summer culture guides we speak to Luke Turner, associate editor at the Quietus and Fiona Stewart, director of Green Man Festival about what makes a good festival, which countries are doing them best and the ones we should...
Culture with Rob Bound - Can documentaries change the...
We talk to Joshua Oppenheimer about his candid films, ‘The Act of Killing’ and ‘The Look of Silence’, which deal with the Indonesian genocide of the mid-1960s. Plus we head to the Bertha DocHouse in London – the only documentary cinema in Great...
Culture with Rob Bound - Do albums need notes to help us...
We speak to Ashley Kahn who won the 2015 Grammy award for his liner notes in John Coltrane’s ‘Offering: Live at Temple University’. We also investigate the golden age of album-sleeve note writing with the Times’ rock and pop critic Will Hodgkinson and...
Culture with Rob Bound - How close are fact and fiction?
We look at the blurred lines between fact and fiction with novelist and former travel writer Lawrence Osborne, comedian Mark Watson and journalist and author Adam LeBor.
Culture with Rob Bound - Where did all the good adverts go?
As AMC’s ad drama ‘Mad Men’ draws to a close, Robert Bound asks: “Where did all the good adverts go?” He speaks to Peter Mead, chairman and founder of Abbott Mead Vickers; Richard Brim, executive creative director at Adam and Eve DDB; writer and...
Culture with Rob Bound - How do you write a biography?
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...
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