Edits / Gardening

City Crops

July 2014

As cities fill up with more and more people, urban farming is becoming a crucial element of sustainable living. Monocle visits food entrepreneurs in Cape Town, London and Singapore who are exploring new ways of cultivating…

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Culture / Travel

Best of both worlds

Friday 25 July

Shared ground between nations doesn’t have to be overtly obvious. A recent trip to Italy for Monocle’s Gaia Lutz showed that il Bel Paese and her own home country, Brazil, have more than a few subtle things in common.

Coming back from a long weekend recently in Sicily I was struck by a feeling I often have whenever I have travelled to Italy: a feeling of leaving home. That might sound strange considering I was born and bred in Brazil but…

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The Globalist, 715

Friday 25 July

Why Americans are still supportive of Israel when many others aren't. Plus: Australian prime minister Tony Abbott's rise in popularity in the aftermath of MH17 and this morning's international front pages.

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Thursday 24 July

A look at the attempts made by John Kerry to bring peace to the Middle East, Robert Wright of the FT discusses the recently troubled history of General Motors, and Girish Gupta examines why Venezuela is putting one of its…

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The Urbanist, 145

Thursday 24 July

Homes: a look at the most important four walls. We find out what a housing association has been doing for Londoners for over 150 years, take a tour of a gay housing complex in Berlin, discover what it's like to live in an…

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Thursday 24 July

We assess why John Kerry seems to be the only peace broker in the Middle East, discuss US-China relations, and ask what a post-coup Thailand can learn from post-election Indonesia. Plus, we hear why the 1970s were the…

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The Briefing, 706

Thursday 24 July

As Hamas demands an end to Israel’s seven-year blockade of Gaza in return for a ceasefire agreement, we assess what the lifting of restrictions on the territory might mean. Plus, we profile the British facility tasked with…

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Culture / Sport

Small victories

Thursday 24 July

The Commonwealth Games began in Glasgow yesterday among much murmuring that its exclusion of certain major sporting nations makes it a bit pointless. But not all contests are about winning big, says Monocle’s Robert Bound…

“To Commonwealth or not to Commonwealth?” that is a question. Last night the Commonwealth Games kicked off in Glasgow with much royal hoopla, metaphorical ceremonial caber tossing, a big thistle called Clyde and Rod Stewart…

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The Globalist, 714

Thursday 24 July

We discuss what Israel's new president will mean for peace in the region, hear about Greece's blossoming outdoor cinema industry and review the front pages out of Africa.

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The Monocle Daily, 708

Wednesday 23 July

What can the world expect from Indonesia’s new president? We also ask is Europe shying away from enforcing tough sanctions on Russia, and look to Toronto to hear what its citizens think of a new streetcar system. Plus, we…

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The Entrepreneurs, 145

Wednesday 23 July

We visit a family farm in northern Greece, talk future tech with Adrian David Cheok of the Mixed Reality Lab, explore the US craft-beer movement with Steve Hindy of Brooklyn Brewery, discuss branding with Jeanette Pritchard…

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Midori House, 701

Wednesday 23 July

Daniella Peled and Shashank Joshi ask whether the Gaza crisis has sparked a rise in anti-Semitism in Europe, we also check out the latest theatre, and an Olympic athlete-turned-author brings us the best bits of his ripping…

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The Briefing, 705

Wednesday 23 July

We profile three international leaders who could play a crucial role in healing the conflict between Gaza and Israel. Plus, we hear from the Saint-Nazaire shipyard in France, which is building two Russian warships, and ask…

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Culture / Society

Poetry in motion

Wednesday 23 July

The recent passing of one of Wales’s most treasured poets has Monocle’s Tomos Lewis wondering where next for the spoken word? In his home country poetry is an expression that’s as political as it is beautiful.

On Tuesday last week, the flagship nightly news programme on the national Welsh-language network in Wales, S4C, broke with its traditional format.

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The Globalist, 713

Wednesday 23 July

We discuss the diplomatic fallout in the aftermath of MH17, ask whether the Commonwealth really matters anymore, and learn how to make the perfect Aperol Spritz.

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