Chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen is a celebrity in Norway. A young pin-up for the game, he’s modelled for a denim label and, with his busy social life, is a far cry from the lonely child prodigy stereotype.
From honey producers to fashion designers, Monocle meets the groups and business owners that have launched innovative projects to help bring communities together. Sometimes it makes good business sense too.
South Korea has created a golf culture that leaves most other nations swinging away in a sandy bunker. Monocle visits some of the country’s top clubs and meets their quirky members and attentive staff.
Bernard-Henri Lévy, France’s leading philosopher, is no ivory-tower thinker. This January he went to Gaza (conclusion: the Israelis
get a bad press). He says Pakistan is the worst rogue state, and he is also a critic of…
We sign up for a degree at the University of Seychelles, Iraq's foreign food shopping list grows as droughts dry up the rivers, Israel takes commuting to new lengths and Angola at last rebuilds... sort of.