With commercial galleries on the rise and an ambitious programme of museum development, Los Angeles is forging a formidable reputation as a centre for contemporary art. But can it really rival New York?
A country of 7,000 islands and almost as many contradictions, the Philippines is living out its past and embracing its future through the trials of one powerful dynasty: the incomparable Marcos family.
Having fought with most of its neighbours, Eritrea has few friends. And offers of help from the West are turned away as the president believes aid does more harm than good. But meanwhile people starve and flee abroad.
As club culture gives way to café culture and more technology start-ups take root, Tel Avivians are beginning to take a new pride in their city and its unique place as a vibrant, open and tolerant oasis in the Middle East…
Hungary has become the bête noir of Europe as fears grow that its government has a rather loose grasp of democracy. It shouldn’t be like
this. The country has the talent and heritage to sell Brand Magyar to the world.
South Korea employs a German-born TV celebrity to give the country an image overhaul, in Shanghai everyone starts “digging for China” and in Japan, scientists have pioneered a less gory method of conducting autopsies.