Starting on a shoestring, Benjamin Sommerhalder moved from making his own magazine to building up a small publishing house with a gallery and shop space. And on the way he’s kick-started an old-fashioned publishing boom.
School textbooks have come a long way since the dry and fusty tomes of yesteryear. Innovations such as digital editions, 3D simulations and role-playing adventure books are making learning easier – and more fun.
Joy King started out as an accountant and ended up as a script writer for an adult film company. She tells Monocle about her love for conjuring up steamy scenes and her efforts to boost the image of her business.
A good radio station can be the voice of a city, the meeting place for like-minded folk. But in New York, Alanna Heiss has turned the dial to create something unique – AIR, a radio station for the city’s art crowd.
Learning from a master is a privilege in any sphere. To nurture ideas for the arts, Rolex’s Mentor & Protégé initiative has been teaming world-leading practitioners with promising prodigies around the globe. Monocle's culture editor, Robert Bound, recently hopped to Venice to learn more about this year’s programme.
Why does the Finnish capital always have to have such exciting summers only to frustratingly close down for the winter? Fire up the heaters, pour out the mulled wine and infuse the cold with some culture.
The intrepid team at Canadian radio and TV service CBC North report on everything from whale hunting to minus 40C weather conditions. Monocle braves the harsh terrain to meet them at their headquarters in Yellowknife.
Monocle transport editor Tristan McAllister used to work in American TV news – but since he left he has become increasingly dispirited by its sensationalist approach, not least when it comes to reporting the weather.