Behind the scenes at Monocle, issue 100
Culture with Robert Bound on Monocle 24: We find out how the Culture pages of the latest issue of Monocle came together. We find out how the Culture pages of the latest issue of Monocle came together, including a chat with our Milan correspondent and a snapshot of life as the magazine’s photography director with Matthew Beaman.
About five years ago South Korea’s ruling Grand National party saw its approval ratings plunge due to a slew of corruption scandals. So what did the struggling conservative party do? It changed its name to Saenuri, or “new frontier” in Korean. Now Saenuri party officials are looking to rebrand again, this time to distance themselves from president Park Geun-hye, who was impeached last month. Political parties in South Korea adopt new names, logos and colours so often that it’s hard to keep up. The conservative party has had more than 10 rebrands, while the left-of-centre opposition Minjoo party – formerly the Democratic party – has changed its identity at least a dozen times. Back in 2012 Park said that “changing the name is important but how we conduct affairs after the change is more important”. Whether voters will back the Saenuri party under a new name is debatable.
The Menu Live
We welcome a panel of chefs, entrepreneurs and industry figures for a fresh discussion of London's culinary credentials
Monocle at Maison et Objet
Drop by and peruse the Monocle shop’s design collaborations and coffee made by The Monocle Café.
The Monocle Café
As the temperature cools head to The Monocle Café for mulled wine, hot drinks and other warming treats.
Featured podcasts and chapters
Music: Will Hodgkinson
Will Hodgkinson and Robert Bound discuss the latest albums by The Flaming Lips and Courtney Marie Andrews, and a new collaboration between Matthew E White and Flo Morrissey.
The Trump-Russia report
When a report filled with unsubstantiated allegations of Donald Trump’s relationship with the Russian government began circulating throughout various media outlets, newspapers declined to publish the material – but online publications had no such qualms. We assess the ethics. Plus: the UK’s ‘Radio Times’ is snapped up by a German media company and the designers behind the MinaLima brand discuss the firm’s work.
Design Miami is a special event, with about 40,000 private collectors and privileged onlookers vying for one-off pieces and more than 30 galleries displaying their wares from a rather pretty perch in Miami beach. Rodman Primack, chief creative officer of Design Miami, tells us about the fair and his role in putting it together.
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The Atlantic Shift
The Atlantic Shift plays a selection of the finest music from all over the world, handpicked for you by Monocle's editorial team. From Williamsburg to São Paulo, spend your day tuned to Monocle 24.
Zaha Hadid: artist or architect?
We visit an exhibition of drawings and paintings that cast light on the formative years of the late Zaha Hadid and ask about the enduring pull of the French capital in the world of couture, with a rundown of January’s packed fashion calendar. Plus: the finest from Paris’s preeminent design tradeshow Maison & Objet.
Tuesday 24 January
We examine today’s Supreme Court ruling on Brexit, ask whether Syria peace talks in Astana have any chance of success and look at the plight of refugees escaping South Sudan. Plus: why is the Dutch PM trying to appeal to right-leaning voters?
Tuesday 24 January
We assess the ramifications for the UK government following today’s Supreme Court ruling that Brexit may not proceed without allowing MPs a vote. Plus: Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Thomas Friedman on the appeal of Donald Trump, how the EU plans to combat Russian propaganda and Australian fashion brand Mantle at Paris Fashion Week.
Monocle preview: February issue 2017
With our 100th issue landing at the beginning of 2017, we’ve resolved to take a refreshing look at the ideas and innovators that are setting the tone for the new year. From learning a language in the Netherlands to keeping fit in Swiss supermarkets, there’s a world of opportunities to discover.
Made in Vienna
Craftsmanship has been at the beating heart of Vienna for hundreds of years; Monocle Films visit three family-run companies that have made tradition relevant.
Retail special: tasty tipples
Monocle Films visits makers of sherry, gin and whiskey to discover their recipes for success. The memorable flavours and sharp designs of their refined drinks are a perfect tonic for the year ahead.
Issue 100 ∙ February 2017
Plot and plan: an issue full of tone-setters for 2017. For our 100th issue we do a world tour of 'best in class' – in urbanism, education, media – and even get limber in Switzerland's finest gyms.
The Forecast 2017
From the editorial team at Monocle, our annual survey of the forces set to shape your year ahead.
Free to read in this issue
Rain or shine
With Isis in retreat and the political and military situation in the Middle East more fluid than it has been for years, we asked leading experts what the future holds for the region – and terrorist-targeted capitals.
Between the lines
Matters of national and international security are best left to the professionals. But who are they and where do they get their intelligence? From fact to fiction, we reveal our sources.
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The Fast Lane
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The Bulletin with UBS
In a year of leadership change at home and abroad, which developments will drive the country's economy and markets? What are the prospects for the yuan in 2017? And how will China balance short-term priorities against long-term transformation?