The Urbanist on Monocle 24: Cities are busy but what’s the best way to tackle urban loneliness? Being constantly surrounded by people doesn't necessarily prevent us from feeling lonely. The hustle and bustle of city life can be overwhelming, especially for newcomers – so what's the best way to tackle urban loneliness?
It’s a snap
In celebration of Magnum’s 70th anniversary, the photography collective has teamed up with online art platform Sedition to showcase 70 years’ worth of films and pictures from its archives. This evening Magnum’s global digital director Anne Bourgeois-Vignon and Sedition’s director Rory Blain will launch the venture, called Magnum at 70, at the Barbican in London. They will also be discussing the relationship between photography and the internet with the photographer David Alan Harvey. “Using digital devices as the support for the display of art is a new way of collecting photography,” says Bourgeois-Vignon, adding that it also “opens up new opportunities, especially in an art market where the interest in photography is growing”. After London, Magnum at 70 will tour New York in June and Paris in November.
London lives on
The day after a terrorist attack on the home of British democracy there was a minute’s silence at the House of Commons. Then MPs got back to business, including a debate on whether there should be a waste incinerator in the Hertfordshire town of Hoddesdon. It was emblematic of a mood across the UK that while those killed would be mourned, the attack would not necessarily change anything about the country. Let’s not forget that the country has experience of dealing with terrorism long before Isis and al Qaeda. In the 1990s Irish Republican Army bombed shops, buses, Heathrow Airport, the financial district and even random blocks of flats. People got on with their lives then and they’ll get on with their lives now.
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In the mid-1990s Australia-born Jasper Cuppaidge ended up in London after missing his connecting flight while on a surfing trip. Years later and still in London, he founded one of the city’s most famous and beloved beer brands, Camden Town Brewery, which he recently sold to much fanfare and controversy to the world’s largest brewer – for £85 million. This week Cuppaidge tells us what happened between that missed flight and that big sale, and what he’s learnt along the way.
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This week design journalist Kassia St Clair unpicks a row that’s rolling on in the aftermath of sculptor and artist Anish Kapoor’s much-publicised attempt to copyright a colour. We hear who’s come out red faced and which parties stayed whiter-than-white in the fall out.
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We discuss Donald Trump’s new ambassador to Israel, our Istanbul bureau chief shares the tense state of politics in Turkey and we find out about the latest controversy surrounding the Eurovision Song Contest.
Matt Wolf, Lucy Jones and a Van Gogh art heist
Theatre critic Matt Wolf and writer Lucy Jones join Matt Alagiah in the studio to review this week’s West End and TV shows, we head to Amsterdam to learn about a recently solved art heist and we speak to one of the creative minds behind the London-based art, music and technology festival Convergence.
Friday 24 March
We discuss the future of healthcare in America, analyse a scandal involving Japan’s Shinzō Abe and look ahead to the weekend’s election in Hong Kong. Plus: we check in with our correspondent in Stockholm and explore the role of the news media in Ukraine.
Monocle preview: April issue 2017
You might have noticed that issue 102 looks particularly dapper – that's because it's our style special. Get the lowdown on hitting some fashion high notes this season with 40 pages of wardrobe wonders, as well as enjoying all our usual reportage and photography tailored to intrigue and inspire. Available now at The Monocle Shop.
The power of journalism
What’s the future of media? We take a look into the art of original reporting and see why we devour stories in different ways.
Finding a compromise between an animal’s wellbeing, a farm’s efficiency and local architecture traditions is a fine art and often has to be done with limited resources. For Monocle’s 10-year anniversary issue we pulled on our wellies and went in search of the animal architects who are taking the bull by the horns.
Issue 102 ∙ April 2017
How to: start a fashion brand, join the indie sports team and look hot (in a considered way). Plus: On patrol with a more vigilant Swedish army, our inaugural HQ Audit, the prime minister of Malta on a tough Brexit and our EXPO on the juicy delights of Thailand's blissed-out party Wonderfruit
Issue 101 ∙ March 2017
A new breed of global security. Plus: We sit down with Emmanuel Macron, Lufthansa’s Carsten Spohr, the president of Portugal and CNN’s Hala Gorani – and an Expo on PBS in Washington – a renaissance moment for US public broadcasting?
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With the German chancellor’s position hanging in the balance, we ask politicians, journalists, media experts and more to give us their angle on Angela’s next move – was jetzt?
Nicely spruced up
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Several high-profile investors have criticised the hedge-fund industry recently and the sector’s performance was somewhat challenging last year. We ask our panel of international experts about the outlook for hedge funds in 2017, the role that these vehicles should play in an investor’s strategy and the big changes that the industry is deploying to adapt to a more uncertain global outlook.