10

February 2008

Ahead by a nose: Monocle reports from the rails in Germany, Turkey and Japan. Plus an election special to kick off our 2008 US coverage.

Issue 10 cover
E

Article

Barrio Lastarria

Like a fine wine, Santiago, Chile is getting better with age. While many foreigners still associate the nation with Pinochet, that ugly era ended nearly 20 years ago. The spirit of Santiago is embodied in a booming gourmet…

E

Article

Big cheese

Best known for running influential news site the Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington has also written numerous books including biographies of Picasso and Callas. Born in Greece and a Cambridge graduate, she is a knowledg…

B

Article

Isle be back

The poorest prefecture in Japan, Okinawa, in the far south of the country, is experiencing a renaissance as companies large and small capitalise on its relaxed, affordable lifestyle, great beaches and warm climate. And the…

E

Article

Expo 10: Istanbul to Van

Every night the TransAsya Express departs from Istanbul heading for Tehran. It takes three days and two nights to reach its destination, time enough for you to leave the European lifestyle of western Turkey far behind.…

B

Article

Sleeper sell

With highspeed trains stealing more business travellers by the day, Europe’s top rail operator is betting that improved sleeper trains can also take back the night. For a world rediscovering the benefits – and pleasures …

L

Article

Observation Issue 10

Rail life story: We love trains and think it’s time that the English-speaking world reacquired a taste for them too.

Global

B

Article

Business briefing

Currently, anyone living in the Russian far east and wanting to fly to the US has to travel three-quarters of the way round the world, across Eurasia and the Atlantic. But a Russian airline is planning to launch the first…

E

Article

Inventory No. 10

Sometimes an Apple iPod hi-fi just won’t cut it, especially when you want to fully integrate all your audiovisual output at home or work. Sony’s new DA5300ES is an all-encompassing amplifier that will channel any multimedia…

B

Article

Natural selection

Swiss retailer Coop has opened a supermarket just outside Zürich for the discerning shopper. Not only is the company promoting provenance and sustainability with its products, but it is also building stores that raise the…

B

Article

On the pulse

Medica is the world’s largest healthcare trade fair. This year 4,360 companies displayed the latest must-haves for the 21st-century doctor from souped-up ambulances to rather too realistic anatomical models

A

Article

Outside influence

US voters are perceived as being oblivious to the world outside their country. But war, immigration and an increasingly globalised economy mean that foreign affairs will play a bigger part in the 2008 election than they…

B

Article

Swell guys

British microbrand Finisterre has introduced some blue-sea thinking into a global surfwear market that’s worth around €9bn a year. It produces just six high-tech, low-impact garments and when the surf’s up, the team grab…

C

Article

Italian inquisition

In a media world dominated by reality TV and celebrity chat shows posing as news, Milena Gabanelli’s ‘Report’ stands out. Since 1997, her investigations have tackled corruption in Italy head on, criticising politicians…

C

Article

Culture briefing

This is the Second World War you never hear about – an ordinary German civilian’s version. Living in liberal Hamburg, Wölff-Monckeberg was neither Nazi or dissident. The touching everyday account of how Hitler’s Third Reich…

A

Article

State of despair

Life expectancy in Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe is 34 for women and 37 for men. Inflation is out of control; food, water and fuel are in short supply and corruption is rife. Elections are planned for March, but no one thinks…

C

Article

Pawn in the USA?

This month we begin a new series looking at the US presidential election through the eyes of foreign correspondents. First is Venezuelan Roselena Ramírez, who heads the Washington DC bureau of TeleSUR, a Venezuelan-contr…

Loading...

/

15

15

Live

00:0001:00

  • The Atlantic Shift