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April 2020

Monocle’s well turned-out April issue reveals a shift in how the luxury industry looks at the world. Expect interviews with leaders of top brands and retailers, a dedicated guide to Paris, reports on Lebanon’s quiet rebels and Dakar’s unexpected prosperity. Plus: the billboard boom and fresh reporting on everything from art to architecture and design to diplomacy.

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The opener

An architectural marvel in the Midwest, a swoon-worthy relic in London and why postcards are a tip-top social-networking tool.

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Eagle’s eye

Retailer Alex Eagle is realising her vision of covetable and lovingly selected womenswear, furniture and more at her loft boutique in London’s West End.

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Size matters

But bigger isn’t always better. In Japan, youngsters keen on life in central Tokyo are content in tiny apartments. Our correspondent squeezes in.

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That’s a wrap

You need an expert curator, scissor lift and feather duster to put on a show at the V&A. Our correspondent gets to see more than a bit of ankle as the finishing touches are applied to an exhibition about kimono.

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Man up

A trio of charismatic cousins is responsible for steering the success of Bilbao-based menswear brand Man 1924.

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Running battles

After 14 years as Bolivia’s president, Evo Morales was forced to resign last November. Now exiled in Argentina, he is rallying supporters and seeking his party’s return to power.

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Power to the people

The recent protests in and around Beirut have dramatically altered the fabric of the city – but the more sustained change is in the mindset of the citizens.

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Diplomacy

Wolfgang Ischinger on why we should talk to adversaries, a small-country play for the UN Security Council and why Japan is opening an embassy in Kosovo.

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Politics

Norway’s young environment minister, US election endorsements and why the UAE is looking to Mars.

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Defence

Why navies are using more drones, Japan’s controversial border force and Australia’s anti-ship missiles.

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Cities

Delhi's grand avenue gets a makeover and Helsinki’s new chief design officer reveals her plans.

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Balance of power

As foreign goverments and corporations circle Senegal’s newfound energy resources, its stable and progressive capital, Dakar, is learning how to best channel its influence and growth.

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Skeleton crew

When it comes to bones, Research Casting International is king of the dinosaurs. The Ontario restoration firm has made monsters for Hollywood, excavated an Ankylosaurus and – as the world’s museums continue to call – is…

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Business

Japan goes west to seek new openings in Russia, how retail is helping bushfire-afflicted New South Wales and the shoes start-up putting a spring in your step.

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Something to ad

Out-of-home advertising – one of the oldest forms of promotion – is thriving in the modern market.

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Making a scene

Mexico’s second city, Guadalajara, is dynamic yet intimate. It entices emerging artists as well as collectors on the hunt for fresh talent.

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The Ten

History feels alive and kicking this month. Our picks include a Netflix series about a pioneering African-American millionaire, Tom Stoppard’s personal new play and choreographers of the past on show in São Paulo. Plus: the…

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