36

September 2010

A new regime for clearer thinking, quicker reflexes and a more attractive figure: A Monocle makeover for the United Kingdom.

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Did they do well?

In the world of politics, September is the start of a new term in many countries, so we’ve compiled our report cards for 15 leaders. Who has gone to the top of the class and who should be doing extra homework? We give marks…

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Top of the glass

A family business has been producing a simple niche product for five decades. By making the most of its employees’ expertise to constantly refine the “perfect” glass washer, it now sells to more than 50 countries.

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Home to roast

Seattle-born Cynthia Barcomi opened her first café in Berlin’s Kreuzberg neighbourhood in the 1990s. Since then, her coffee, cakes and bagels have become a local legend. She takes us on a tour of the district’s best bake…

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Bouncing back

Solid economic growth and foreign investment have transformed Mozambique’s fortunes since the end of the civil war in 1992, but the big challenges lie in tackling the poverty and corruption that continue to block the cap…

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Your new local

In the first of a new series of benchmark reports, Monocle puts the UK’s latest convenience store concept through its paces. Can Waitrose’s new baby live up to the standards of Japan’s kings of convenience?

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My last meal: John Pawson

Yorkshireman John Pawson is an architect and designer who has lived in Japan and is known for his stripped-back designs. For his last meal he chooses a seven-course meal at a Japanese restaurant in London’s Piccadilly.

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Europe Briefing

The cars, planes and (bicycle) that Britain's new PM David Cameron uses to get around, plus the Turkish soap stars winning the hearts of neighbouring Bulgarians.

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New media circus

It seems that every news presenter has a blog or Twitter feed – but post personal opinions at your peril. Monocle investigates the pleasures and sorrows of social media in the news.

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Expo 36: River of discontent

Within some states of the US there is an increasing sense of belligerent unrest among the right-wing – over half of polled Republicans believe the president is a Muslim who wants to diminish the nation’s sovereignty. Zed…

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Americas Briefing

Chile charges a new "fat tax," Peru moves into second place ofter Colombia as top coco leaf producer and MONOCLE reports from Washington's corridors of power.

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Media Briefing

TV screens at US petrol pumps, Iceland's PM-turned-newspaper editor and Australia vinyl resurgence.

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Observation

Who needs Twitter when you’ve got a network of shops around the world? Our retail outlets are proving to be better forums for debate than any social network – a case in point is the great response we’ve received to our…

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Culture Briefing

Culture editor Robert Bound's column on the hilarity and banality of comments left by people on newspaper websites, as well as reviews on new books, films, and music,and previews of art exhibitions.

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Art Market Briefing

A Q&A with Christie's Australian art specialist, plus the Muscovite gallery Regina moves into London's Fitzrovia.

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Asia Briefing

The image-savvy Dalai Lama is this month's style Leader, and we report on Russia's celebration of its Second World War victory over Japan.

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Fashion Briefing

Everything that's new and noteworthy in fashion, including a sportswear line from Japanese brand Tools, and ties with a twist from UK label An English Hand.

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A hard sell

The brief: to persuade Afghanis to take pride in their national army, to shun terrorism and to give up the narcotics trade. Not an easy task in a country where war has been raging for nine years and where the population is…

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Boon town

The first multi-brand fashion store in Seoul, Boon The Shop is the guiding light for a generation of affluent, trend-conscious Koreans. Monocle examines its success as it celebrates its first decade.

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