38

November 2010

In our November issue we examine the dynamics of dynasties.

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Hunting Ratko

Ratko Mladic is one of the world’s most wanted men. Monocle meets those trying to arrest the Bosnian Serb general so the UN can try him for war crimes and genocide. We also look at the damage his fugitive status is doing…

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Stored up

Monocle reports on Mitsukoshi department store’s updated look and innovative concepts.

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Beating the drum

Miele celebrated its 110th year anniversary last year. The reason for the company’s longevity is not only its quality household appliances but successive generations who have taken over – and upheld – the family firm’s…

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Neukölln

A quiet yet vibrant neighbourhood bordered by the Landwehr canal, northern Neukölln now attracts international creative types who are looking for local colour, generous space and cultural diversity.

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Rapid relief

Until Russia’s high-speed train, the Sapsan, arrived, the only practical way for business travellers to skip between Moscow and St Petersburg was by plane. In our monthly benchmark test, Monocle hops on board to try out the…

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Business Briefing

The entrepreneurs with an idea for a digital democracy, Johannesburg's downtown gets a facelift, and online purchases can now be on London doorsteps within 90 minutes.

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We are family

As part of our exploration of dynasties, Monocle meets two families who have built cultural powerhouses up from the ground: the Bonniers’ huge Swedish media machine, and the Glimchers’ art gallery empire.

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Gone shooting

Inspired by footage of police killing a bus hijacker, José Padilha’s ‘Elite Squad’ is the most viewed film in Brazil’s history (thanks to the country’s rampant piracy) and won the 2008 Berlin Film Festival’s Golden Bear.…

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Expo 38: A dying breed?

Izmir in western Turkey was reshaped in the 18th and 19th centuries by European settlers who built railways and founded banks and newspapers. Many fled or were killed after the fall of the Ottoman Empire, but the few rem…

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Daddy's girl

Keiko Sofía Fujimori was Peru’s first lady at age 19 – appointed by her father, the then-president. Now 35, she is standing for the top job herself, while her father is in jail charged with corruption. Can she win over the…

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Culture Briefing

Q&As with Fernando Trueba, who's directing his first animated film, and Asher Edelman, an ex-banker and owner of an art investment firm. Plus film reviews, auction sales and a stand-out Hong Kong gallery.

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Observation

The saga of finding a new Monocle headquarters continues and while we’ve been dreaming about what our home will look like, we’ve also been thinking about our next retail venture and noticing a gaping hole in the newsstand…

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Americas Briefing

Monocle speaks to Haitian presidential candidate Leslie Voltaire and gets news from the Andes. Plus Sasha Issenberg's View from Washington.

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Media Briefing

A new instand-image camera from Japan, an independent Berlin magazine and bookstore with a top selection, and DIY e-books in Japan.

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Europe Briefing

The Popemobile and the other vehicles in Benedict XVI's motorcade, and how wealthy Germans can prepare for armageddon.

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From the same tree

The winds of fortune had been both kind and cruel to family-run business Maruni Wood Industry over the years. Then one member of the clan reluctantly went back to his roots – only to discover he was the natural saviour of…

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Africa/Middle East Briefing

Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan is this month's Style Leader, and we report on why London's iconic black cabs have started cropping up in Cairo.

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Isle of plenty

When most European craft communities are struggling, how does the Swedish island of Gotland manage not only to survive but to thrive? A little bit of magic, according to those who work here, but also its mix of reasonably…

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Asia Briefing

The donation scandal engulfing the Thai prime minister, and why tiger poachers have leopard in their sights.

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