38

November 2010

In our November issue we examine the dynamics of dynasties.

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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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Fashion Briefing

The new preppy, a cycling jacket you'd be proud to be seen in, a menswear store in Hong Kong that's not in a mall, and Inventory magazine's shop.

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Oceania Briefing

The Solomon Islands men who have gone from government to jail and back to government, and why Samoa is considering a plan to switch timezones.

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Design/Architecture Briefing

Mexico City's housing complex that goes back to nature, a chair made in collaboration with flip-flop giant Havaianas, and the bestselling Lamino armchair.

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Defence Briefing

US soldiers in Afghanistan get some new threads for autumn/winter, Indonesia plans to enter the submarine market and why Russian tanks are performing a U-turn.

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Pot luck

When two designers bought a pottery, their home became a colourful showcase for the company. Not only have they been able to turn around an ailing business but they’ve also completely restructured and redecorated their…

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Give and take

Once the recipient of foreign financial handouts, the Republic of Korea has transformed itself into a manufacturing powerhouse and an aid donor. As the G20 summit opens in Seoul, Monocle asks whether it is giving enough and…

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Look the business

Whether you’re a publicist, banker or lobbyist, Monocle presents the smartest coats, warmest knitwear and sturdiest shoes to catch glances and shake off the chill.

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Voice of a nation

Singer Nana Mouskouri is now retired but her songs remain inseparable from Greek culture. She’s a staunch nationalist, having lived through Greece’s transition to a democracy, and is determined that her proud country will…

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