42

April 2011

Monocle’s new edition is our Global Rethink issue, where we focus on the businesses and sectors that are making a trip back to the drawing board.

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Expo 42: Trading places

Egypt is swept up in a wave of euphoria as it takes bold steps towards democracy following the fall of Hosni Mubarak. But part of any future success relies on the Arab giant harnessing the potential of the Suez Canal – and…

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One is not amused

Ahead of April’s royal wedding, Monocle’s second essay in our Scenarios series looks at the possibility of Britain becoming a republic and its impact on both state coffers and Brand Britain.

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Log on and tune in

The internet is transforming the way we consume music and news as more stations switch to a web-only format and internet radios roll off the production lines. Forget traditional stations – this is the future of the sung and…

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Island hopper

The North Atlantic French overseas territory may have only a few thousand inhabitants but it can count on regular flights to Canada thanks to local air carrier Air Saint-Pierre.

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Anchor Man

Lebanese journalist Hisham Melhem has been a correspondent for many of the Middle East’s largest newspapers and now presides over TV station Al Arabiya’s Washington bureau. He talks to Monocle about covering a winter of…

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Milling about

With a rapidly shifting media landscape and declines in newspaper sales, it might seem logical to expect paper mills to be struggling. Not so in the case of northern England’s James Cropper, whose unique colours and spec…

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Media Briefing

Expanding media in South Korea, cult German magazine launches an English edition, plus smartphone card payment systems.

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La Pedrera

La Pedrera’s charm is in its simplicity. Its low-rise architecture, unspoiled beaches and vibrant artistic community are luring foreigners seeking a haven beyond the bright lights of Punta del Este.

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Art Briefing

Christie's in Dubai, Stockholm's Galerie Nordenhake and a Q & A with art collector Jean Pigozzi.

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Food Briefing

Cambodian pepper, the liveliest flavours from Istanbul and an interview with Marché brand strategist Kundo Koyama.

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Clean Start

Nigeria’s first anti-corruption chief Nuhu Ribadu was so effective he was sacked and fled the country, fearing for his life. Now he’s back and running for president.

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Free Spirits

In the days before digital took over the music market, it was enough for record labels to just produce records. Now, a new approach is needed. Step up Ghostly International with its unique brand of art, music and retail.

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Creature Comforts

Korean-born, American-raised fashion stylist and boutique store owner Sonya Park is happy to have her last meal on her own. As she ponders the road ahead, she wants to be surrounded by the simple, homely food at her favo…

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House Quest

Housing needs a renaissance. Monocle meets the London firm reinventing the town house and talks to pioneering project leaders in Denmark and Japan.

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