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November 2011

Monocle’s food retail superstars: we report on the tastiest ideas from counters to checkouts around the world.

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The next chapter

Nobrow is a company after Monocle’s own heart, putting the love back into the book publishing industry by using a cache of illustrators from around the world, limited editions and quality materials to produce collectable…

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Observation

The laptop ambassador may be a moneysaving concept but it will always be trumped by a diplomat with a budget and an embassy, says Tyler Brûlé.

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Americas Briefing

A Style Leader special, looking at the sartorial statements of three US election Republican hopefuls, plus cycling in Buenos Aires and policing in Peru.

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Asia Briefing

Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari and his highly armoured motorcade, green cities in Japan, and an interview with India's chief economic adviser.

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Art market Briefing

A report on a Naples gallery boosting the city's art reputation, an interview with collector and jewellery designer Julia Muggenburg, and Phillips de Pury's Latin American art sale.

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Delta force

While neighbouring towns in the Mississippi Delta have struggled for survival, Greenwood has been revived by a home-grown kitchen appliance manufacturer that is committed not only to the town’s economy, but also the health…

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Oceania Briefing

The challenges facing Papua New Guinea's new prime minister, solving a housing shortage in Darwin, and why Kiwi students are being spared Shakespeare.

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Defence Briefing

Chine beefs up its air force again, and India builds a strike force to ready itself for Himalayan border disputes.

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Fashion Briefing

New clothing and accessory ranges, collaborations, designers and retailers, from Vigevano to Melbourne.

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Play it again

French accordion player Yvette Horner harks back to another age. Hers is a nostalgic repertoire that draws on the countryside as a source of inspiration. Yet despite the years, her shock of orange hair and desire to play…

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Arms and the man

The defence industry is intertwined with politics and nationhood, and Ivor Ichikowitz is a man at the heart of all three in Africa. But don’t call him an arms dealer – he only has the best intentions for the continent, he…

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Chairs and graces

Fascinated with furniture design, Noritsugu Oda bought his first chair in the 1970s. He now has 1,200 of them. But, as Monocle discovers, he isn’t in the slightest bit precious about his priceless collection.

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Raising the bar

With the nights drawing in, there’s nothing more appealing than hunkering down in a cosy old Berlin bar. Monocle finds a seat to showcase our autumn/winter wear for indoors and out.

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Future makers

Meet the entrepreneurs building a future for Egypt post-Mubarak. Each is attempting to turn crisis into opportunity and help spark a much-needed national economic recovery.

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