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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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Batumi boom

Georgia’s second city is in the midst of a frantic transformation from sleepy resort to major tourist and investment hub. Intent on branding itself as a European-style cultural hotspot, it also aims to become a Caucasian…

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Leader of the dance

Park Nam Yong has choreographed some of South Korea’s biggest pop icons. He talks to Monocle about succeeding in a tough industry, and about teaching singers with two left feet how to dance.

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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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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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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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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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