51

March 2012

Aussie rules: from a new generation of gentlemen farmers to a defence spending spree, Monocle reports on the rise of a country that’s anything but down under.

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Media Briefing

We meet the comic book publisher whose latest title is about Haiti's tent cities, plus other dispatches from the world of print, retail and audio.

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Fort Point Channel

The Boston Society of Architects has moved in as have media companies, restaurateurs and developers. The red-brick warehouse-style lofts provide creative living and the rest of Boston is on the doorstep.

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Americas Briefing

Hugo Chávez and his gas-guzzling motorcade, Cuba spruces up its colonial buildings, and the view from Washington of the Republican presidential candidate campaign.

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News of the world

Broadcasting in 60 languages on the radio and with 27 foreign-language TV news programmes each week, SBS is a truly international news outlet – an unusual epithet in the world of Australian media.

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Sauce code

Roberto Panizza took over an old trattoria in the Ligurian capital last year and brought it back to its former glory. Here, he shares his passion (and recipes) for the regional speciality, pesto and gnocchi.

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Asia Briefing

The sartorial preferences of North Korea's new Supreme Leader, the big ambitions of Seoul's Incheon airport, and a Q&A with the head of an Indian bicycle rental company.

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Good wood

Since 1880 Horgenglarus has made furniture using time-honoured techniques. That’s why its classic, sturdy chairs are still in high demand in the Alpine nation, used by both parliament and the general public, and have become…

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My last meal: Kentaro Kobayashi

TV chef Kentaro Kobayashi is known for no-nonsense dishes and his show teaching men how to cook. Over a meal at his favourite Italian restaurant, he talks about his accidental route into becoming a chef.

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Joint effort

Midland Atelier is a design powerhouse that attracts people to train from all over the world and offers opportunities to local creative talent. In Western Australia, where mining is the major industry, it’s a breath of…

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Expo 51: Black gold

The mining boom in Western Australia has seen both the natural and economic landscapes transformed. New services fly thousands of workers in and out each week. So Monocle went to dig a little deeper.

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Oceania Briefing

Eurozone citizens head to Australia, schools get tough on pupils in Micronesia, and the authorities investigate dolphin smuggling in the Solomon Islands.

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Observation

Five years ago Monocle hit the newsstands. Today it’s at the heart of a very modern media company – but also one with some old-school journalistic values. Here our editor in chief, Tyler Brûlé, looks back at his 25 highl…

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