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The Continental Shift is where our editors bring you three hours of curated music from Europe and beyond, with nu-disco from Oslo, jazzy soul from Stockholm and cutting-edge sounds from London.
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The battle for Mosul
Major General Tim Cross and Chatham House’s Renad Mansour discuss the ongoing battle to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from Isis.
China’s busy plans in the South China Sea.
China is close to completing 24 structures on its artificial islands, apparently designed to house long-range surface-to-air missiles. Is this another test for the White House?
Our Istanbul bureau chief Chris Lord explains how Monocle is uniquely positioned to cover stories like last year’s coup in Turkey.
Building in the DPRK
The Architecture Association has been conducting an annual architecture workshop in Pyongyang for the past few years. We speak to Calvin Chua, the course director, who works alongside local architects, academics and policy makers.
Music’s one-hit wonders are being celebrated in an essay-writing project pitting tunes such as Snow’s ‘Informer’ and Des'ree’s ‘You Gotta Be’ against one another in a knockout writing tournament. Ander Monson is the author behind the project known as ‘March Fadness’.
11-20: Open for business
We take a look at 10 innovative and adventurous businesses around the globe to see what they are doing right.
Singapore: towards a kinder city
While some cities are happy or sad, others have a bit more attitude. In the 51 years since it became an independent city-state Singapore has certainly become wealthy and very successful – but some worry that its focus on success has come at a price.
Sweden and the screen
From the cool and crisp landscapes of Sweden to the dark cinemas of Asia, evoking a sense of place on the page is a delicate art. We talk to the editors of two magazines doing just that: Liz Schaffer from travel title ‘Lodestars Anthology’ and Davide Cazzaro, the man behind ‘Nang’ magazine.
How do you adapt a novel?
We find out how our favourite books are adapted to both the small and silver screens, the stage and the radio. What makes a book adaptable: is it the characters or the plot? And how closely should you stick to the original? To help answer these questions Robert Bound is joined in the studio by writer Philip Meeks and page-to-screen consultant Sharmaine Lovegrove. Plus: comments from ‘High-Rise’ director Ben Wheatley and ‘One Day’ author and screenwriter David Nicholls.