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The Pacific Shift
The Pacific Shift brings you music from around the Pacific Rim, Asia and beyond. J-pop, K-pop, T-pop and more, Monocle is the soundtrack to your day by the Pacific.
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Redesigning Monocle magazine
Monocle editor Andrew Tuck and creative director Richard Spencer Powell have been with the magazine since the beginning. They recently sat down with Monocle 24’s executive producer Tom Edwards to talk about how Monocle has grown over the past decade and their thoughts on the redesign for the 101st issue.
Our Istanbul bureau chief Chris Lord explains how Monocle is uniquely positioned to cover stories like last year’s coup in Turkey.
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.