Author Hassan Abdulrazzak talks Arabic science fiction, we take the temperature of Contemporary Istanbul and head to a literary festival in Rio. Plus we check out a new exhibition in London that explores the city of Lagos and there’s live music from Mali's Songhoy Blues.
Tyler Brûlé discovers why some fonts fit and what typography trends can be found on the printed pages of commercial and editorial content.
In just over two months’ time the greatest footballers from across Africa are due to take part in the 30th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations. It is a tournament that in recent years has become one of the most fascinating in the football calendar. There is only one problem: no one k...
From a lavender farm in the countryside to a denim mill revitalising a harbour town, Wales is using its traditions and craft to benefit new industries. Monocle films profiles two inspiring Welsh enterprises that are bringing international success home.
We discuss the outcome of yesterday’s first-round voting in Brazil’s presidential election, hear the latest from Hong Kong as the protests there appear to dwindle, there’s also a look at the rise of far-right parties in European politics, and we hear from those behind new book
Green Man festival special: Robert Bound and the culture team head to Green Man festival in Wales with music chats and sessions from Jeffrey Lewis, Daughter, Julie Byrne, Happyness and Nick Mulvey. Plus, we learn about the festival lifestyle with Pete Paphides, hear how to curate a co...
Independent cities: we discuss whether London could ever become a separate city state, take a look at which areas work best for independent businesses, and visit a café in Vancouver for a digital detox experience. Plus, we find out how Istanbul’s urban landscape is evolving.
Monocle foreign-editor Steve Bloomfield chairs a discussion on the fight against Islamic State militant forces in Iraq and Syria. Featuring Shashank Joshi of the Royal United Services Institute and Iraqi commentator Zaid al-Ali.