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Friday 23 April

6 hours 22 min ago
We discuss Washington’s push to review policing in Minnesota and hear why Australia is putting a stop to Belt and Road projects in Victoria. Plus: why is Unesco’s recognition of espresso causing a stir in Italy?


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

Friday 23 April

Thu, 2021-04-22 22:00
US president Joe Biden unveils ambitious new climate goals. Plus: why celebrities run for political office and Italy’s espresso battles.


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

Olympics special, part one: Tokyo 2020

Thu, 2021-04-22 21:00
For many cities, the Olympic Games are an opportunity to show to the world why they are great metropolises and a tool for reinventing themselves. In episode one of our two-part series, we look at the upcoming Games, Tokyo 2020. Monocle’s editor in chief Andrew Tuck speaks with Gavin McAlpine, the International Olympic Committee’s Olympic Games delivery associate director. Even in normal circumstances this would be a mammoth task to pull off, so how are they doing it?


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

Laos

Thu, 2021-04-22 17:00
Monocle’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco looks at the top songs in Laos this week.


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

Extra: Fictions

Thu, 2021-04-22 13:01
The inaugural project by Collectif des Créateurs Canadiens launches this week. The immersive virtual experience titled “Fictions” broadcasts from Montreal and showcases designs from the city’s makers. Find the digital experience at cccollective.org.


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

Monocle Reads: Hay Festival

Thu, 2021-04-22 13:00
Hay Festival has just announced the programme for its 34th spring edition, a digital event broadcasting some of the world’s greatest writers and thinkers from the small town of Hay-on-Wye. To get an overview, we hear from chair of the festival Caroline Michel, as well as two of the writers speaking: award-winning author Jon McGregor and hugely successful debut novelist Hafsa Zayyan.


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

Thursday 22 April

Thu, 2021-04-22 13:00
Associate professor of political science at Villanova University Deborah Seligsohn breaks down the realities of president Joe Biden’s new climate targets. Plus: pre-election violence in Albania, a retracted science paper on smoking’s effects on coronavirus, and this week’s Global Countdown.


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

Thursday 22 April

Thu, 2021-04-22 08:00
We take a look at Vladimir Putin’s state of the nation address and discuss what happens next in Chad, after long-time president Idriss Déby is killed. Plus: a closer look at Greece’s plans to reopen its tourism sector.


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

Explainer 262: What happened to the European Super League?

Wed, 2021-04-21 22:57
The European Super League was proudly presented on Sunday 18 April as a new facet of weekday football, set to earn the 12 confirmed teams vast sums into the hundreds of millions. Just three days later, only two teams remain committed. Andrew Mueller explains why it all fell to pieces.


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

Wednesday 21 April

Wed, 2021-04-21 22:00
Former police officer Derek Chauvin is found guilty by a jury of the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis in 2020. Plus: this year’s World Press Freedom Index is published and the wrangle over Verona’s most famous balcony.


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

Fashion: Second Life

Wed, 2021-04-21 21:00
The market for the resale and rental of clothing, accessories and luxury items is booming. This week, we speak to Eshita Kabra-Davies, CEO and founder of UK rental platform By Rotation about why sharing is a preferable option to buying new, and head to Hong Kong to meet Sarah Fung, CEO and founder of luxury resale platform Hula. Plus: ‘The New York Times’ Styles reporter Elizabeth Paton discusses trends and opportunities in the market.


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

Wednesday 21 April

Wed, 2021-04-21 13:00
George Floyd: Monocle’s Andrew Mueller and NYU’s Deborah Archer explain the significance of Derek Chauvin’s murder conviction. Plus: Fernando Augusto Pacheco reviews the Latin American newspapers and a roundup of the week’s cultural news.


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

Wednesday 21 April

Wed, 2021-04-21 08:00
We unpack Germany’s leadership race after the CDU and Green parties name their candidates for chancellor. Plus: we look at the Asean summit and its discussion around Myanmar, and go through the 2021 World Press Freedom Index.


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

Tuesday 20 April

Tue, 2021-04-20 22:00
Why is a third wave of coronavirus infections hitting Canada so severely? Plus: wildfires destroy South Africa’s national archive; and Collision, one of North America’s largest tech summits, begins in Toronto.


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

Palm Springs and mid-century modernism

Tue, 2021-04-20 21:00
We head to Palm Springs, the idyllic desert retreat that’s become synonymous with mid-century modern architecture, to explore why this unassuming corner of California became a hub for modernist design.


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

Pälvi Pulli

Tue, 2021-04-20 14:00
Monocle’s editorial director Tyler Brûlé meets the head of security policy at Switzerland’s Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport, ambassador Pälvi Pulli. They tackle the challenges facing conscription, cyber warfare and the country’s crisis management strategy.


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

Food Neighbourhoods 231: Recipe edition, Alice Delcourt

Tue, 2021-04-20 13:56
A springtime recipe for risotto from the top chef at Milan’s Erba Brusca restaurant.


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

Tuesday 21 April

Tue, 2021-04-20 13:00
Editor of China Dialogue Isabel Hilton breaks down Chinese president Xi Jinping’s latest remarks challenging the US leadership. Plus: what the world is learning about emerging coronavirus variants, the Christian Democratic Union’s backing of Armin Laschet for German chancellor and the week’s outpost news.


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

Tuesday 20 April

Tue, 2021-04-20 08:00
We get the latest on Alexei Navalny’s deteriorating condition and hear about a record defence deal signed by Greece and Israel. Plus, we meet the CEO of Collison, one of the world’s leading technology summits.


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

Monday 19 April

Mon, 2021-04-19 22:00
Germany’s Green party put forward a candidate for chancellor for the first time in 40 years. Plus, a royal summit to decide the future of the monarchy, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and the rise in dog theft in the UK.


From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.

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