A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, the next catastrophe and how to survive it; (9:40) the risks of annexation for Israel; (21:50) and the Wirecard scandal.
Interview with Dr. Nicole Lurie on rapid vaccine development, including new tools to facilitate vaccine testing and manufacturing and persistent challenges.
The need to rapidly develop a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 comes at a time of explosion in basic scientific understanding, including in areas such as genomics and structural biology, that is supporting a new era in vaccine development. Over the past decade, the scientific community and the vaccine industry have been asked to respond urgently to epidemics of H1N1 influenza, Ebola, Zika, and now SARS-CoV-2. An H1N1 influenza vaccine was developed relatively rapidly, largely because influenza-vaccine technology was well developed and key regulators had previously decided that vaccines made using egg- and cell-based platforms could be licensed under the rules used for a strain change. Although a monovalent H1N1 vaccine was not available before the pandemic peaked in the Northern Hemisphere, it was available soon afterward as a stand-alone vaccine and was ultimately incorporated into commercially available seasonal influenza vaccines.
Nicole Lurie is a strategic advisor to the CEO of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations. Stephen Morrissey, the interviewer, is the Executive Managing Editor of the Journal.
This week ‘Monocle 24 – The Stack’ speaks with Amy Astley, editor in chief of ‘Architectural Digest’. 2020 is the 100th anniversary of the founding of the magazine in 1920.
Amy Astley (born June 5, 1969) is the editor-in-chief of Architectural Digest as of May 2016. She was editor of Teen Vogue, which launched in January 2003. She was named to edit the new magazine in June 2002 by Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue and editorial director of Teen Vogue.
A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, how will governments cope with the expensive legacy of covid-19? (11:05), unscrupulous autocrats in the pandemic of power grabs (17:52), and, why Netflix’s success will continue. Zanny Minton Beddoes hosts.
A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, is China the pandemic’s big geopolitical winner? (8:30) Saudi Arabia has declared a ceasefire in Yemen, but the Houthis are fighting on. (14:13) And, how Britain’s glossy magazines are adjusting to a gloomy world.
Monocle 24’s “The Stack” chats with Randy Kennedy, editor of ‘Ursula’, the beautiful print quarterly from Hauser & Wirth.
‘Ursula’ is the quarterly art magazine featuring essays, profiles, interviews, original portfolios, and photography by some of the most thought-provoking writers and artists in the world, as reported by Artnet. ‘Ursula’ takes its name from the internationally admired co-founder of the gallery: patron, collector, mentor, and art world mater familias Ursula Hauser. Reflecting the inclusive values and broad perspective of the gallery she helped to establish in Zurich in 1992, ‘Ursula’ will showcase not only the work of artists and estates represented by Hauser & Wirth, but also a wide, adventurous swath of the international art world of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Monocle 24’s “The Stack” speaks to Kristina O’Neill, editor in chief of ‘WSJ’, the lifestyle magazine of the ‘Wall Street Journal’, on the title’s expansion and plans for 2020.
Kristina O’Neill is the editor in chief of WSJ. Magazine, The Wall Street Journal’s glossy luxury-lifestyle publication, appearing monthly with the weekend edition of the newspaper, as well as its website. Since being tapped in October 2012 by News Corporation to reinvigorate the magazine, she has been responsible for all editorial content in the publication, which was nominated for awards for best cover and best photography in 2016 and 2017 by the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) and consistently leads the industry in editorial and commercial excellence. Ms. O’Neill also oversees all of the magazine’s live journalism, in addition to its annual Innovator Awards, held each November at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art, which attracts luminaries across a range of disciplines including art, design, philanthropy, fashion and technology. Prior to joining the Journal, Ms. O’Neill served as executive editor of Harper’s Bazaar magazine.
Pamela Fiori’s career in magazine publishing spans more than forty years. She was editor In chief of Town & Count , America’s premier magazine for the affluent in America, for seventeen years. Before that, she was editor in chief of Travel + Leisure for fourteen years.
An authority on luxury, travel, style, connoisseurship, and philanthropy, Flori writes and speaks frequently on these subjects. Her first book, Stolen M ents, Is a tribute to the photography of Ronny Jaques, a contemporary of Richard Avedon and Lillian Sassman. She has also written In the Sprit of Capri and in the spirit of St. Barths for Assoullne.
From a New York Times Magazine article (Feb 7, 2020):
Is being an editor in chief again something you’d ever think about doing?
I have to suppress those feelings, because I love content, to use the horrible word, and editors now are so beleaguered that all the fun that I had isn’t there to be had. It’s a shame that editors get so little time now to think about stories and writers. Most of their time is spent having incredibly boring meetings about distribution and platforms and branded digital content. All this stuff, it’s just incredibly miserable. What I love, and what I’ve always loved, is telling stories.
What’s a third-rail conversation that you’re not having or that isn’t happening at Women in the World events? #MeToo is fraught, because anything can be taken and become this flying I.E.D. that can mess you up. It’s difficult to have a debate about that topic, because all the things that people say off-camera they don’t want to say in public.
Unlike most journalists, Tina Brown carries with her an aura of swashbuckling glamour, a remnant of her starry, high-budget run during the 1980s and ’90s as editor in chief of Vanity Fair and then The New Yorker. Like many journalists, Brown, 66, has pivoted in recent years to an adjacent line of work, in her case the live-event business. Her Women in the World Summit, which has hosted speakers like Oprah Winfrey and the Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad, is held each spring at Lincoln Center. (The New York Times was once a partner in the business.) She has also written two best-selling books, “The Vanity Fair Diaries” and “The Diana Chronicles,” a tell-all about the British royal family.