We discuss the future of Libya and whether stability is any closer after yesterday’s Berlin conference. Then, what does the striking down of voting rights legislation mean for bipartisanship during Biden’s presidency?
Plus: Monocle’s new Quality of Life rankings are out; where did your city come?
We look ahead to Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial in Myanmar, as the jailed opposition leader is slapped with further corruption charges.
Plus: we look at how the papers are covering the G7 summit and unpack the latest finance news.
With any luck you’ll spot a sumo wrestler out and about in Ryogoku, the riverside neighbourhood that is home to Kokugikan, Tokyo’s distinctive sumo stadium. Across the water is Kuramae, another old neighbourhood that has long been famous for its craft workshops and still hums with industry.
The historic center of Japanese wrestling, riverside Ryogoku is home to Ryogoku Kokugikan arena, which hosts sumo and boxing, as well as classical concerts. Nearby Ryogoku Edo Noren is a dining street resembling an Edo-period village, where restaurants serve chanko nabe, the traditional protein-rich stew favored by wrestlers. In the striking, modern Edo-Tokyo Museum, scale and life-sized models recreate feudal life.
In this week’s episode of ‘The Chiefs’, Monocle’s editorial director Tyler Brûlé is joined by BMW Motorrad’s chief designer Edgar Heinrich. They discuss why the future of the two-wheeler is looking bright and the innovative design process behind the upcoming CE 04.
A round-up of the weekend’s newspapers, what’s making news in Latin America and our editor-in-chief Andrew Tuck’s weekend column. Georgina Godwin and guests set the tone for the weekend.
Tyler Brûlé and guests cover the weekend’s biggest discussion topics from Zurich, London and Bangkok.
Emma Nelson and guests cover the weekend’s biggest discussion topics from London and Zurich.
Andrew Tuck is joined by Carolyn Steel, author of ‘Sitopia’, and urban epidemiologist Tolullah Oni, who unpack the lessons for our cities from 2020. Plus: Jan Gehl brings us some inspiration and hope for what’s ahead.
Monocle’s Emma Nelson covers the weekend’s top stories with Vincent McAviney, Florian Egli, Guy DeLauney – and Tyler Brûlé.