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Saturday Morning: News And Stories From London

Monocle on Saturday, June 3, 2023: Updates on the weekend’s culture news and current affairs with Emma Nelson.

British classical-music radio and television broadcaster Petroc Trelawny reviews the papers, French journalist Agnès Poirier discusses France’s debt and Monocle’s Monica Lillis speaks with author Beth Lewis about cults. 

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News: Asia Defense Summit, China-U.S. Tensions, OPEC Meeting, Nigeria President

The Globalist Podcast, Friday, June 2, 2023: Asia’s top security meeting, IISS Shangri-La Dialogue kicks off but China refuses to talk to the US on the sidelines.

Plus: several media groups are banned from Opec’s production meeting this weekend; we check in on how Nigeria’s new president is faring and we ask, “What is lake cow bacon?” 

News: Ron DeSantis 2024 Campaign Launch, Poland Democracy, Qatar-Taliban

The Globalist Podcast, Thursday, June 1, 2023: Veteran political strategist Norm Sterzenbach unpacks Ron DeSantis’s 2024 launch.

Plus: fears that Polish democracy is under threat, secret talks between Qatar and the Taliban, and award-winning author Leila Slimani talks about her latest novel. 

News: Drone Attacks In Moscow, G7 Trade With China, Elections In Spain

The Globalist Podcast, Wednesday, May 31, 2023: Russia analyst Mark Galeotti gives us the latest on the drone attacks in Moscow, the G7 issues  Leaders’ Communique on trade relations with China, a look ahead at Spain’s snap election, the business news and why flip phones are making a comeback.

Previews: The New Yorker Magazine – June 5, 2023

Art by Masha Titova

The New Yorker – June 5, 2023 issue: Masha Titova’s “The Music of Art”. The magazine publishes its first synesthetic, collaborative, and interactive cover. By Françoise Mouly.

The Case For and Against Ed Sheeran

The pop singer’s trial for copyright infringement of Marvin Gaye and Ed Townsend’s “Let’s Get It On” highlights how hard it is to draw the property lines of pop.

By John Seabrook

The Trials and Triumphs of Writing While Woman

An illustration of two women's heads facing one another with a pen between them.

From Mary Wollstonecraft to Toni Morrison, getting a start meant starting over.

By Lauren Michele Jackson

When the critic Joanna Biggs was thirty-two, her mother, still in her fifties, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. “Everything wobbled,” she recalls. Biggs was married but not sure she wanted to be, suddenly distrustful of the neat, conventional course—marriage, kids, burbs—plotted out since she met her husband, at nineteen. It was as though the disease’s rending of a maternal bond had severed her contract with the prescribed feminine itinerary. Soon enough, she and her husband were seeing other people; then he moved out, and she began making pilgrimages to visit Mary Wollstonecraft’s grave.

News: Erdoğan Victory Divides Turkey, Modi Opens New Parliament

Monday, May 29, 2023: Monocle’s Istanbul correspondent, Hannah Lucinda Smith, unpacks the hard nationalism dominating Turkish politics as provisional results from the run-off election come in.

Plus: Prime minister Modi unveils India’s new parliament building, and Karen Krizanovich is back from Cannes with all the latest from the Croisette.

Saturday Morning: News And Stories From London

Monocle on Saturday, May 27, 2023: The weekend’s biggest stories with Emma Nelson. CNN’s Europe editor Nina Dos Santos reviews the papers.

Monocle’s Helsinki correspondent Petri Burtsoff defends Finnish summers, and an interview with Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes, whose exhibition, “Maresias”, opens at the Turner Contemporary in Margate today. 

News: Security Forum In Kyiv, Ukraine NATO Appeal, Arctic Challenge Exercise

Friday, May 26, 2023: War correspondent Tim Mak has the latest from the second day of the Kyiv Security Forum, as Ukraine makes its NATO intentions clear.

Plus: this year’s Arctic Challenge Exercise, tensions are stirred by rallies in Serbia and how staying in bed could help astronauts in space.

News: DeSantis Launches 2024 Campaign, Hungary Democracy, Le Pen Faulted

Thursday, May 25, 2023: Florida governor Ron DeSantis launches his presidential bid, we examine the state of Hungarian democracy and French far-right politician Marine Le Pen is hauled over the coals at a hearing investigating Russian influence in the National Rally party.

Plus: the latest transport news with Monocle’s Gabriel Leigh. 

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