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Frederick is in South America. He has worked for AP, the BBC, CNN, The New York Times, the Guardian, Al Jazeera, VICE and others, recently reporting from Brazil, Uruguay and Antarctica.

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My dad the narco kingpin

My dad the narco kingpin

THE SUNDAY TIMES: When Pablo Escobar’s reign came to a bloody end, his family barely escaped the carnage. Now his son has opened a window into this decadent, dangerous world with a fascinating new book.
Fighting Corruption, One Bribe at a Time

Fighting Corruption, One Bribe at a Time

MONOCLE: A new app available in Russia is designed to collect anonymous reports of illicit payments and visualize them online – with the goal of quantifying the country’s rampant corruption problem.
Interview: Pat Kiernan on the New York media world

Interview: Pat Kiernan on the New York media world

MONOCLE 24: One of the most familiar faces in New York television is Pat Kiernan. He’s anchored the morning show on NY1 – a 24-hour news channel – for the last 15 years, and it’s become an essential way to start the day for many in the city.
Interview: Todd Gitlin on Occupy and the election

Interview: Todd Gitlin on Occupy and the election

MONOCLE 24: Occupy Wall Street may have all but disappeared from the news, but Professor Gitlin – author of a book about the campaign – believes its impact on political discourse has been significant, and could shape policy in a second Obama administration.
In conversation with Emanuel Pimenta

In conversation with Emanuel Pimenta

MONOCLE 24: Emanuel Pimenta is an intermedia artist who was born in Brazil and now lives between Switzerland and America. He pioneered the concept of "virtual architecture," has collaborated with contemporary musical luminaries like John Cage, and holds exhibitions around the world.
As Violence Rises, a Sanctuary for East Harlem Women

As Violence Rises, a Sanctuary for East Harlem Women

NORTHATTAN: A recent study revealed that nearly a quarter of American women experienced domestic violence last year. The Violence Intervention Program is working to reduce these negative numbers.
Bringing Books to El Barrio

Bringing Books to El Barrio

NORTHATTAN: Despite the area’s rich cultural heritage, places to enjoy literature are hard to find in East Harlem. But now one woman has raised over $70,000 to open a new Latino bookstore for the community.
Cosmic Rhymes with Jesús Papoleto Meléndez

Cosmic Rhymes with Jesús Papoleto Meléndez

Talking to a prominent Nuyorican poet about his inspiration and creative processes.
Can rap change Russia?

Can rap change Russia?

GLOBAL POST: Hip-hop artist Noize MC challenges the Russian authorities with provocative rhymes – and in summer 2010 he found himself locked up for it.
Christian Scott: Breaking Boundaries, Crossing Lines

Christian Scott: Breaking Boundaries, Crossing Lines

ALL ABOUT JAZZ: The prodigious trumpeter pulls no punches in a vicious critique of the jazz establishment.
A Traveler’s Road to Enlightenment

A Traveler’s Road to Enlightenment

Hitching rides became a way of life for Jack Kerouac’s Beat Generation. Decades later, Anton Krotov is leading a movement of Russia’s globetrotting “free travelers.” With over 30 years of travel experience and 17 books under his belt, Anton Krotov doesn’t lack in tales from the road. “One of my favorite stories comes from a...
Manuel Mengis – Dulcet Crush

Manuel Mengis – Dulcet Crush

HatHut Records / Hatology 684 Release: October/November 2009 Manuel Mengis – trumpet Reto Suhner – alto saxophone, alto clarinet Roland von Flue – tenor saxophone, bass clarinet Flo Stoffner – electric guitar Marcel Stalder – electric bass Lionel Friedli – drums 1. Plant Life 2. End Of A Record Breaker 3. Bling Bling Cowboy 4....