MONOCLE 24: Filmmakers and cinema lovers from around the world congregated in one of Argentina’s most popular beach resorts for an expansive festival that is famed for its progressive, open mentality.
MONOCLE 24: “Remote X” blurs the lines between performance and interactive storytelling. After visiting more than 30 locations around the world, its latest stop is the English capital.
MONOCLE 24 / I CARE IF YOU LISTEN: Barcelona’s annual Sónar electronic music festival has spun off into a parallel innovation congress, which showcased emerging VR technology this year.
MONOCLE 24 / ROADS & KINGDOMS: Madrid’s rabble-rousing Solfónica has become an iconic voice of rebellion at protests that have swept through Spain in recent years.
MONOCLE 24: In Rio de Janeiro, a controversial pacification program is opening up slum neighborhoods to the wider world – and revealing a rich culinary culture that can play a part in changing public perception about these stigmatized areas.
MONOCLE 24: In recent years, electro music has morphed from a niche subculture into a global movement – and Latin America’s buzzing scene is emerging as a creative force. One artist making her mark in Europe is La Yegros, an Argentine singer who mixes traditional rhythms with heavy bass and poignant lyrics.
MONOCLE 24: A rare visit to the remote colony founded for migrants from a Japanese island devastated by World War Two.
MONOCLE 24 / LIVE: The refusal of four European states to allow Bolivia’s presidential plane into their airspace triggered a diplomatic crisis, and a wave of demonstration across the South American country – also fueled by deep anti-American tensions.
MONOCLE 24: The Cumbre Tajín festival celebrates indigenous identity, combining scores of cultural activities with a distinctly popular musical lineup. Traditional folk dances share a stage with the likes of Fatboy Slim – but does this formula work?
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.
MONOCLE 24: The U.S. men’s Olypmic team won silver at London 2012, and “The Hunger Games” film broke box office records. The main character was a highly skilled archer – so could she be a new Robin Hood for today’s generation?
MONOCLE 24: By using traditional ingredients to create original beverages, a group of “etnomixologists” hope to preserve indigenous Mexican culture in today’s globalized world.