hitting newsstands and bookstores today is one of our fav summer reads, monocle's newest edition of monocle mediterraneo. issue #5 features 68 pages of beach-inspired fun, and this year its editorial scope is somewhat further off the usual med, with stories from rome and montijo. an innovative addition is a commissioned piece of original fiction by anne zouroudi, author of the hermes diakatoros crime series, and will be accompanied by audio programming on monocle 24. other highlights of monocle mediterraneo include a feature on the expertise of portugal's 751 squadron at close quarters with a visit to air base no. 6 in montijo, an insider article on 10 brands on the verge of a major come-back, open-air cinemas in greece, a proper bar crawl around the sunny mediterranean, and a trip around the colourful italian pop dancefloor from past to present. monocle mediterraneo will be available for the next eight weeks at sales points in 110 countries and territories across the planet.