Gregory Bondaruk

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A Polish-American who has deemed Vienna home - Greg is a digital marketer and a past Metropole team member.

Globalization and Its New Discontents

If globalization increases overall well-being, why have so many people become so hostile? Fifteen years ago, in Globalization and its Discontents, I described growing opposition in the developing...
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Grätzl | Stuwerviertel: A Neighborhood at a Crossroads

The Stuwerviertel is an anomaly, both more and less than meets the eye: Wedged in between the Prater, Mexikoplatz and Ausstellungsstrasse, it’s quiet, unimposing, with wide alleys lush with trees and ...
Christoph Waltz

On Vienna, the Viennese and Death – Christoph Waltz

I want to be buried there.   While promoting his latest feature, Tulip Fever (read our preview here), Austrian cinematic ambassador and national treasure Christoph Waltz stopped by th...
Vienna This Week

Vienna This Week | July 4 – July 11

Metropole caters to the interests and needs of English-speaking expat communities. Here are our curated recommendations for what you won’t want to miss in Vienna this week (July 4 – July 11, 2017). ...
Frameout Festival

A Summer Highlight, Frameout Festival Turns Museumsquartier into an Open-Air Cin...

An eclectic mix of cinema's finest, at one of the summer's hottest hangouts Any summer spent in Vienna pretty much requires a visit to the Museums Quartier: whether it’s for an exhibition, a late...
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Vienna’s Icelandic Eatery Promises Northern Comfort the 9th District

Nordic charm and a living-room atmosphere are a welcome addition to Vienna's international collection of cuisines. While Austria undoubtedly has a lock on gorgeous alpine scenery as well as prime...
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A Tale of two passions: food and biking at Ghisallo

Ghisallo marries casual Mediterranean dining with fine Italian road bikes. When you first face Ghisallo on the corner of Reinprechtsdorfer Straße and Schönbrunner Straße, you may perform a double...
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Obsessed with the Sound of Music

CBS's Late Show host, Stephen Colbert came across rumors concerning the potential new U.S. ambassador to Austria, Patrick Park, longtime Trump supporter and concert pianist. As Colbert pointed out, th...
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Opinion | Born-Again Facts

If the recent election has taught us anything, it’s that details do not matter anymore Trump rose to power not only by tapping into notions of helplessness and despair among working-class voters, but...
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