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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Dardis McNamee

Dardis McNamee is the Publisher and Editor at Large of METROPOLE Vienna in English.

Opinion | Politics in the Sauna

In the current political climate, trust is at a premium. So Gerhard Kroiß (FPÖ), the deputy mayor of Wels in Lower Austria, decided it was time for the naked truth He invited his constituents to...
Be a diplomat

How to be a Diplomat

The ultimate dream jobs in public service take patience, persistence and good language skills. If you’re lucky, you even get to save the worldAdditional reporting by Jennifer Cornick Forget the glamor and intrigue of Hollywood...
fake news

Opinion | (Fake) News of the World

How a small number of young eastern Europeans have managed to influence U.S politicsFake news has no borders. Last fall, in the flurry of debunked reports of fraudulent ballot boxes, coded emails and child-sex...
Georgia O'Keeffe

Georgia O’Keeffe: The Reluctant Icon

Georgia O’Keeffe stars in her largest retrospective outside of her home countryMost people first get to know Georgia O’Keeffe through her voluptuous flower paintings: large, generous images in lustrous colors – of irises, poppies...

Remembering Ari Rath (1925 – 2017)

Vienna-born Ari Rath, former editor-in-chief of The Jerusalem Post, died on January 13, 2017, at the age of 92. A strong advocate for peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians, he furthered dialogue between...

Opinion | Integration à la Suisse

It has happened so oftenSoon after their arrival in Austria, a refugee family makes a formal application for asylum and is assigned to a small town in the countryside through the Red Cross. The...

Alpine Hi–Tech

Skiing is deeply embedded in Austrian identity. In spite of climate change, technology has made the sport smarter and saferInternational families who come to Austria are often amazed to discover that a winter ski...
Death in Vienna

Death in Vienna

Some Viennese may play down any special relationship with death. But, then again, it’s probably better not to take any chances...It was a stunningly beautiful summer’s day on July 16, 2011, for the final farewell to Otto...

Opinion | It Can’t Happen Here

Across Europe, liberal principles are under pressure, Austrian democracy must not be put at riskIn a few weeks, Austrians will again go to the polls to elect a president – their representational and highly...