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Dardis McNamee

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Dardis McNamee is the Editor in Chief of METROPOLE. Over a long career in journalism she has written for The New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler in New York, the Wall Street Journal Europe and Die Zeit in Vienna, as well as having been a speechwriter to two US ambassadors to Austria. She was awarded the 2007 Kemper Award for Excellence in Teaching for her work at the Department of Media Communications for Webster University Worldwide. In 2010, she was granted Austrian Citizenship of Honor (Ehrenstaatsbürgerschaft) for outstanding contributions to the Austrian Republic
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Editorial: Climate Refugees

As failed crops, droughts, and extreme weather cause more upheaval we may need to rethink our definitionsAcross 17th century Europe, the temperature suddenly dropped two degrees, in what we now call the Little Ice...

Editorial: Can’t Take a Joke

With each attempt to strong-arm the media, Turkish President Erdogan only confirms his vulnerabilityTurkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan is having a tough time. He thought he had the Europeans over a barrel, thanks to...

How to…Keep your culture

Being an expat in Vienna doesn't necessarily mean turning your back on all things homeOften, it isn’t until you live outside your native land that you begin to see its culture. Things you assumed...

Editorial: Rediscovering Statesmanship

Austrian leaders took some risks – and a lot of criticism – to start the diplomatic conversationAs I write this Brussels is still smoldering from terrorist bombs that have killed at least 30 people...

Editorial: The Right to be “Ugly”

Eugene Quinn’s irreverent campaign to reimagine Vienna, and break down hidebound rules of tradeIf you stare at something long enough, it can start to give you ideas – at least that’s what happened to...

Editorial: Suspending Schengen and Migration to Europe

Closing Europe’s borders is not the solution to the refugee crisis, but it might help open a real discussion about it.by Dardis McNamee and Gregory WeeksOn January 18th, the eve of the EU Asylum Summit...

Book Review: Theater of Modernity

With a fascinating cast of characters, Philipp Blom’s engaging history of  the inter-war years stages the glories and agonies of these troubled times. The legacy of World War I was one of disillusionment, even betrayal:...

Book Review: Taking the Waters

David Clay Large’s engaging history: The Grand Spas of Central Europe In a sense, David Clay Large took a lifetime to write The Grand Spas of Central Europe.  Even as a young academic he understood...

Cover Story: For the Sake of Art

Does culture still matter in a world where big money often defines value?On a Monday evening in mid-November, the narrow street in front of the Dorotheum was throbbing with activity, as a steady stream...
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