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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Dardis McNamee

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

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 often Soon 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 safer International 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 risk In a few weeks, Austrians will again go to the polls to elect a president – their representational and highly...

Opinion | Teaching Thinkers

A revolution in school reform – finally! Austria’s new Education Minister Sonja Hammerschmid had barely taken office before she began ruffling feathers. The new “pilot” Comprehensive Schools and proposed centralized Education Directorate were not closed...
editorial once more

Opinion | Once More, with Feeling

With contributions pouring in, Alexander Van der Bellen is out to win the Hofburg – again – and help set the tone for Europe’s future On a brilliantly sunny day in early August, Austrian presidential...

Editorial: Politics with Production Values

Austria’s new media-savvy chancellor Christian Kern offers a “New Deal,” while facing down the far right It was high drama in the Austrian Parliament on the morning of June 15, as FPÖ leader Heinz-Christian Strache,...

Editorial: Climate Refugees

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