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Janima Nam

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Janima Nam is a freelance journalist, translator, and editor living in Vienna. She has a BFA in film from New York University and a Masters degree (MA) from the London Consortium in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Only fools get bored

They call us boring and we like it that way. (seen on a Vermont postcard) Like Vermonters, the Viennese like tidiness and calm Settling into my tram seat on a Saturday evening, I was struck by the...

Being Grouchy: Whinge-worthy Banter Rant

Das Problem für jeden Wiener: Man kann es in Wien nicht mehr aushalten, aber woanders auch nicht. (The problem of every Wiener: We can’t stand it any longer in Vienna, but we can’t stand it...

Profiles: Living the Big Picture

Learning from the past and looking to the future, a luxury shoemaker, a musician, an economic researcher and urban planner told us about their view on thinking about and planning for the long run Richard...

On Screen: Short Film – Alles Wird Gut

Patrick Vollrath is Riding the Wave of New Austrian Cinema For this Oscar-nominated Vienna-based director, Alles Wird Gut   After decades of obscurity, Austrian “new-wave” cinema has recently reclaimed its place on the international film scene. Whether...

Profiles: My Business, Not Yours

It’s no secret that Austria values its privacy.  We spoke to several people for whom the defense of privacy has become a way of life. And luckily for us, they were willing to talk...

Who Needs Change? On smoking, wineries and the Viennese way

A change ain’t gonna come Visitors to this highly livable city are often surprised to find Vienna a smoker’s paradise. For a prosperous, western European country, Austria has a widespread smoking population, comparatively low prices...
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The City that Sleeps

Slow down . . . what's the hurry about? You'd better cool it off before you burn it out You've got so much to do And only so many hours in a day   But you know that when...

On Screen: Viennale – Silver Screen Serengeti

The city’s biggest film festival has it all: big name productions, though-provoking fare, heartfelt tributes and lots of animals In this on-demand era of web streaming, downloading and binge watching, the classic night-at-the-cinema has become...

Opinion | The Price of Paradise

In this increasingly globalized age, we are obsessed with finding the best place to “live.” We are constantly being told that the world is our oyster and that we are the pearls; that with...
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