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.

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 Till Reiter CEO of Ludwig Reiter with daughter and assistant Magdalena Reiter “Gustav Mahler said, ‘Tradition is not the worship […]
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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 the realistic dramas of Michael Haneke and Ulrich Seidl, or the crafted documentaries of Michael Glawogger and Nikolaus […]
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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 about it – through their examples, illustrating the various ways in which this city’s culture of discretion affects our everyday lives. […]
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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 for cigarettes, and a generally relaxed attitude toward smoking bans. Although an official ban on smoking in public places is […]
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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 the truth is told That you can get what you want or you can just get […]
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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 an endangered species. Fortunately, the pomp and circumstance film festivals provide can mesmerize even the shortest attention spans, giving the […]
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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 the advances...
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What do Mercer & Co. really tell us about Vienna?

“All right, but apart from the sanitation, medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh water system and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?” – Monty Python’s Life of Brian In this increasingly globalized age, we are obsessed with finding the best place to “live”. We are constantly being told […]
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