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: 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 t...

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 pop...
© Billy Joel

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 to...

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 watc...

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...
© Gregory Bondaruk

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 Pyth...
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