Margaret Childs

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Margaret Childs is the CEO and Publisher of Metropole. Originally from New York, Vienna has been her home town since high school. She is a board member of AustrianStartups and actively supports entrepreneurs in their internationalization efforts. She is known for loving Vienna passionately, talking too fast and inhaling coffee like there's no tomorrow. She tweets @mtmchilds. Photo: Michèle Pauty
The CEO of the Vienna Stock Exchange, Christoph Boschan

The Vienna Stock Exchange | A Piefke Takes Stock

The CEO of the Vienna Stock Exchange, Christoph Boschan, on financial literacy, sharing the wealth and north German GemĂĽtlichkeit. Anyone who has done business in both Austria and Germany...

Publisher’s Letter | This Is How We Do It

Imitation. It’s the secret to winning over any group you want to be part of. I know. I speak from experience. As a restless 14-year-old, my mother informed me that my Thursday evenings were to be dedi...
Michael Haider, the new director of the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York

Club Culture Austria

The new director of the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York on diversity, connecting artists and putting discovery over instruction. “For me, it’s the most exciting cultural post,” said Michael Haider, the new director of the Austrian Cultural Forum. “Cultural work is important – and gives me real pleasure.” Haider is a soft-spoken, eloquent man. […]
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Melange | The Bright Side of Bleakness

Pop star and comic Otto Jaus waxes poetic about fame, being funny and attempts to define the many meanings of the word Schmäh It’s not hard to see why Otto Jaus has been so successful as a comedian. His playful attitude is underlined by a mischievous, slightly dark sense of humor that made our conversation […]
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Publisher’s Letter | Schmäh Eats Sarcasm for Breakfast

Some people say that when you begin dreaming in a foreign language you have mastered it. That may be, but I say, it’s when you begin telling jokes that you’ve truly arrived. That’s humor fluency! I’m not sure what my first Viennese joke was, or even if it was funny. Most likely it was an […]
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Melange | Gorilla Kitchen: Everyday Investors

With the platform Own Austria, founders Martin Foussek and Thomas Niss aim to help people make better investments through trust and familiarity Few Austrians invest in the stock market. Most estimate...
Vienna

The Art We Live In

  Often appreciation is just a question of perspective. As a high school student in Vienna, I spent warm afternoons riding my bike down the Prater Hauptallee, all the way to the Lusthaus and back, or sitting with friends on the cool grass of Heldenplatz, with the Hofburg palace as our backdrop. No matter the […]
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Wolf Prix

The Deconstructed Architect

We spoke to Wolf Prix, one of the founders of the Deconstructivist Movement. At Coop Himmelb(l)au, Wolf Prix’s 5th district Architecture studio, the walls are lined with what hundreds of prints, rend...

We Privatized a Zoo | A Chat with Tiergarten Schönbrunn’s General Manager

The director and general manager of the Schönbrunn Zoo, Dagmar Schratter, spoke to us about activism, animal husbandry, why some frogs wave and the tricks of impregnating an elephant Arriving at ...
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