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Margaret Childs

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 @mtmchildsPhoto: Michèle Pauty

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 elephantArriving at the oldest existing zoo...

Publisher’s Letter: Puppy Love and the Cat’s Meow

At 14, I joined the ranks of the Viennese pet-owning public when – for a brief stint of six weeks – I adopted an adorable short-haired black and white puppy named Kuro. My after-school...

Publisher’s Letter: A River Runs Through It

My first home on the European continent was in Bratislava, Slovakia. The city was still run down in 1994, but as an 8-year-old ragamuffin, the chaos was fuel for the imagination. My brother and...
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Schooling the Grown-Ups: A Chat with the Rector of Danube University Krems

The rector of the Danube University Krems on education reform, collaboration along the river and the benefits of studying in the countryside.It’s easy to understand why people would want to study here. From the...
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Publisher’s Letter: What’s Cooking this May?

Of all the things I have learned in Vienna, the art of enjoying food has been the most valuable. My family had taken me to nice restaurants back home in New York, but my...

Melange | When Kim Isn’t Cooking: Catching up with Legendary Chef Sohyi Kim

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What You Need to Know to Work at the United Nations

It often seems impossible for an outsider to get a job at the UN. But is it really?“No,” said Linda Starodub, who recently retired from 30 plus years in the UN system, half of...
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Melange | Emulating Elon? A Tale of Electric Entrepreneurship in Austria

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Publisher’s Letter | What Moves Us | April 2018

I remember the first time I sat in an electric car. It was at a sustainability event in Grafenegg. Tesla had used a lotus chassis for the first roadster that made it to Austria. My cameraman and...