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Friday, July 13, 2018

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
Waltraut Cooper

Melange | An interview with Light Artist Waltraut Cooper at Cafe Landtmann

Light artist Waltraut Cooper’s installations have broken ground for decades. We spoke about digitizing the UN, the Biennale and world peace.Her wild, neon red hair makes her impossible to miss. It fits the style...
editors letter art

Editors Letter | To Every Art its Freedom | March 2018

Art is always of its time, and the best of it, timeless. From classical portraiture to contemporary installations, visual art recreates life, nature and emotion through the filters of skill and the human imagination.Art provokes awe, puzzlement, joy...
Heinz fischer

Melange | Heinz Fischer and his Post-Presidential Life

For Heinz Fischer, loving his country means caring about peacekeeping, education and reviving the lessons of history.Not many people know where to find him. Past the Portiere and through the courtyard, up the winding...
editors letter democracy

Editor’s Letter | Are we Losing Hope in Democracy? | February 2018

In theory, it’s a great idea. We all join in and decide who we’d like to govern us. We get the leadership we ask for. But recent elections see Europeans biting their nails at the same time...
editors letter nostalgia

Editor’s Letter | The Way Things Used to Be | December/January 2017

It was all so much simpler then. Back when we were innocent, when we treated each other with respect, communicated without smartphones and buildings were built to last. Sure it was. In memory, we merge reality with idealized...
maria großbauer

Melange | An Interview with Maria Großbauer, the Youngest-Ever Director of the Opera Ball

Maria Großbauer, Vienna’s youngest-ever Opera Ball director on sugarcoated memories, the importance of storytelling and why debutantes should wear their hair upOn the way to meet Maria Großbauer, the new director of the most...
vienna unfriendly

Opinion | Should the Viennese Really Take that Much Pride in Being Unfriendly?

No one can say Vienna is a sore loser. After Austrian media picked up the Expat Insider study’s City Index ranking Vienna the second least friendly city for expats, the “news” spread like wildfire.The...

Cash, Secrets & Nobility: Liechtenstein

How well do you know your neighbors? We looked into the Alpine Republic’s special relationship with each of themAh, the mountainous microstate sandwiched between Austria and Switzerland, the principality on the Rhine, the constitutional...
editors letter november 2017

Editor’s Letter | My People are Your People | November 2017

A true Wiener says things like, “my dad is Bohemian and my mom’s from Hungary, which makes me as Viennese as it gets!” In language, cuisine, culture and attitude, Vienna attributes its differentness (Wien...