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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 @mtmchildsPhoto: Michèle Pauty
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...
Liechtenstein

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...
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Melange | An Interview with Founder and Head of Stella Models, Roberta Manganelli

Roberta Manganelli, founder and head of Stella Models talks about Vienna’s 70s flair, the art/fashion balance and how being Italian in Austria helped her get aheadHer son was born in Vienna and calls himself...
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Opinion | Are you Voting on Sunday? I won’t be.

I won’t be voting in the Austrian election. In fact, I never have.A few months ago, a media colleague asked if I had thought of entering politics. “In Austria?” I asked. “Yeah, I think...
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Melange | Why City Council Renate Brauner Doesn’t Believe in the American Dream

Executive City Councillor Renate Brauner on living well, quotas for women, and why the American dream is nonsensePeople notice when she walks into a room. Something in the combination of her warm demeanor, calm...
editors letter good life vienna

Editor’s Letter | Do you Know What Eudaimonia Means? | October 2017

When Aristotle taught the concept of The Good Life, he called it Eudaimonia, meaning the kind of life one would like to live, or simply, happiness. Some experts say a more apt translation is...
digital humansim

Melange | Christoph Thun-Hohenstein on Design for the Neo-Biedermeier age

MAK director Christoph Thun-Hohenstein on the resonance of objects, digital humanism and how we can design our way out of the singularityEvery day, as the sun rises over the rooftops of the Ringstrasse, the...
Design

Editor’s Letter | The Beef Between Art and Design | September 2017

Art and design are at the center of a semantic battle. Design can serve the purpose of making things attractive, easy to use, evocative, or simply functional. But unlike fine art, with design, there’s...
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