Margaret Childs

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Margaret (Maggie) Childs is the CEO and Publisher of METROPOLE. Originally from New York, Vienna has been her home since high school. She is known for non-stop enthusiasm, talking too fast, inhaling coffee and being a board member of AustrianStartups, where she helps entrepreneurs internationalize. Follow her on Instagram and twitter @mtmchilds.

Martin Foussek & Thomas Niss of Own Austria are Making 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

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 ...

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 bike rides through the Prater were replaced with frenzied dog walks and many repetitions of the words “Sitz!” “Fuss!” and “Aus!” […]
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Publisher’s Letter | A River Runs Through It

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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 first glimpse of real Genu...

Sohyi Kim | When Kim Isn’t Cooking

Vienna’s legendary chef Sohyi Kim about learning on the job, never being satisfied and why she can’t stand salmon. When guests go to Sohyi Kim’s restaurants, they go to visit her. Every place she’s ever run – that’s 13 restaurants in 21 years since she’s been in Vienna – has had an open kitchen. After […]
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