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.

Otto Jaus | 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.
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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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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 elephantArriving 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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