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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Simon Ballam

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English, studied in NY and worked in London, Düsseldorf, NY, Fankfurt, Prague and Vienna. This covered stints in market research and the film industry, international advertising coordination and strategic planning. Currently business school lecturer and journalist.

International: OSCE Vienna – Soft Power At Work

Born in the chilliest era of the Cold War, Vienna's OSCE fosters common-sense cooperation between people of good will“What we do is soft power,” said Natacha Rajakovic, spokeswoman for the Office for Security and...

On the Menu: The Gourmet’s Who’s Who – Zum Schwarzen Kameel

Serving delicacies to discerning patrons since 1618, the Kameel is a gourmet temple and a place to see and be seenAt most top restaurants, the bar is a catchment area, but little more. Not...

Be My Guest: Chef Fuad Vojic – Giorgina

One of Vienna’s few accredited slow food chefs has a special recipe for the Lenten fast: Viennese snails with artichoke ravioliFuad Vojic has created a slow food oasis at Giorgina, just behind the Burgtheater;...
social banking

International: Is Social Banking Europe’s Future?

Banks have reacted to the post-2008 crisis climate in different ways. Some focus on squeaky clean ethical transparency, others on special programs to help poor peopleThere is nothing new in bank bashing: Post 2008...

February Agenda

Whatever Happened To The U5?The Vienna subway network is fast, safe, and clean – but something has been missing.  The lines are U1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 – but no U5. Now that...

On the Vine: Wagram / Kamptal

ON THE VINE guides you through our wine regions, wines and some of the growers behind them. This month we look at the Wagram region. This is the second in our series of day trips...

Grätzl: Servitenviertel – Saints and Sinners in the Neighborhood

The Servitenviertel is almost hidden, with countless side streets and cobblestones walks inviting you to a leisurely stroll. It’s almost impossible to rush anywhere here. Just off the Ring opposite the old Stock Exchange (Börse),...

On Display: Picturing the 20th Century

An exhibition of iconic photographs from the revolutionary camera that made them possible – the legendary LeicaThe sailor kissing a girl in Times Square, Che Guevara in heroic pose, Vietnamese children running screaming from...

Exhibition Review: Elitist Populism

Art pressed into the service of political persuasion is rarely convincing. This exhibition proves a point. The online blurb is refreshingly honest: POLITISCHER POPULISMUS, the striking title of the exhibition, leads you expect to a...
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