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Kurt Bayer’s Top 5 Austrian Corruption Scandals

From the Finance Ministry to the World Bank and Transparency International, Economist Kurt Bayer sniffs out all kinds of corruption. Although sometimes, it just presents itself.

Star Designer Thomas Kirchgrabner Spills the Secrets of His and Lena Hoschek’s Success

The head of Lena Hoschek’s couture atelier, designer Thomas Kirchgrabner describes demanding clientele, recounts his rise in Austria’s fashion scene and how he met his boss.

For Love of the Game

At a gaming café outside Vienna, Monika Racek, the CEO of the Admiral Casinos and Entertainment AG talks addiction, legislation and why old ladies pla...

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 w...

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 ...

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 wher...

A Drink with Julian Wiehl, Editor-in-Chief of Vangardist Magazine

Julian Wiehl is the mind behind Vienna’s “progressive men’s magazine”, Vangardist, showcasing the savoir vivre of the gay community In 2015, Va...

How Hermann Hauser Gets Lucky in Deep Tech

We spoke to the Austrian-born serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist Hermann Hauser about betting on the market, reading a team and digging into...

Oliver Rathkolb | The Historian and the Intelligence Paradox

We met with Cold War expert Oliver Rathkolb to talk about the city’s spy-filled past and how it’s impossible to keep a secret in Vienna It’s ha...

Norbert Kettner | Ambassador to Vienna’s Vacationists

The general manager of the Vienna Tourist Board, Norbert Kettner, shared his plans for “reputation management” and coined our new favorite phrase: L...

Herrmann Nitsch | Life Lessons from an Anarchist

The controversial performance artist Hermann Nitsch invited us to visit in Prinzendorf to discuss art, nature, death and wine “In art you don’t h...

Buse Özgöde | AIESEC’s Do-Gooder

Vice President of the Austrian National Board at AIESEC, Buse Özgöde tells us how international education changed her perspective – and the directio...

Sharon Booth | Dancer, Reloaded

We met Sharon Booth, an inpirational Canadian-born, Juilliard-educated dancer who found her way to Vienna, now teaching contemporary dance at the Staa...

Stephan Sicars | An Aficionado with a Cause

We met Stephan Sicars, Director of the Environmental Branch of UNIDO, at Café Wortner, an old-school coffee house on a cobblestone corner of the 4th d...
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