My grandfather, the spy / The Forecast
A tale of hushed conversations, subversive politics and the potential threat of student revolts.
I meet a Viennese restaurateur fighting against convention while simultaneously supporting younger entrepreneurs.
Vienna abolishes "amusement tax" / Monocle 24
Vienna’s city hall has levied a tax on public entertainment since the early 1960s but as of January 1, 2017, it is no more. Here's my report.
The Enzi bench / Monocle 24
The story of a piece of street furniture that has become a contemporary design symbol of the Austrian capital.
Moscow's disappearing architecture / Monocle 24
Moscow is hard to imagine without its ubiquitous kiosks, but their number may be up as City Hall clamps down on "illegally built structures".