Andrew Standen-Raz

Following studies in Anthropology at UCL, Film at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and Law at Loyola, Andrew worked for Miramax Films, 20th Century Fox Studios, and won two awards as a public relations counsel at Ruder Finn. After seeing the US political system from the inside while working for the VOA at a Democratic & a Republican political convention, Andrew returned to Europe to make documentary films, including "Vinyl: Tales from the Vienna Underground", which premiered at Karlovy Vary. He is currently curating for a film festival, developing new film projects, and developing an organic food app

Take Two Quavers…

… and call me in the morning. Can neuroscience prove that music soothes some of our biggest ailments?
To access this content, join the community or log in with your existing account.

F for Film

The 56th Viennale promises a more international direction under its first female headIn 1991, Philippe Petit, infamous for tightrope walking betwe...

Revealing Spaces

At the Architekturzentrum Wien, the exhibits are just the tip of the iceberg.If you can’t make it to Kannikegården this month to see Lundgaard &...

The Sociable City

Conversations with Viennese architects reveal the secrets to creating a liveable city.“Everything is Architecture,” wrote the Pritzker prize-win...

How to Get Involved in Politics in Austria

How do you make your voice heard in a country that is not entirely your own?Politics often seems like a cross between a telenovela and a car c...

The Good Life is as Easy to Define as Love or Justice

Why Vienna tops the rankings of the world’s most livable cities is about attitude as much as anythingFor the mild-mannered “Zettlpoet” H...

Why you Should go to Vienna Design Week

Vienna's Design Week is a feast of ideas that reveal the many ways design enhances our livesGiven any traveler’s willingness to pay for charm, i...

How the Wiener Festwochen are Breaking all the Rules in 2017

The Wiener Festwochen push the envelope with a new co-director setting the toneBeing voted “most-livable” city can be a double-edged sword. Ever...

Austrians Promote Social Entrepreneurship in Africa

Two Austrian-led organizations ask whether social entrepreneurs in Africa can combat the world’s “wicked problems” any better than development NGOs ...

Franz Grillparzer’s Medea

The Volkstheater tackles the original woman scorned in Franz Grillparzer’s MedeaHow do you create empathy for a mother who murders her children?...

Nadiv Molcho’s First Feature Film, The History of Now

Nadiv Molcho – the young actor, director and member of the NENI clan – is used to defying naysayers. His first feature film is The History of Now...

The Undeclared Economy

How does Austria deal with Europe’s estimated €1 trillion shadow economy of black-market crime, petty tax evasion and corporate profit shifting?...

Opinion | The Luxury of Home

When the chips are down, how does a top-rated city give shelter to those who have lost everything? Recessions remind us that home is a luxury, the li...

A War of Words – Molière’s Misanthrope

The archetypal angry middle-aged male splutters to life in Molière’s Der Menschenfeind (The Misanthrope)Our current love affair with the instant...

Beautiful Minds

If our education decides our future, what happens to upward mobility and equal opportunity?A democracy depends on citizens knowing what they are v...

Business & Career: We Are What We Eat

As industrial farming comes under attack, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) hopes to change the gameRevolution is the new black. Every pilla...

On Tonight: Pratersauna – In Nomine Party

The prominent Pratersauna nightclub reopens after renovationThe rumor mill was abuzz: Last month, Martin Ho, the Dots Group entrepreneur, se...

How to…be a Data-Savvy Spy

Fear of Big-Data snoops sifting through your chat history, photo streams, and following your private trips across town?Greta Garbo understood ab...

Grätzl: Weißgerberviertel – Art on the Riverside

My Home is My Grätzl This month: the Weißgerberviertel in Vienna's 3rd districtOne sunny weekend in February, I set off with two friends to exp...

Cover Story: Private Lives

From the internet to the bedroom, Austrians care about – and protect – the personal sphere. It’s a cultural thing.On a cold, grey day in January...

Scenes of Vienna: Politics Killed the Radio Star

Citizens and celebrities gather at the ORF Radiokulturhaus to mourn and protest the passing of an era.Early in Spring, Das Ohr, the four-meter h...

Business & Career: Behind the Gallery Walls

In staging their signature shows, Vienna’s art exhibitors navigate an opaque world filled with secretive collectors, oligarchs and layers of fancy law...

Profiles: The Artist is Present

The importance of art depends on what society makes of it. Four pillars of Vienna’s art scene told us how they – a museum director, a curator, a galle...

Scenes of Vienna: Boarding the Train of Hope

“Three people in one room want to commit suicide? Stay cool.” What keeps everyone going is the sense of humanity.You sense the Train of Hope cam...
close-link