Binu Starnegg

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Manila born, Brooklyn bred and a longtime resident of Vienna, Binu Starnegg is currently managing editor for Metropole, where he completes myriad tasks with style and aplomb. Photo: Visual Hub
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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Empress Elisabeth “Sissi” of Austria

Better known by her nickname “Sissi,” she has captured the hearts of the public ever since she was immortalized by actress Romy Schneider in a trilogy of 1950s romantic comedies.
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Karlsplatz | Vienna’s Beating Heart

Vienna’s historic and spiritual city center may be Stephansplatz, but its actual pulsating heart is Karlsplatz.
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Metropole’s 10 Films You Shouldn’t Miss at the Viennale 2019

Drawing over 93,000 cinephiles over two weeks, the Viennale remains Austria’s premier film festival with over 300 features, documentaries and shorts.
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Class Act | Parasite Hits Theaters

Update: At the Academy Awards 2020 "Parasite" got the Oscars for Best Picture, Directing, International Film Feature Film and Writing. Enjoy our review from October 2019.It was the best of times, ...
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Quadrilingual Play | On Stage, “Birds” Takes Flight

Vögel at the Akademietheater explores guilt and identity against the backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Opening the Castle Gates

With high culture such an integral part of the Austrian identity, there are few positions as coveted and prestigious as director of Vienna’s Burgtheater, the country’s premier stage. One of the oldest and largest theaters in Europe, it has been considered a “national theater” akin to the ComĂ©die-Française ever since Emperor Joseph II elevated its […]
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Park Life

This summer, Kleinod Stadtgarten could be the ideal place to see and be seen.
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Heart Stew

The movie "Ramen Shop" celebrates food and family – emphasis on the food.

The Eagle Soars

50 years later, the documentary Apollo 11 takes you to the moon with newly discovered footage.
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