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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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

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; technology and trade have allowed for an unprecedented standard of living, yet only a select few have the means to fully enjoy it – everyone else c...
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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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The Caretakers Go About Their Business

The interim government of bureaucrats is giving Austria far more than its first female Chancellor
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From Canvas to Silver Screen

Julian Schnabel and Willem Dafoe bring the final years of Vincent van Gogh to life. Painting’s appeal is ethereal; the very best works move you, yet it’s difficult to pin down why. You can try analyzing techniques, perspective and optical theories – but for every rule there seem to be myriad exceptions, if not entire […]
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