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Binu Starnegg

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Manila born, Brooklyn bred and longtime resident of Vienna, Binu Starnegg is currently managing editor for Metropole. Photo: Visual Hub

10 Films you shouldn’t miss at the Viennale 2018

METROPOLE’s Top 10 Films at the Viennale! It's that time of the year again: Today, the Viennale kicks off, Austria's premier film festival! Featuring over 300 films from all over the world shown over 15...

On Screen: Hedy Lemarr’s Life Story in Bombshell

Bombshell recounts the life of Hedy Lamarr: Austrian émigré, Hollywood diva – and inventor. "Any girl can look glamorous, aLL she has to do is stand still and look stupid.” The opening quote of the documentary...
Destination Wedding

Winona Forever Single? ’90s Indie Icons Meet in Destination Wedding

Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder attempt to revive the classic romantic comedy in Destination Wedding The world around us might be constantly changing, but some things never go out of style. Case in point: Destination...

The Last Word: Aufpudeln

Verb. To get worked up; to make a mountain out of a molehill; to pump up one’s (probably) already over-inflated ego and exaggerate one’s importance; to make a big deal out of something rather...
The Cleaners

25,000 Split-Second Decisions a Day: The People Policing Facebook

The Cleaners shines a light on the shadowy world of online moderation. As the debate about the role of social media in the US presidential election and the Brexit referendum heats up, many people are...

The Last Word: Transdanubien

Noun. Lit. Transdanubia, a popular nickname for the two Viennese districts beyond the Danube, the 21st (Floridsdorf) and 22nd (Donaustadt). Generally only applied to areas within the city and its immediate surroundings, never to...

Last Word: Jause

Noun. A snack, or a (usually cold) meal served in between the standard breakfast, lunch and dinner, although coffee and cake also qualifies. Orig. from the Slovenian júžina (lunch, midday meal). The term “snack”...
clandestino bar vienna cocktail

Drink Like a Bandido at this Hidden-away Mexican Cocktail Bar

More Havana than Gatsby, Clandestino appeals far beyond its niche. Many have attributed Vienna’s consistently high quality-of-life rankings to factors like clean air, high culture and public transport. Why doesn’t anyone mention the city’s bars?...

Smoking now Mandatory in Austrian Bars & Restaurants

After rolling back the new law that would have prohibited smoking in restaurants and bars, Austria’s newly-minted conservative/right wing administration has decided to take refuge in audacity: Starting May 1st, smoking in Lokale will...
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