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Thursday, May 17, 2018

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

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”...
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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...

Much Ado About Sex, Drugs and Glam Rock Pirates

The Volkstheater descends into rockstar territory in Much Ado About Nothing.While the works of William Shakespeare are often considered timeless, that hasn’t kept people from trying to keep them relevant. The latest to do so is the Volkstheater,...

Off-Broadway Hit “Guards at the Taj” arrives in Vienna

The Vienna Theatre Project produces Rajiv Joseph’s off-Broadway hit.Once again proving their knack for bringing contemporary English-language theater to the city, Joanna Godwin-Seidl’s Vienna Theatre Project adds another continental European premier to its list: Guards at the Taj, by the...
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Ever Wondered how a Film Score is Composed? This Documentary is for you

Score gives a rundown on the history, impact and craft of composing film music.Film soundtracks and their composers wield subtle power: Ideally, their work remains unobtrusive, enhancing a scene while never overshadowing it. But...
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Grätzl | Stadtpark: Central Perk

For all the rolling Prater meadows and vineyards in the Vienna Woods, green space in the city center is in short supply – were it not for the Stadtpark (city park), popular as ever...
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Baby Boomers Revolt in The Leisure Seeker

A bittersweet reflection on old age, held afloat by stellar performances.We’re not getting any younger, as the saying goes, and for die-hard baby boomers reaching post-retirement, that is a hard pill to swallow. In...
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Metropole Bedtime Stories | The Steffl’s North Tower and Hans Puchsbaum’s Pact with the...

Vienna’s origins date back to Roman times (perhaps longer) and over the centuries, the city has accumulated plenty of legends. They deal with classic themes like jealousy, revenge, intrigue, lust, and – as is...
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