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Wednesday, January 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
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Get Down and Keep it fly at Swingtime

Swingtime adds a touch of class to the after work sceneThe timing may vary but, at some point, city dwellers invariably have the same epiphany: The club scene is boring. The epileptic strobe lights,...
The Party

Sally Potter’s The Party Offers a Different Look at British High-Society’s Champagne Socialists

Devious, hilarious and insightful, The Party tears into the contemporary British intelligentsiaThe utter haplessness of the political left is one of today’s great unsolved mysteries, with legions of pundits wondering what happened to the...
Dinosaur Jr.

The 90’s Alternative Rock Band, Dinosaur Jr. Will be Playing in Vienna on July...

The American alternative rock band legends crash into Vienna supporting their latest albumWhen it comes to late 20th century rock, Dinosaur Jr. and their influence cannot be understated. Since 1984, their back-to-the-roots garage band...
Hatschen

Last Word | July/August 2017 | Hatschen

To be truly integrated in Vienna there are certain terms no dictionary or Deutschkurs will properly explain. But you’re no stranger, so here’s this month’s cheat sheet.  HATSCHEN   verb to march arduously, to slog, plod or...
gspusi

Last Word | June 2017 | Gspusi

To be truly integrated in Vienna there are certain terms no dictionary or Deutschkurs will properly explain. But you’re no stranger, so here’s this month’s cheat sheet  GSPUSI  Colloquial Viennese for a casual, informal liaison; sometimes used...
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Grätzl | Vienna’s Legendary Open-Air Market, the Naschmarkt

Or how a culinary melting pot became the city's favorite Bobo BazaarEven in staunchly nostalgic Vienna, neighborhoods change. The Naschmarkt is a prime example: Wedged between the left and right Wienzeiles between Kettenbrückengasse and...
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Last Word | May 2017 | Nervenkitzel

To be truly integrated in Vienna there are certain terms no dictionary or Deutschkurs will properly explain.But you’re no stranger, so here’s this month’s cheat sheet:   NERVENKITZEL   lit. “nerve tickle”; an informal German expression denoting the...
Hell or High Water

Why we Loved Hell or High Water, a Western for the Great Recession at...

A worthy entry to the genre, David Mackenzie's gun-slinging villains are unforgettably epicAmerica loves its underdogs. Deeply ingrained in the national psyche, the archetype is a mainstay, offering social commentary as the heroes fight...
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Free Lunch Society Documentary Makes a Case for Unconditional Basic Income

No Such Thing? The Free Lunch Society begs to differ.Receiving public funds simply for existing may seem like sci-fi, but the idea of an unconditional basic income has been gathering steam, culminating last year...
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