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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Binu Starnegg

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

Opinion | Setting the Tone – Is Right-Wing Populism in Retreat in Europe?

A collective sigh of relief across Europe: With Norbert Hofer and Geert Wilders defeated at the polls, right-wing, anti-European populism appears to be in retreat – at least for now. There’s even talk of a...
The Young Karl Marx

August Diehl Impresses as The Young Karl Marx

The Young Karl Marx takes the earliest days of the labor movement out of the textbooks At first glance, an origin story of Socialism doesn’t seem an obvious choice for an engaging film. Unlike the...

Last Word | Pragmatisierung | March 2017

To be truly integrated in Vienna there are certain terms no dictionary or Deutschkurs will properly explainBut you’re no stranger, so here’s this month’s cheat sheet:   PRAGMATISIERUNG  A practice commonly associated with Austrian government employees denoting...
Coffee houses in Vienna

Opinion | The Melange Mentality

When Starbucks came to Vienna some 15 years ago – opening 21 shops in prime locations – many Viennese braced themselves for the graceless world of American consumerism. They need not have feared Within a...

Indignation: Growing Pains Philip Roth Style

First-time director James Schamus brings Philip Roth's novel Indignation to the screenBeing an outsider is never easy – especially when you’re too clever by half. And perhaps harder still in 1950s Ohio, the setting of...
florence foster jenkins

Tone Deft – Florence Foster Jenkins

Mediocre amateurs are legion – but not many have fans throughout generations, including Cole Porter and David BowieLong celebrated as the “world’s worst singer,” Florence Foster Jenkins was a soprano of such outrageous inability...
Christmas Carol

Open House Theatre: A Christmas Carol

The ghosts of Christmas past, present and future descend upon Vienna with the Open House TheatreNow in its 32nd consecutive year since it was performed in Vienna by the International Theatre in 1984, the...
khm clubbing

Culture Club at KHM

Booming bass and flowing drinks aim to dust off the image of a venerable institutionSome 125 years after opening to the public, the Kunsthistorisches Museum (the museum of art history, or KHM for short)...

On Screen: Metropole’s Top Ten Viennale Picks

Let Metropole help you choose the right course in the Viennale film feastWith 300 features, shorts and documentaries shown over a mere two weeks, the Viennale International Film Festival is a veritable cinematic buffet....