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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Dardis McNamee

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Dardis McNamee is the Publisher and Editor at Large of METROPOLE Vienna in English.
unplugging

Opinion | More Than Just Fresh air, the Mountains cut off Your Phone, but...

Summer in the mountains is a world apart: Here, the air is thick with smells of moist earth, acacia and wild honeysuckle. On a cloudless day, the light is clear and shimmering, the night...
Alois Mock

Opinion | Former Foreign Minister Alois Mock, Remembered for Cutting the “Iron Curtain”, Passes...

History is often remembered in an iconic photograph, and so it was when the Foreign Ministers of Austria, Alois Mock, and Hungary, Guyla Horn, met on June 27, 1989 on the border near Sopron,...
sebastian kurz

Opinion | Kurz the Boy Wonder

When Sebastian Kurz was asked to be State Secretary for Integration in 2011, he was 24 years old. It was a new position, and then-ÖVP party chairman Michael Spindelegger knew he was taking a...
womens clothing

Opinion | The Politics of Women’s Clothing on Beaches and Billboards

The politics of women’s clothing in advertising A double billboard fills the end wall of an apartment house just off the Karmelitermarkt in Vienna’s 2nd district, heralding the beginning of summer with luscious posters of...
European union

How the war the U.S. Entered 100 Years ago Gave Birth to Peace in...

The centennial of the Great War is the clearest argument for why the European Union mattersIn May 1917 – 100 years ago this month – the first U.S. troops arrived in Europe to support...
Elfriede Jelinek

Opinion | Why Elfriede Jelinek’s Trump Play Might Just Make Waves

While others may debate whether art is, or should be, political, Austrian Nobel laureate Elfriede Jelinek has never been in doubt. Through much of her work, she has portrayed the pathologies she saw in post-war...
farming

Opinion | Keeping Women on the Austrian Farm

To keep women on the land, things will have to change.One of the most successful programs in the history of ­Austrian television is a quirky dating show called Bauer sucht Frau (Farmer Seeks Wife),...
Kahlenberg

Opinion | What Lies Ahead for Café-Restaurant Cobenzl

Charm is an elusive quality, a mix of beauty, setting, an appeal to the heart. Something precious. Even in Vienna, it should never be taken for granted. Hence the fears over the fate of the...
brexit

Opinion | How Tony Blair is Trying to Save Britain From Itself

Calling ‘the pain large, the gain illusory,’ the former PM’s last-ditch effort to undo BrexitTony Blair has just given Britain another chance.  Speaking at an Open Britain event in central London February 17, he announced a...
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