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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Jennifer Cornick

Jennifer Cornick is a contributor to METROPOLE and avid reader. When she isn't writing, she can be found in Vienna's English bookstores.
west side story

Tension and Tragedy – West Side Story 

The deadly rivalry between the Sharks and the Jets ignites once again, as an international cast takes the stage celebrating Jerome Robbins’ legacy The first measures of Leonard Bernstein’s jazz prologue start slowly, a melodic...

Books | Pirouettes and Politics

Two centuries of scandal, intrigue and dancing in Russia are masterfully handled in Simon Morrison’s Bolshoi Confidential In 2013, the headlines about the Bolshoi Ballet were less about the perfect execution of athletic feats and...
sarah morris

Sarah Morris. Falls Never Breaks

Visual artist Sarah Morris’ solo exhibition focuses on her cinematographic work No stranger to the weird of the everyday, painter and filmmaker Sarah Morris is known for filming evocative cityscapes, capturing the glamour of Hollywood...
color woodcut

The Color Woodcut in Vienna Around 1900

How the Vienna Secession revived an archaic technique – in brilliant color Exploring a lesser-known chapter of the storied Secession, Vienna’s fin de siècle aesthetic reformers, the Albertina is presenting roughly 100 color woodcuts, including works...

Have a Glimps Behind a Writer’s Daily Grind: The Quiet Life of Paterson

Jim Jarmusch’s ode to the everyday is nostalgic, delightful and poetic An unabashed celebration of the quiet life, Paterson is Jim Jarmusch’s latest shot at an ephemeral film about nothing – but deliciously so. Paterson...
I, Daniel Blake

I, Daniel Blake, and the Welfare Bureaucracy

British director Ken Loach takes on the welfare bureaucracy After rumors of retiring, director and social activist Ken Loach, the master of kitchen sink realism, instead transfixed audiences by winning his second Palme d’Or at Cannes...
Elizabeth Greenwood

Books | Mortality Tales – Elizabeth Greenwood’s “Playing Dead”

Enjoy the true stories in Elizabeth Greenwood’s Playing Dead, but don’t expect deep insights It all began with a conversation about student loans. Like many recent graduates, American author Elizabeth Greenwood was wondering how to...

Fesch’Markt Co-Founders Katrin Hofmann & Barbara Daxböck Talk About Design in Austria

The Fesch’Markt co-founders have given Austrian designers and artists a platform to hock their wares to the hungry hipster market What gave you the idea to make a large event like Fesch’Markt? Katrin had travelled to...

Books | A Family Affair

Barry G. Gale brings high-brow rigor to a low-brow subject in Love in Vienna: The Sigmund Freud - Minna Bernays Affair As Barry G. Gale admits in a vital passage in Love in Vienna, “Affairs...