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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Michael Bernstein

American expat Michael Bernstein moved to Vienna in 2001, abandoning his previous career in arts administration. He is now a freelance writer, editor, translator and Internet Marketing consultant. He was a regular contributor to inventures.eu — an E-zine about the Austrian/CEE startup scene — and was Lead Editor for its 2015 Ventures Almanach. Photo: Visual Hub
The Mourning after

The Mourning After

Somehow, a rift erupted in the space-time continuum last night. I awoke this morning in a parallel universe in which the world had gone completely mad.As I put my 12-year-old daughter to bed last...
Martinigansl at Gasthaus Wild

Geese go to Eleven – Gasthaus Wild

At Gasthaus Wild, the Austrian custom of roast goose for St. Martin’s is a veritable feastThe annual celebration of St. Martin’s Day (Nov 11) originated in Tours, France, and spread throughout the European Catholic...
Bard's Reign

A Bard’s Reign’s a-Gonna Gall

Recently, an aging American celebrity with implausibly dyed hair has caused bitter discord between his avid supporters and those who are repulsed by his undecipherable utterances (and even the sound of his voice). No,...

Vienna in 200 Seconds: Pitch the City Video Awards

€10,000 in prizes awarded to the top three video shorts about Vienna Last June, when the Vienna Business Agency (Wirtschaftsagentur Wien) put out a call for entries for its video contest "200 Seconds Vienna –...

WIN-WIN-WIN!!! Election History Quiz

Do the slogans and quips from U.S. elections stand up to the test of time? Test your meme-ory!This election has seen its fill of wacky catchphrases: from “Build the Wall!” to “Basket of Deplorables,”...

Just (hold your nose and) Do It!

The U.S. presidential election is nigh. Many American citizens living abroad are scrambling to get their absentee ballots and mail them on time. But is it worth the price of postage?When I was assigned...

From Lab Coats to Pinstripes

Academia and business don’t mix? A group of Austrians set out to bridge the gap, and business is booming Great ideas are born in the laboratories, classrooms and think tanks of Austria’s educational institutions. Many, however,...
expat vote

The Power of the Expat Vote

For American citizens overseas, doing your civic duty is easier than you think: Cast an absentee ballot!The impact of absentee voting was made abundantly clear in at least one national election. One party’s candidate...
cooperative city

The Cooperative City

Smart cities need smart citizens. A growing movement of initiatives and startups, harnessing social media and using top-notch technology, aims to give city residents a voice at City HallTechnology entrepreneurs don’t normally have much...