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Saturday, January 19, 2019

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
St. Patrick's Day in Vienna

5 Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Vienna

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A frozen Donau

When the Danube Freezes Over… Skate on it!

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big data

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Akademikerball Protest

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Planned Protests Against the FPÖ's Akademikerball in Vienna on Jan 26, 2018 | Police Mobilize in Large Numbers | Many City Streets to be Closed off Vienna’s “Akademikerball” has been under the patronage/protection of the...

Whose Luxury is it Anyway?

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The Mourning after

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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 feast The 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,...

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