Ryan Powell

Ryan is a journalist and digital product manager, currently managing products and projects for Metropole. He oversees corporate publishing projects, product development, hosts a video show now and again, and writes as often as time allows!

Anne Applebaum’s Twilight of Democracy Describes the Appeal of Authoritarianism

Anne Applebaum introduces us to the elites responsible for democratic backsliding in her new book, Twilight of Democracy.
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The Black Box of Media Funding in Austria

Print media received unprecedented public advertising during the pandemic, but a lack of transparency raises questions about how taxpayers’ money is being spent.

Word of the Week: sekkieren [sɛɡiːɐ̯n̩]

To bother, pester or annoy someone. So the implication is that you are desiccating someone, making them itchy and irritable like dry skin with literally “withering” remarks.

Word of the Week: sudern [ˈzuːdɐn]

To complain, bitch, moan or grumble. And someone who frequently engages in such pessimistic ramblings is called a Suderant. Origin most likely from sieden (to simmer), the implication being that instead of an outburst, anger simmers steadily beneath the surface, never boiling over.

LGBTQ+ Support Groups in Vienna

It is important to know you are not alone. The following are a list of groups, organizations, regular meetings and communities that support LGBTI+ in...

Word of the Week: deppert [ˈdɛpɐt]

Verb. To march arduously, to slog, plod or trudge; can also mean to limp and, by extension, to strut (comparable to “pimp walk”).

6 Home Office Hacks for Productivity & Personal Health

Working in your pajamas sounds dreamy, but remote work presents clear changes: You save time commuting, but lose time with colleagues; shutting off from work becomes more difficult, yet you’re more susceptible to distractions, especially in the time of Corona.