Rory McCluckie

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Rory McCluckie is a freelance writer and editor from the U.K. A graduate of the University of Leeds, he currently resides in Vienna.
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How to…Take the Stage in Vienna

These tips will help you to channel your inner Anna Netrebko, Elfriede Jelinek, Christoph Waltz or Fred Astaire. Taking in a Zauberflöte at the Staatsoper or King Lear at the Burgtheater is the easy part. The real challenge for creative expats is finding a like-minded community in their adopted city and immersing themselves within it. […]
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The Belvedere in Bloom at the Botanical Garden

The University of Vienna’s green oasis enacts the history of the Empire in the splendor of flowers The first thing you notice is the air. Softer somehow and faintly perfumed, it’s as though you’ve stepped into a different atmosphere, busy with scent. Then come the sights. A parched cluster of imperious cacti stand opposite a […]
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On Stage: The Invisible Hand

A darkly relevant play about a clash of disparate cultures with more in common than first meets the eye.   With Vienna in a mood of high alert after the deadly Islamist attacks in Paris on November 13, and the violent sexual assaults on hundreds of German women by alcohol-fueled migrants at the Cologne Train […]
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Conspiring with the Unknown

Helga Nowotny takes on institutional science in her new book: The Cunning of Uncertainty Helga Nowotny is fascinated with uncertainty. Not with its risks, but with its possibilities. As a scholar and former president of the European Research Council (ERC), this has been her life-blood. We have “entered a phase in which uncertainty … is […]
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