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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Roxanne Powell

Roxanne Powell is a Franco-British hybrid who moved to Vienna in 2006. She studied history, modern languages, linguistics and literature, before a Ph.D. in political science at the LSE. She was a regular contributor at The Vienna Review. Her interests include journalism, poetry, fiction, music, dance, the Alpine outdoors, science, slow food, the arts, architecture and fashion.

150 Years Old But Still A Wonder

15 things you didn’t know about the Ringstraβe project As envisioned by Emperor Franz Joseph, then a mere twenty-seven, Vienna’s Ringstraße encircles the city’s historical heart. It’s much more than a grand avenue, whose tree-lined...

Book Review: Art Against the Odds

Peter Vergo’s re-issued "Art in Vienna, 1898-1918," recounts the fitful birth of the ModernIn conservative Vienna of the 1890s, culture had ossified, while the world around it was being reinvented through industry and scientific...

Book Review: Storming the Eagle’s Nest

A chronicle of Hitler’s war in the Alpine borderlandsAs Europe’s map was redrawn at Potsdam in 1945, Austria was again separated from Germany, and the Alpine regions regained their pre-war borders. As much as...

Ring Around the City: How a Circular Boulevard Changed Vienna

This year is the 150th anniversary of our city’s main thoroughfare. After replacing the 13th-century walls, its palatial majesty transformed Vienna from a cramped fortress into a sophisticated capital of European power."Vienna must become...