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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Simon Ballam

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English, studied in NY and worked in London, Düsseldorf, NY, Fankfurt, Prague and Vienna. This covered stints in market research and the film industry, international advertising coordination and strategic planning. Currently business school lecturer and journalist.

February Agenda

Whatever Happened To The U5?The Vienna subway network is fast, safe, and clean – but something has been missing.  The lines are U1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 – but no U5. Now that...

On the Vine: Wagram / Kamptal

ON THE VINE guides you through our wine regions, wines and some of the growers behind them. This month we look at the Wagram region. This is the second in our series of day trips...

Grätzl: Servitenviertel – Saints and Sinners in the Neighborhood

The Servitenviertel is almost hidden, with countless side streets and cobblestones walks inviting you to a leisurely stroll. It’s almost impossible to rush anywhere here. Just off the Ring opposite the old Stock Exchange (Börse),...

On Display: Picturing the 20th Century

An exhibition of iconic photographs from the revolutionary camera that made them possible – the legendary LeicaThe sailor kissing a girl in Times Square, Che Guevara in heroic pose, Vietnamese children running screaming from...

Exhibition Review: Elitist Populism

Art pressed into the service of political persuasion is rarely convincing. This exhibition proves a point. The online blurb is refreshingly honest: POLITISCHER POPULISMUS, the striking title of the exhibition, leads you expect to a...
Wines

On the Vine: Burgenland – A Thousand Wines a Day

It’s one of the miracles of Vienna – most of Austria’s greatest wines grow right nearby. ON THE VINE will guide you through our wine regions, wines and some of the growers behind them. Burgenland...

Art for Arms

From antiquity to today, looting art for the black market remains big businessThere is nothing new about plundering antiquities for money. In 1869 the Ottoman rulers criminalized the unauthorized export of cultural treasures from...

Be My Guest: Chef Denis König

Chef Denis König of Le Salzgries: The brasserie reloaded – a French treat for your special guestsDenis König came to Vienna to study structural engineering, but (luckily for us) he opted for the culinary...

On the Menu: Gustl Kocht – The New fusion

With Pierogis for Grown-ups and a Kindergarten with French Fries, this is a neo-classical Wiener café with a special heart for children.Neo classical café – what´s that? A café trying to upgrade itself to...
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