In Éric Vuillard’s award-winning historical novel The Order of the Day, an absurd and tragic encounter seals Austria’s fate   The hour grows late and Austria’s dictatorial Chancellor Kurt Schuschnigg arrives at the Eagle’s Nest, Adolf Hitler’s mountaintop retreat high above Berchtesgaden. It is February 12, 1938, and in a month’s time, German troops will […]
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Robert Menasse’s award-winning The Capital is a dark but affectionate satire on the European idea Robert Menasse has long been preoccupied with the implications of historical crisis for social cohesion. A provocative yet eloquent critic of the Austrian political and socio-cultural scene, his novels are both polemical and progressive, solidly constructed and peopled by empathically […]
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Christophe Slagmuylder, the new artistic director of the Wiener Festwochen,  presents his first program    In an arts-obsessed city like Vienna, the Wiener  Festwochen,  the city’s premier cultural festival,  carries  a lot of weight – something that its  new head and artistic director, Christophe  Slagmuylder, is quite aware of. When asked what the Festwochen, which have […]
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Vienna’s female artists get some long overdue time in the limelight at the Lower Belvedere  Three women gaze down from the wall: One in a red dress with short, dark brown hair sipping a glass of red wine, another in a long, free-flowing dress and the final one holding a bouquet of pink flowers with […]
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There’s so much good television available to stream these days, to say nothing of the films. As the holidays roll in, quirky, dark children’s classics, Mexican demon hunters and alleged Russian royals entice you to stay in. A Series of Unf...
In the lead-up to International Women’s Day, the Vienna International Women’s Film Festival once again presents an eclectic selection. Drawing attention to accomplished filmmakers since 2004, the FrauenFilmTage takes pride in showcasing female t...
The MAK honors Koloman Moser influential and abundant body of work "Koloman Moser UniversalkĂĽnstler" proclaims the publicity by the Museum of Applied Arts (MAK) for their current exhibition; whether the boyish-looking designer saw himself as such,...
The holiday season may be over, but winter is not – so bundle up on the sofa! There’s a mix of great shows and movies coming up. SITCOM Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Directed by comedian Tina Fey, the fourth and final season of Kimmy Schmidt’s misad...
Annie Baker’s “The Flick” puts the mundane into the spotlight Growing up is never easy, as anyone who has ever done so can attest. Most of us have resorted to lowering our expectations, or clinging to the vestiges of adolescence as long as possibl...
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