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Monday, April 23, 2018
The Korean-American comedian is bringing her shameless stage style to town."I have come to murder your ignorance,” Margaret Cho bursts into a laugh. The ruthless stand-up comedian will be kicking off the European leg of her Psycho Tour in Vienna. Her humor is sharp, dark and unapologetic. “Ignorance, violence, rape, homophobia, everything that we’re seeing killing people, I want...
Pawn Sacrifice revisits one of the most unlikely proxy battlefields in America’s fight against the Soviets: the chessboardAt the height of the Cold War, a poor kid from Brooklyn dreams of being best in the world, beating the Russians and winning it for the U.S.A. He trains daily,  becoming arrogant as he obliterates rivals. After getting whipped by the...
Benjamin Britten’s take on Shakespeare’s seminal comedy comes to life in a brand new production.English may not be nearly as popular as Italian, German or French in the world of opera, but there are more productions than most assume. Fortunately, the Theater an der Wien has sought to emphasize that, offering a brand new production of Benjamin Britten’s A...
Biennale
The Vienna Biennale explores the disruptions and innovations affecting the world of work as we know itTo live and work with robots is not a science fiction scenario anymore: The future has arrived. Automation, digital technologies, artificial intelligence and robots are rapidly changing the world of work and the essential nature of it. Not one to shy from tough...
Viennale Blog - Part II: The Magic of the Very Big ScreenAs show time approaches, the lobby of the Gartenbau is a sizzle of excitement, the buzz of a beer hall, as professors and punks, the curious and the curiosities, mingle at the standing tables, a flurry of bright stockings, business suits, baggy hats and basic black. The chime...
rigor mortis
Richard Harris’ book Rigor Mortis inspires scientific soul-searching.Let’s start out addressing the elephant in the room: There are a lot of scientific studies that are just not reproducible, period. It’s not about one lab, or one theory, or one field.Everyone in science is affected by what has been called the “reproducibility crisis.” Drug development is slowing down. Major initiatives...
book review janek wassermann vienna
Janek Wasserman takes a closer look at conservative discontent in Red Vienna during the interwar periodIt is the victors who write the history, Winston Churchill once said. In his case, of course, he wrote it himself, in six legendary volumes that established the importance of Britain’s role in winning World War II. And while certainly selective, even prejudicial, it...
Moonlight
Barry Jenkins’ Oscar winner - Moonlight - tackles contemporary issues, captivating critics and festival audiencesA semi-autobiographical cinematic memoir, Moonlight tells of poverty, prejudice and drug abuse in bustling Miami by following young Chiron, as he tries to reach adulthood. Battling harsh emotional conditions in a hostile environment, Chiron is played by several actors as the character ages and deals with...
Blue Bird Festival
The Vienna Songwriting Association puts indie music on center stageGiving artists the chance to wow an audience hungry for newcomers, the Blue Bird Festival beckons with an eclectic line-up of rock, folk, blues, electric and country, showcasing the versatility of contemporary folk and singer/songwriting.Organized by the not-for-profit Vienna Songwriting Association, the three-day festival is now in its 12th edition,...
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