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Habsburg Empire Pieter Judson
A myth-busting new history of the Habsburg Empire by Pieter M. Judson gives valuable insights on nationalism and identity in Central EuropeIn June 1911, over four and a half million citizens of the Austro-Hungarian Empire went to the polling stations to elect a new parliament. People from Bukowina to Vorarlberg, from Trieste to Prague were keen to decide their...
When you ask for a list of books set in Vienna, Graham Green's The Third Man will likely be the first one people suggest. Granted, Green's screenplay, and subsequent film, remain essential to cinema history, The Third Man doesn't officially qualify as a novel (it's officially considered a novella.) But, don't despair, there's a lengthy list of novels that...
After 18 years, the Canadian-American singer-songwriter is still going strongKnown for his characteristic, warm voice, a complex, ever-changing style and frequent switching from guitar to piano, singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright has been performing his own songs to critical acclaim since his ­eponymous 1998 debut album. In recent years, his music has expanded from his indie roots, releasing his first opera...
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Award-winning Viennese writer Robert Seethaler's bestselling novel, The Tobacconist, tackles coming of age on the eve of war and shows a sentimental side of Freud.Robert Seethaler didn’t plan to become a novelist. An established character actor on stage and screen (most recently opposite Rachel Weisz in Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth), he began writing novels while studying for a degree in...
The Let’s CEE Film Festival returns with the very best from Central and Eastern Europe, Turkey and the Caucasus.Just six years old and already an institution, the Let’s CEE lm festival is dedicated to motion pictures from central and eastern Europe and as far afield as the Caucasus. And while the organizers have been hit hard by budget cuts,...
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Doing business with people from different cultural backgrounds can be tricky. Understanding them is the first step to making it workThere is an old adage that the British and Americans are two peoples separated by a common language: When the British “table a discussion,” they bring it up for consideration. When the Americans “table” one, they put it aside...
Long Day's Journey into Night
Family relations are tested to the breaking point in the Burgtheater’s rendition of Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day's Journey into NightA house divided cannot stand. That much is clear from the Burgtheater’s surtitled production of Eugene O’Neill’s Eines Langen Tages Reise in die Nacht (Long Day’s Journey into Night). Directed by Andrea Breth, the roughly 3.5 hour-long production stays close...
With a fascinating cast of characters, Philipp Blom’s engaging history of  the inter-war years stages the glories and agonies of these troubled times. The legacy of World War I was one of disillusionment, even betrayal: Four empires were destroyed and Europe’s economy devastated, the creative energy, pride and optimism that had come with technological progress came to a grinding halt. ...
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