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Vienna
Saturday, January 19, 2019
The city’s monster festival offers a little something for everyone Drawing a staggering 3.3 million over three days last year, Donauinselfest, the largest free festival in Europe has come a long way from its origins as an  unexpectedly successful "cultural spring festival" thrown by a SPÖ (Social Democratic Party of Austria) district branch on the nearly-completed island in 1983. Still organized...
nocturnal animals
Tom Ford’s second film is slick and stylized like Italian leather After making waves with his debut A Single Man, fashion designer-turned-film director Tom Ford follows up with a neo-noir psycho thriller. Based on a novel by Austin Wright, Nocturnal Animals delves into the relationship of Susan Morrow (Amy Adams) and Edward Sheffield (Jake Gyllenhaal), a divorced couple estranged for...
heidi horten
The Heidi Horten Collection at the Leopold Museum spins recent art history into an aesthetic narrative. Imagine a greatest hits collection of 20th century Western art, hung in a way that exposes commonalities across genres and deviations within individual artist’s outputs. Now imagine doing all of that in half an afternoon. That, essentially, is what the Leopold’s current showing of...
As the annual Vienna Art Week rolls in again, the city fills to the brim with artists, with hundreds from around the world dropping by to open an exhibit, give a talk, or present their latest works. With almost 200 events, there are plenty of occasions to meet the creators and enjoy different performances, films and tours, hosted by...
Middle-age melancholia takes center stage as Vienna’s English Theatre puts on Arnold Wesker’s ultimately optimistic play about life after 50.   With a plot that initially sounds like a psycho-thriller – woman stalks celebrity and insinuates herself in his life against his will – Groupie instead goes the other way, exploring the loneliness, hopes and dreams of the autumn years. Matty...
Alma Mahler Vienna
Founded this year by young professional musicians from all over Europe, the Alma Mahler Kammerorchester celebrates music without borders while deconstructing chamber music from the 19th and 20th centuries as well as contemporary classical works. More intimate than full orchestral symphonies, chamber music was initially intended for home performances by anywhere between 3 and 40 musicians, enticing with a subtlety...
top 10 picks stream march
There’s so much good television on streaming websites, not to mention the films. It’s impossible to keep track of what is worth your time. When it’s cold outside, it’s time to cuddle up with a good movie or start binging your next series.
The Viennale ‘15 has well and truly come to a close. The first Viennale was way back in 1960, before many of us were born – about the time of black and white television. As the festival director, Hans Hurch, dodging any questions of the festival engaging in any politics said, “the festival simply being a festival … (is) perhaps...
In Rebel Modernists, Liane Lefaivre traces 120 years of Viennese design since Otto Wagner. Urban design has a long and distinguished history in Vienna. Consistently ranked as one of the world’s most liveable cities, it has repeatedly produced beyond its size and been a front-runner in progressive architecture for well over a century. And that, argues Professor Ordinarius at the...
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