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Marjorie Perloff – An Alternative Language of Modernism

From The Vienna Paradox to The Edge of Irony, the distinguished literary critic and professor emerita examines the seminal literature and thought of Austria’s interwar period.

Paul Pizzera’s 5 Quirks of the German Language

The cabaret performer writes the music and lyrics for Pizzera & Jaus. He spoke to Metropole about black humor and the benefits of therapy – he also told a few dirty jokes.

A Life in Languages – Vienna’s Many Voices

From Czech to Turkish, a Babel of languages is heard alongside German on Vienna’s streets. With 42% having roots abroad and English in all schools, multilingualism is (again) the norm.

Summer 2021 | Let’s Talk!

In our 43rd issue we take a look at how language shapes who we are and how we are together. We focus on multilingualism, learning German and politica...

What Learning German Is Really Like

No German learning experience is the same. Becoming Viennese means learning to understand everything from “Schau ma mal” to “Strudel mit Schlag”

The Art of Interpretation

Invisible, unseen, discreet: Professional interpreters bridge gaps and facilitate communication, and in Vienna, their work is often at the heart of the matter.

Capital Offense

When it comes to the supposed inferiority of Austria’s provinces, the Viennese don’t mince words – but being a provincial in the big city also has its advantages.

Meet Thomas Stelzer, Dean of the International Anti-Corruption Agency

“Corruption has been with us as long as mankind, but there’s been progress: If you can’t expect to get away with something, you might think twice about committing it.”

The Allure of the Alps

The lure of Alpinism is stronger than ever– but there’s more to it than just the ascent. It’s about discovering the world from above, and the things in yourself that got you there.

The Newest Food and Drink Spots in Vienna This Spring

With the pandemic forcing Vienna’s eateries to shut down for months, many of the city’s gourmets and gourmands have been compelled to start cooking themselves – a delectable hobby many are unwilling to give up even now that the long lockdown is (hopefully) over. Here are Metropole’s favorite purveyors of quality produce, along with some tips for improving your home cooking game, from books to ceramics to DIY kits that make cooking easy.

Maximizing Transparency in Crypto Companies

The 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive seeks to curb terrorist financing and money laundering by forcing companies in the so-called “crypto sector” out in the open.

Arnold Suppan on the Treaties of Saint-Germain & Trianon

Settled behind closed doors a century ago, these devastating treaties were greeted with celebratory gunfire across France, leaving Central Europe in tatters and echoes of disharmony across the continent.

Meet Susanne Reindl-Krauskopf, a Criminal Law Professor in Vienna

“Corruption will never be 100% eradicated. But it’s important to set parameters and structures that show people that in the end, corruption doesn’t pay.”

How to Embezzle a Million Euros

Maintaining the highest quality of life in the world is a costly endeavor – thankfully, there is always someone out there gullible enough to pay the bills. A satirical look at Austrian corruption.

How the Pandemic Stalled Scientific Research

Work on coronavirus has highjacked science, disrupting projects and schedules, particularly for women. Some see a chance to turn the crisis into opportunities for breakthrough thinking

Kurt Bayer’s Top 5 Austrian Corruption Scandals

From the Finance Ministry to the World Bank and Transparency International, Economist Kurt Bayer sniffs out all kinds of corruption. Although sometimes, it just presents itself.

The Biggest Austrian Corruption Scandals in History

Austria is no more corrupt than other European countries – although possibly more colorful. But the consequences for wrongdoers are often laughably mild. This may be changing.

Spring 2021 | Corrupt Austria

In our 42nd issue we take a look at the history and status quo of corruption in Austria and Europe, speak to the fighters for transparency, and take ...

Your Rights as a Guest

“Keine Haftung für Garderobe” – “No liability for wardrobe.” This sentence is everywhere if you are out on the town. But is it actually possible to evade liability for lost or damaged items belonging to a guest?

Franziskanerviertel | Historic Downtown Treasures

The streets have stayed essentially untouched since the Middle Ages – narrow and winding with many a hidden courtyard branching off in unexpected places.

How Vienna’s Secessionists Left Their Mark on the Coffeehouse

Between 1890 and 1920, Vienna was a world leader in design. An unlikely mix of imperial decree and cultural revolution drove the Wiener Ästhetik and left its mark on the city even today.

5 Movies and Series to Stream in Austria This Spring

Thanks to successive lockdowns and closed cinemas, streaming has become an even bigger part of our pandemic lives, and while many productions grinded to a halt last year, this spring’s lineup features an iconic superhero indulging in ’80s nostalgia, a Victorian sci-fi extravaganza, a comedy icon revisiting one of his most beloved characters, an animated Bollywood melodrama and a madcap Spanish road saga.

Meet Lisa Biasillo, the New Director of the Vienna International School

How the new director of the Vienna International School left her small town for distant places and turned her passion for learning into a mission to educate for change.

How Viennese Hotels Hold On During the Pandemic

After years of seemingly endless growth, the pandemic plunged the tourism sector into deep crisis. Vacillating between hope and despair, Vienna’s hoteliers summon resilience and creativity

Winter 2020 | Coffeehouse Culture

In our 41st issue we explore Vienna's coffeehouse culture, depict the true Kaffeehaus (coffeehouse) experience and all the mix of people and topics t...

Meet Mato Johannik, the Fashion Photographer Who Chose Vienna Over Hollywood

“I’ve consciously chosen to continue my career in Vienna. I could have stayed in Hollywood, but as Caesar once said: ‘I would rather be first in this little village than second in Rome.’”

How Austrian Scientists Are Fighting COVID-19

As nations around the world follow every twist and turn of the developing science to combat the coronavirus, Austrian researchers and companies could play a key role.

Death in Vienna

Some Viennese may play down any special relationship with death. But, then again, it’s probably better not to take any chances...

Roland Huber’s Parisian Bistronomy Esslokal Serves Up a Storm in Hadersdorf

The award-winning chef’s new restaurant in the Kamptal is refined, yet unpretentious.

Everything You Need to Know About Trademarking in Design

What’s in a name? It is not sleeve, nor pant leg, nor button... How brands distinguish quality and set fashion makers apart. Designers beware, make sure to take trademarking seriously.

Is Liberalism Dying? A Look at What Went Wrong After 1989

“The Light that Failed: A Reckoning” by IWM fellow Ivan Krastev and NYU professor Stephen Holmes explains what went wrong with Western liberalism.

Should Fashion Seek Diversity?

“Inclusive sizing” and “disabled-friendly” clothing have joined the buzzwords of conscious consumerism. Does this make sense for an industry built on the allure of unattainability? What is beauty anyway?

Vienna’s IAEA Is in a Dangerous Standoff to Defend the Iran Nuclear Deal

During an adventurous raid, Israel stole vital intelligence information in Iran that now could help the US build the case for terminating the Iran nuclear deal once and for all.
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