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Sunday, December 16, 2018

April 2018

Mobility: E-mobility, Autonomous Driving, Public Transport & the Last Mile

book review angel of oblivion
Maja Haderlap’s debut novel Angel of Oblivion confronts the past in Austria’s borderlands. Austrian writer Maja Haderlap is a farmer’s daughter from Bad Eisenkappel, in Carinthia, Austria’s southernmost province. This bi-lingual borderland has been the scene of cultural mini-wars, but over time, a shared sense of enrichment has prevailed on both sides. Straddling these worlds, Haderlap has published extensively in...
Two journalists, both first-hand witnesses of Slovakia’s transition from a place through the looking glass to a country at the heart of the European project, ponder the road it has taken and the challenges ahead. By Dardis McNamee & Pavol Múdry
The murder of journalist Ján Kuciak has shaken Slovakia out of its complacency. Here, big things often happen in years ending in “8”. Standing on a packed square in Bratislava as people around you jangle their keys and chant the slogans they remember – or that their parents have told them about – it is hard not to make comparisons. These are the symbols the Velvet...
anschluss
What would we have done? Trying to grasp what we can never fully understand. This year’s commemoration of the Anschluss of Austria by Nazi Germany, March 11 & 12, 1938, has been as engrossing as it has been hard to absorb. 80 years: The series of evenings on ORF, the Zeituhr 1938 retold in real time, the photographs and the...
streaming
There’s so much good television on streaming websites, to say nothing of the films. It’s impossible to keep track of what is worth your while. As spring finally rolls in, use your couch potato time wisely, binging only on the finest, most intriguing shows.  
To be truly integrated in Vienna there are certain terms no dictionary or Deutschkurs will properly explain. But you’re no stranger, so here’s this month’s cheat sheet. Karambolage Noun. A car crash, particularly multivehicle pileups. Originally from the French game carambole, an older version of billiards played with three balls and no pockets. The goal is to score points by making shots...
A nod to simpler times, the weight of this brass beauty creates optimal weight for long writing, its gel roll design providing exceptionally easy writing flow. Wrapped up in timeless elegance and flair, Nostalgia meets utility, developing its own patina over time. €60 kaweco-pen.com Androgynous and ethereal, this cream-colored ensemble drapes the wearer in luxurious linen, expertly tailored to accent panache...
April showers bring May flowers, but keeping fit, feeling at home and being totally radical are important, too. SUPERCYCLE BOUTIQUE STUDIO Not your grandma’s spin class, SuperCycle blends discotheque, yoga and cycling into a high-intensity, 60-minute indoor workout. With an amazing sound system, charismatic instructors and clublike atmosphere, you’ll snag a vigorous full-body workout – while actually enjoying yourself. Now opening...
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