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February 2018

Last Word | February 2018 | Proporz

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 mo...

The Dangers of Denial

Two years after the start of the refugee crisis, some hard truths and daunting challenges can no longer be ignored.Since 2015, when over a mil...

Your Right to Vote in Austria

In Austria, you can vote at 16 and don’t need to register. For some elections, EU citizens can vote too.In democracies, a citizen’s right to vote ...

Gourmet Minimalist Erwin Gegenbauer

Erwin Gegenbauer preaches the beauty of simplicity.By Bart de Vries“Reduction is my credo,” says Erwin Gegenbauer, “luxury is simplicity a...

Lost in the City

We live in a city of stories. Each time you turn a corner, you become part of the history of the place. Even if you know your home town inside out, it...

These are the Iconic Cars you Should Know

Some things never go out of style. These carmakers are getting great mileage out of banking on these classic designs.Volkswagen Chances are the V...

Beer and Soap | Our Local Finds for February

This February, we have some treats to warm you from the inside and outside – bath suds, hearty booze and a home away from home. Beer Lovers Right on...

Advertorial | Democratizing the Financial Markets

Everyone’s talking about blockchain – that mysterious new technology inherently linked to cryptocurrencies. The more it seeps into the public debate, ...

It’s Time to Fix Facebook

My story with Facebook began in early 2006. Mark Zuckerberg, then only 22, was looking for advice. I had been a technology investor for more than two ...

How to Get Involved in Politics in Austria

How do you make your voice heard in a country that is not entirely your own?Politics often seems like a cross between a telenovela and a car c...

Monika Sommer | Director of Haus der Geschichte Österreich

They have made democracy their business, whether as a software developer, university professor, museum director or in the parliamentary administration...

Birgit Sauer | Professor of Political Science at the University of Vienna

They have made democracy their business, whether as a software developer, university professor, museum director or in the parliamentary administration...

Austrian Democracy | The Consensus Machine

From Proporz to Verhaberung, participation and influence in Austria go far beyond the walls of Parliament to find an "Austrian solution".  By Margare...

Heinz Fischer and his Post-Presidential Life

For Heinz Fischer, loving his country means caring about peacekeeping, education and reviving the lessons of history.Not many people know wher...

The Education of Viktor Orban

In "Orban: Europe's New Strongman" Paul Lendvai tracks the ambition of the increasingly authoritarian Hungarian prime minister.In politics, sy...

The Grandmaster is in

The music legend throws an audio-visual block party for the history of Hip Hop.With Hip Hop entering something resemblin...

Is Music Composed Before 1961 old?

The Klangforum’s Festliche Tage Alter Musik – with works composed between 1908 and 1961 – show us how old (and beautiful) modern music really ...

Stadtpark | Central Perk

For all the rolling Prater meadows and vineyards in the Vienna Woods, green space in the city center is in short supply – were it not for the St...

Pub Klemo has a Well-Stocked Selection and Affordable Tastings

If Rome has coffee and Moscow has vodka, then Vienna’s soul fuel is surely wine.The city is awash in the stuff: dozens of Vinotheken and wine ba...

Salopp Stands out with Exquisite, Unusual Cocktails.

Bartenders have it hard these days. A signature drink is a must for the in-crowd craving novelty, yet most patrons aren’t willing to venture too far o...

Detergent, Knackwurst and Socialism

The Waschsalon in the historic Karl Marx-Hof shows how the Social Democrats shaped Vienna.The museum Das Rote Wien im Waschsalon (Red Vienna at ...

How to use the Library System in Vienna

With countless books and manuscripts collected over centuries, Vienna has a lot to offer bookworms.There can be magic in a library: illuminate...

Are we Losing Hope in Democracy?

In theory, it’s a great idea. We all join in and decide who we’d like to govern us. We get the leadership we ask for. But recent elect...

Our top 10 Picks to Stream in February

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 c...

Vienna’s News you Need to Know

A quick-and-dirty synopsis of recent headlines in Vienna.Team Austria Gears up for the Winter Olympics The 23rd Winter Olympic Games will take pl...

#Reichenhetze | When Harrassing the Rich Meets Daily Racism

“How are you doing today?” the paramedic asks with a smile, as the ambulance hurtles towards the hospital. “I’m not talking to a Neger (negro),” the p...

Smoking | Freedom Worth Dying For?

As the door to Café Einhorn opens, a draft of icy winter air surges into the room. For a fleeting moment, our lungs suck in the oxygen before it disso...
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