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July/August 2016

Making a Big Splash at Vienna’s Pools

Vienna’s pools are more than just a place to cool off, they are an arena for the city’s social life
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On the Canal | Waterfront Dining, Where 1010 Meets 1020

Every year the Danube Canal promenade gets a little more sexy, with laid-back bars, delicious street-food-style eateries and the urban attitude to mat...

How to Take the Stage in Vienna

These tips will help you to channel your inner Anna Netrebko, Elfriede Jelinek, Christoph Waltz or Fred Astaire.Taking in a Zauberflöte at the Staat...

Editorial: Once Again, Austria

Austrian football fans have reason to celebrate. Against all odds, their team has not only qualified for the European Championship, but is also taken ...

Letters to the Editor – Jul/Aug

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The Last Word: Thomas Drozda

Austria has a new chancellor and with him comes a new minister. Thomas Drozda is in charge of Arts and Culture, and while he is new to the job, we ask...

On Music: Rufus Wainwright

After 18 years, the Canadian-American singer-songwriter is still going strongKnown for his characteristic, warm voice, a complex, ever-changing st...

Editorial: Politics with Production Values

Austria’s new media-savvy chancellor Christian Kern offers a “New Deal,” while facing down the far right It was high drama in the Austrian Parliament...

On Music: World Peace Choral Festival

Youth choirs from around the world sing for a better tomorrowHosted by Vienna’s classical music posterboys the Wiener Sängerknaben, the World Pe...

Op-Ed: Confessions of a British Casting Agent in Vienna

Austria still needs to stamp its identity on supporting roles in international film and TV productions. One Brit in town has a mission to help things ...

Science: Physics Showdown in Russia

A group of gifted high schoolers will defend Austria’s “physical” fitness at the International Young Physicists’ Tournament in early JulyThe Aus...

Be My Guest: It’s All About the Meat, Baby

The creators of It’s All About the Meat, Baby share their plans for the future of Vienna burgers and how to make the best oneResurrected from th...

Cover Story: Reimagining The Self

Vienna’s dramatists have a long, brilliant and turbulent history. But no year was quite so momentous as 1929, the year modernity was born.Hedwig K...

Wine Labels | Love Is in the Eye of the Beholder

Even in the world of wine, appearances matterSo there you are in the Vinothek, staring at the shelves. So many wine labels; so many vintages… Now w...

On Screen: High-Rise

Ben Wheatley's retro-futurist dystopia is slick, atmospheric and nightmarishHigh-Rise, an adaptation of J.G. Ballard's scathing social critique ...

On Sale: Poetry in Motion

Two expat dancers, Stephanie Cumming and Katarina Meves warm up for Impulstanz in the Painting 2.0 exhibit at MumokPhotos: Markus Thums Styling...

Sharon Booth | Dancer, Reloaded

We met Sharon Booth, an inpirational Canadian-born, Juilliard-educated dancer who found her way to Vienna, now teaching contemporary dance at the Staa...

Editor’s Letter – Jul/Aug

Enter, stage leftThe Irish dramatist Seán O’Casey once said, “All the world’s a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.” As an exp...

Books: Cultural Geotagging

Doing business with people from different cultural backgrounds can be tricky. Understanding them is the first step to making it workThere is an ol...

International: Making New Austrians out of Refugees

Austria's true challenge of the ongoing refugee crisis lies not in handling the immediate influx, but in making sure those who stay, stay with a purpo...

Profiles: Vienna’s Got Talent

Raise the curtain! Cue the lights! For these Vienna-based performers, the show must go on. A classical violinist, an opera soprano, a musical theater ...

Editorial: Of Us and Them

Trump notwithstanding, America has been far more successful than Austria at making newcomers feel part of society.The key is approach: A fervent b...
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