June 2017

Identities Queer Film Festival is Back in Town!

Proudly presenting an alternative to heteronormative cinema and queer since day one, the biannual Identities Film Festival holds the rainbow torch up ...

Penne à la Vodka at Treubleiben Wien

A Persian New Yorker transplants Brooklyn grub to Kirchengasse   At Treubleiben, one of the more recent additions to the Kirchengasse gastro...

Last Word | June 2017 | Gspusi

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 m...

Local Finds | June 2017

They go unnoticed by the mainstream and are treasured by a chosen few. We selected a sample of Vienna’s boutique landscape to get you through June. ...

Travel | Bikes, Wine and Castles in the Wachau

The Wachau region is just a stone’s throw from Vienna and its secrets and treasures can be all yours for an afternoon. The dream of slowing dow...

Editor’s Letter | Romancing the City | June 2017

As the Beatles said, when cynicism and sarcasm don’t get the better of us, that warm, gooey emotion – Love with a capital L – can really be all we nee...

Opinion | Kurz the Boy Wonder

When Sebastian Kurz was asked to be State Secretary for Integration in 2011, he was 24 years old. It was a new position, and then-ÖVP party chairman...

Viktor Orbán vs. Budapest’s Central European University

Prime Minister Orbán’s assault on the Central European University has become a flash point in the struggle between democracy and nationalism in the EU...

Unscripted Love at the Hotel Orient

Sometimes love deserves its own realm, far away from the prying eyes of the outside world. Where better to have a romantic escape than at Vienna’s leg...

Nordic Brands to Know | June 2017

Nordic by nature? These brands certainly wear their heritage with pride. Scandinavian fashion takes on different faces, from eccentric runway looks to...

Opinion | The Politics of Women’s Clothing on Beaches and Billboards

The politics of women’s clothing in advertising A double billboard fills the end wall of an apartment house just off the Karmelitermarkt in Vienna’s ...

Profile | Ingrid Mack of the Erotic Shop Liebenswert

Whether it’s the official “I do”, or playing games with gender and sexuality, her life’s work celebrates love, sexuality and femininity Ingrid M...

A Decade in Triage at Rhinoplasty

Vienna’s legendary drag party celebrates 10 years of queer A trailblazing testament to progressive fin de siécle Vienna, the Otto Wagner Pavillion o...

What Austrian Media Wrote About in May 2017

A quick-and-dirty synopsis of what everyone's been talking about in Vienna and beyond Trial Begins for Death of 71 Refugees The trial against the tr...

The Weinviertel, Where Each Wine is as Unique as its Creator

The Weinviertel has as many philosophies as vintners “Popsicles. With lychee aroma!” René Willmann of the Poysdorf Weinmarkt (wine market) scoffe...

What to Expect at Donauinselfest 2017

Notable tributes and newcomers make this year a salute to musical innovators then and now. June in Vienna just wouldn’t feel the same without tho...

Where the Vienna Energy Forum Sees us in 2030

Here’s the challenge: First, eradicate poverty by getting over 90 percent of the world connected to electricity. Second, save enough energy to keep gl...

A Drive-in for Pedestrians: Volxkino

The silver screen – coming to a park near you. Every summer, Vienna’s cinephiles are spoilt for choice with a large selection of open-air cinemas scr...

Books | Peter H. Wilson’s Reimagines the Holy Roman Empire

Peter H. Wilson asks us to reimagine the premodern world in The Holy Roman Empire It was neither holy nor Roman nor an empire – or so we learned in sc...

Fesch’markt Vienna

The Fesch’markt returns to Vienna with 220 independent designers offering their wares. Look out for these three labels, champions of eco-social awaren...

Riding the Shōchiku New Wave at Filmmuseum

Societal upheaval, as shown by Japanese cinema. Influenced by the French nouvelle vague and a budding generation gap as postwar children came of age...

Profile | Michelle Mock and the art of Wedding Photography

She gets high on people daring to say “I do”. This bubbly expat has dedicated her livelihood to capturing celebrations of love Michelle Mock, Weddi...

Opinion | What Macron Means for Europe

For voters battered by globalization, pro-Europeans must deliver growth – and jobs Emmanuel Macron’s decisive defeat of Marine Le Pen in the French p...

Paco Brings España to the 9th District

The spirit of tapas lives on in a new guise at Paco The philosophy of tapas is very much about sharing – be it the small servings, a bottle of sh...

A Drink with Julian Wiehl, Editor-in-Chief of Vangardist Magazine

Julian Wiehl is the mind behind Vienna’s “progressive men’s magazine”, Vangardist, showcasing the savoir vivre of the gay community In 2015, Va...

Take me to Church! Vienna’s Godliest Music Venues

Your guide to the best musical performances at churches throughout Vienna. It is obvious, but must be said: A church is not a concert hall. But...

Books | Vicki Baum’s Grand Hotel

Vicki Baum’s classic international bestseller Grand Hotel: a lucid, affectionate depiction of a society in crisis The Vienna-born novelist Vicki Baum ...

From our Readers | June 2017

Many thanks for your thoughts, ideas and insights! If you have something to say about Vienna or a story you read here, tell us all about it. Send an e...

How to Break the Cycle of Domestic Violence

When love goes bad, many cases of violence go unreported. Here is how Vienna offers support for victims and families Think of five women you know...

A Tinder Novice Samples Viennese App-Dating

Old-school bar romancer discovers the matching app phenomenon Tinder “Meeeaaap – wrong answer??!” – twenty-four hours after not replying to Hanna...

Raw art From Crazy and Untrained Minds at Museum Gugging

Art brut and its origins are laid bare at Museum Gugging. Amongst the many startling visions on display at the Museum Gugging is an unassuming pe...
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