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Summer 2019

Park Life – Classic Cocktails and Wiener Modern

This summer, amid varnished wood and polished brass, the tree-sheltered Kleinod Stadtgarten behind the Kursalon could be the ideal place to see and be seen.
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The Long Winter of Discontent

Philipp Blom sets out to demonstrate how rapid climate change can dramatically upset our social and economic structures, our everyday lives. It has ha...

Matti Bunzl: Staging the Conversation

At the Wien Museum, the US-educated Austrian scholar wants to use the incidents of history to question the way we live now.In Vienna, museums are ...

How to…Play Games in Vienna

Forget the idea of Vienna as a big open-air museum. It's really one big playground.“Jackpot!” a young woman yells excitedly, after her boyfriend m...

Tweet Me the News

Social media allows journalists to reach their audiences directly, bypassing traditional structures. Does it also affect their credibility?Austria...

The Choice for Europe

Amid foreign efforts to undermine Western democracy, decisive questions increasingly can only be addressed in Brussels.So here we are, at press ti...

Popular Movement

Ever since its inception, Impulstanz has grown in reach and output while welcoming all ages, all levels, all bodies. The expansive world of contem...

Böhmischer Prater | The Fairytale Road

A whistle blares unmistakably through the bushes and shrubs. The little train is ready to depart. “Einsteigen bitte!” (All aboard!) says an au...

For Love of the Game

At a gaming café outside Vienna, Monika Racek, the CEO of the Admiral Casinos and Entertainment AG talks addiction, legislation and why old ladies pla...

Profits, Politics, Patronage

More revenues, more products and more gambling addicts. With the state reaping both taxes and profits, laws mostly protect operators, not consumers. 

Board Game Bonanza Ⓜ️

The genre is experiencing a global renaissance – and Vienna's analog gamers have never had more opportunity to find a place at the table. 

Summer 2019 | High Stakes

Our summer issue revolves around games, gaming and gambling – all that has to do with fun (and high stakes)Flip through the digital version

Schützenhaus | A Lock on Tradition

Dedicated to the cuisine of imperial times, to Otto Wagner Schützenhaus is steeped in history.The legendary architect Otto Wagner shaped modern Vi...

Mother of Mayhem

The political chaos in London as the government and the House of Commons struggle to find a solution to Brexit has exposed serious flaws in the once-a...

Hitting Home

“Economists,” American novelist William Gilmore Simms is quoted as saying, “put decimal points in their forecasts to show they have a sense of humor.”...

Delirious Albion

Nearly three years after the referendum vote to leave the European Union, British policymakers have only just begun to acknowledge the stark choices d...

All Salzburg’s a Stage

Born out of the ashes of the Great War, the Salzburg Festspiele carries on Max Reinhardt's dream of a Europe united through culture.Where other na...

Pro & Con | June 2019

The EU plans to abolish daylight savings time in 2021. A good idea? Time for Change Good riddance, I say! The benefits of Daylight Saving Time (DST)...

News Monitor – Summer 2019

Vienna’s New Logo Stadt Wien recently spent nearly €600,000 on a new logo. The opposition denounced it as a scandalous waste of public money, while t...

News Monitor – Summer 2019

Brutal Training at the Balletakademie With accusations of physical punishment, insults and humiliation, lack of psychological support or counseling, ...

The Chips are Down – and Out

With Brexit looming, the Silicon Sector is leaving London for the Continent. And often, the choice is Vienna.Between the dire predictions and pass...

Profile | Izabela Horodecki

"Obviously, I don’t gamble – apart from the occasional lottery ticket. It’s like a tax on hope.”For most people, winning big on a night out at the...

Profile | Dieter Strehl

“People think that soon, everything will be digitalized. That was, is, and will never be true. Analog isn’t going anywhere.”Despite the rise of di...

Profile | Karl Schlag

Economics Professor, University of ViennaIn an unpredictable world, you need strategies that do not rely on being able to predict others. In this ...

Profile | Tanja Reither

"Girls are under ten times more pressure than guys. Sometimes I feel like we’re just reduced to our looks and not really seen for our gaming skills.” ...
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