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May 2017

Adrenaline – Austria’s obsession with the extreme.

Between the talks and networking, try these lunch spots, museums and sights you should visit while attending the Pioneers Festival 2017.First mentioned in 1279, the Hofburg was originally a castle and part of the city’s fortifications. With 16 wings, over 2,600 rooms, the former seat of imperial power and winter residence of the Habsburgs is a city unto itself. With the...
Edward Burtynsky
Mankind’s effect on the mother nature captured by the renowned Canadian photographerIn a journey of seven years that spanned five continents and numerous adventures on the Yellow river of China, the Ganges of India and the mesmerizing Ölfusá river in Iceland, Edward Burtynsky’s first solo exhibition in Austria majestically captures water in its natural course and under man-made influence; an endeavor...
letters to the editor
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 email to office@metropole.at. And check us out on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.TO THE EDITOR:(In response to “Causa Cobenzl”) The same tragedy is happening on Leopoldsberg. The cafe and church have been...
Gert krones
Aside from manual dexterity, facility with numbers and a polished appearance, croupiers need skill with people and a mix of both ease and reserve.On the way to Casino Wien in Vienna’s 1st district, I stepped aside for a modest motorcade and police escort, turning just in time to see a hand waving regally from the window and a tiny...
terry and gyan riley
Seminal composer-pianist Terry Riley and his virtuoso guitarist son Gyan pair up for a rare intimate performanceOften mentioned along with contemporaries Steve Reich, La Monte Young or Philip Glass, American minimalist composer -Terry Riley holds pride of place as a pioneer of 20th-century music.  From its first performance back in 1964, his driving, methodical work In C commanded attention, emerging...
Alminko Dugic
The first time Alminko Dugic got in a 70-meter-high crane, he didn’t even know how to turn it on. Even though he had taken the requisite course for the job, it turned out to be “totally useless.”Due to safety issues, students were not actually allowed to do any practical training. So when they first step into the cabin of...
Masters of Dirt
So what's wrong with dirty money? Founder Georg Fechter has perfected the art of banking on fuel, fire and adrenaline.Motors roar, flames blaze, music blasts, whipping up the crowd – and then they come: Shooting out of their stalls like a swarm of wasps, they jump over one another, taking the “Ooos” and “Ahhs” of the audience as encouragement...
European union
The centennial of the Great War is the clearest argument for why the European Union mattersIn May 1917 – 100 years ago this month – the first U.S. troops arrived in Europe to support the Allied forces in the Great War. Decisive to victory, their entry also sealed the fate of Austria-Hungary. American divisions tipped the balance on the...
war correspondents
Reporting from conflict zones is just as important as it is dangerous. Two women tell their stories.Barbara Schiavulli was in her room on the 13th floor at the Palestine Hotel in Iraq when she heard the explosions. In October 2005, Al-Qaeda members detonated three car bombs on the grounds of a hotel known to be frequented by journalists. The attack...
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