November 2015

Life on Demand: The joys and woes of the sharing economy

With Pierogis for Grown-ups and a Kindergarten with French Fries, this is a neo-classical Wiener café with a special heart for children. Neo classical café – what´s that? A café trying to upgrade itself to smart eatery? Or a Beisl massquerading as a café? Manager Robert Sulzer describes his new (since August) Gustl Kocht as a “café […]
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property in Vienna
Real estate can be tricky, but with patience, perseverance and a little luck, you’ll own your own place in Vienna In many countries, buying your first home is a rite of passage. It’s a foothold in society – like getting married, or having a child – a building block of adult life. Not so in […]
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How the refugees bring the danger of new walls between East and West The wave of refugees flooding in across the borders has caught the European Union off guard. While older EU members have attempted to help migrants and to create a common EU response, the new post-communist members have panicked. In Eastern Europe, populations […]
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It seemed to happen overnight. Without taking issue with the economic status quo, we, the consumers of the interconnected world, wanted to do business with each other. Instead of getting products from companies, we wanted to get them from one another, with as little hassle as possible. We are surely the clever ones – cutting […]
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Munch at the Albertina: Isolation and despair, yes, but absolutely worth it You may want to fortify yourself with a good lunch before going into this show. Have something cheerfully Viennese, and don’t order anything cold. It’ll be chilling enough once you get inside this rather – it has to be said – relentless exhibition […]
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The Korean-American comedian is bringing her shameless stage style to town. “I have come to murder your ignorance,” Margaret Cho bursts into a laugh. The ruthless stand-up comedian will be kicking off the European leg of her Psycho Tour in Vienna. Her humor is sharp, dark and unapologetic. “Ignorance, violence, rape, homophobia, everything that we’re […]
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Wien Modern, the festival for new music, in its 28th year Apparently Wien Modern wants to change its image. This year the nearly month-long festival of “masterpieces of new music” is embracing pop music. With the motto “Pop.Song.Voice.” it seems as though the festival would like to span the gap between the “normal” classical music […]
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In this documentary, a small island community struggles to face its problems with dignity Director Jakob Brossmann expertly captures the mood on this small island (population: 4500) on the forefront of the refugee crisis, alternating scenes with evocative images of the Mediterranean off-season. Giving time to both migrant issues and everyday trials like restoring essential […]
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