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October 2016

Out There – TEDx Vienna explores the edge

TEDx Vienna returns, exploring profound ideas from deep caves to outer space. Vienna, Oct 22, 2016 – The sun was shining and the anticipation was palpable, TEDx Vienna was happening again! Those in line were grateful for the volunteers handing out breakfast refreshments as we waited for our turn to get into the Volkstheater. This […]
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Metropole’s Top Ten Viennale Picks

Let Metropole help you choose the right course in the Viennale film feastWith 300 features, shorts and documentaries shown over a mere two weeks...

WIN-WIN-WIN!!! Election History Quiz

Do the slogans and quips from U.S. elections stand up to the test of time? Test your meme-ory!This election has seen its fill of wacky catchphra...

Just (Hold Your Nose And) Do It!

The U.S. presidential election is nigh. Many American citizens living abroad are scrambling to get their absentee ballots and mail them on time. But i...

Metropole First Anniversary: A Look Back

Metropole celebrates its first anniversary! Since Metropole first hit the newsstands in October 2015, our small but tireless team of editors, designe...

Expanding Your Circle of Friends as an Expat in Vienna

How to accumulate an international circle in Vienna If you've been living in Vienna as an expat for quite some time, you might've noticed that the Vi...

Beautiful Minds

If our education decides our future, what happens to upward mobility and equal opportunity?A democracy depends on citizens knowing what they are v...

Leading the Crazy Ones

The creative industries need to be ever-fresh. Michael Conrad of the Berlin School of Creative Leadership talks about what it takes to create like a b...

Vienna, a Scientist’s Paradise

The city that brought forth Wittgenstein, Freud and Schrödinger, Vienna is again a hotbed of ideas and scientific research.When refugee scientists ...

From Lab Coats to Pinstripes

Academia and business don’t mix? A group of Austrians set out to bridge the gap, and business is booming. Great ideas are born in the laboratories, c...

Ditch the Textbooks

The Holy Trinity of a formal education is classroom, exam, diploma. This model is being challenged all over the world.Ten-year-old Mohammed sits c...

Austria’s Hobby Tennis Tour

You don't have to be a seeded pro to participate in Austria's organized tennis tournaments. There are plenty of things I should be worrying about. Th...

No Costume, No Candy

Some holiday traditions are lost in translation.Stuck in the polyester tights of my questionably short Marie Antoinette costume, I contemplated ...

A Family Affair

Barry G. Gale brings high-brow rigor to a low-brow subject in Love in Vienna: The Sigmund Freud - Minna Bernays Affair.As Barry G. Gale admits i...

Kindling the Flame – Claudia Garád

On our path to a knowledge society, understanding the world around us is ever more important.We might use them every day, but few of us stop to ...

Burger Joint – I did it my way

Le Burger throws out convention and leaves it all up to you.A walk down Mariahilfer Straße is like life in fast-forward. Businesses shut down an...

Esterhazypark – In the Shadow of History

Just a block below Mariahilfer Straße, commerce gives way to side streets full of trendy bars, galleries, clubs and restaurants, anchored by a park wi...

Kindling the Flame – Ali Mahlodji

On our path to a knowledge society, understanding the world around us is ever more important.On any given day, 50 to 60 people vie for Ali Mahlo...

Hermann Fankhauser – Designer and Teacher

One half of the design team behind Wendy&Jim and Professor at the Academy of Applied Arts, Hermann Fankhauser stole some time on his flight from P...

Forever Learning

Life lessonsOne of my earliest memories is something my father said. I was having a tantrum after a fight with a classmate. “She’s just stup...

A Letter from Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger

The Financial Times just ranked the WU’s Masters Degree in International Management among the top 10 management programs worldwideWe asked WU dire...

The Power of the Expat Vote

For American citizens overseas, doing your civic duty is easier than you think: Cast an absentee ballot!The impact of absentee voting was made...

Coworking for Grown-Ups

The Austrian corporate real estate giant IMMOFINANZ has just released a new office concept myhive. It has the services and amenities of a hotel, infra...

Buse Özgöde | AIESEC’s Do-Gooder

Vice President of the Austrian National Board at AIESEC, Buse Özgöde tells us how international education changed her perspective – and the directio...

Love-All – The Erste Bank Open

The tennis aristocracy comes to Vienna for the Erste Bank Open tournament.The Erste Bank Open has a tradition of attracting a high-quality f...

Kindling the Flame – Lutz-Helmut Schön

On our path to a knowledged society, understanding the world around us is ever more important.When asked what he does for a living, Lutz-Helmut ...

Education in Post-Communist CEE

What is the best role for government in higher education, hands-on or off the table?It might seem strange that a generation after the fall of th...

Beguiled by the Bird-Catcher

The Raimund Theater sets the stage for Emanuel Schikaneder, legendary writer of The Magic Flute.Every year, the day after the famed Opera Ball s...

Four-Course Travelogue

Dine and drink your way around the globe at Blue Mustard.A self-proclaimed resto-bar (a pastiche of restaurant and bar), Blue Mustard joined Vie...

Social Satire Der Menschenfeind at the Volkstheater

A modern take on Molière’s baroque human comedy.Widely regarded as one of the greatest masterpieces of comedy in Western literature, Molière’s s...

Teaching Thinkers

A revolution in school reform – finally!Austria’s new Education Minister Sonja Hammerschmid had barely taken office before she began ruffling fe...

Beltway Insiders

The Gürtel is a hot spot for live music with no neighbors.On any given Saturday night,  this stretch of pavement flanked by busy roads under the...

Kindling the Flame – Melisa Erkurt

On our path to a knowledge society, understanding the world around us is ever more important.Fleeing the chaos of Bosnia in the 1990s and arrivi...

Unbridled Learning

With schools and universities starting again, Benedict Carey’s How We Learn is the right guide for getting your brain in full swing. Learning is a sl...

The Stories We Wear

For 650 years, these walls have seen fashion come and go. We take a look into where today’s styles found their origins.Creative Direction Ali...

Keep Learning

We can’t stop ourselves from learning, so why not do it on purpose?Human beings never stop learning. Not only are we a...

Join the Horror Movie Marathon!

The golden age of horror comes back... from the dead!It was 1931 when horror film legend Bela Lugosi donned Dracula’s soon-to-be signature cape an...

Nazi Superhumans Are Superior to All of You

Time-traveling master racists demonstrate The Horror of the Ordinary in this anarchic theater project.Keeping it surreal since 1997, the perform...

Viennale – the New, the Old and the Remade

The international film festival beckons with new films from celebrated auteurs, international gems, intriguing documentaries and Christopher Walken. ...

Spot-On Masterpieces

The Albertina pin-points Pointillism’s meticulously methodical mark-making.Georges Seurat once insisted that, although some saw poetry in his pa...

Learning by Wearing

Thoughts from our expert on design, gadgets and joie de vivre.I remember the day I discovered that clothing told a story. It was in a dusty room...

Egon Schiele – Portrait of the Artist

Egon Schiele – Death and the Maiden paints a picture of flawed genius.It’s always challenging to portray a beloved historical figure. Striking a b...

Brands with a Conscience

Indulge in some ethical consumerism with our selection for this month's favorite things.Travels, Toys, Thoughts, and Threads to Widen Your Horizon...

Reader Feedback | October 2016

We’ve been getting great feedback from our readers over social media. Thanks very much for your thoughts, ideas and insights! Check us out on Faceboo...

Humanities and Human Resources

The implicit social contract of higher education bringing higher wages is compromised, with “overqualification” and underemployment a graduate’s night...

Mamta Mahto – Prosi Indian Restaurant

Bringing authentic South Indian flavor to Vienna“Eighty percent of all Indian restaurants in Vienna are North Indian,” chef Mamta Mahto of the P...

Slam Poet Saul Williams

The New York slam poet breaks back into the hip-hop scene.An alternative hip-hop icon since acquiring the title of Nuyorican Poets Cafe's Grand ...

Braving the Storms

With foul weather affecting the vintage, this year is a rough one for Austrian wine.This year will not be remembered fondly by Austrian winemake...

Elysium and the Death of Socrates

Ernst Krenek’s opera Pallas Athene weint: A musical megaphone for our political times.Does music amplify the uproar of the world around us, or d...
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