Let Metropole help you choose the right course in the Viennale film feast With 300 features, shorts and documentaries shown over a mere two weeks, the Viennale International Film Festival is a veritable cinematic buffet. But sifting through their extensive menu can prove a daunting task for the most dedicated movie buff as much as […]
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 catchphrases: from “Build the Wall!” to “Basket of Deplorables,” and (my personal favorite) “FFS, WTF IS HAPPENING WITH THIS WORLD?!!!!” – just a few that have sired more internet […]
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 is it worth the price of postage? When I was assigned to write a short article about absentee voting for the October 2016 print edition of Metropole, I hesitated at first. […]
Metropole celebrates its first anniversary! Since Metropole first hit the newsstands in October 2015, our small but tireless team of editors, designers, freelance writers, photographers and interns has brought you over 350 articles in print, including: 48 feature-length pieces 71 profiles 98 info-graphics 31 Op-Eds and editorials 68 reviews of cultural events 12 how-to guides […]
What are the circumstances which determine whether or not a language will develop fully in bilingual children? A look into the chances and opportunities available to kids who master reading and writing in their second mother tongue. In my workshops, I ask the participants how the languages that are important in their lives developed. Mitraa, whose […]
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 Viennese people aren’t particularly fond of meeting other people. In fact, according to German Language Center Vienna, most Viennese seldom entertain small talk, let alone have conversations about personal […]
If our education decides our future, what happens to upward mobility and equal opportunity? A democracy depends on citizens knowing what they are voting for, otherwise the X is as rationally placed as a bet on a roulette wheel. Many politicians th...
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 boss He knew there was plenty of talent out there, but the young Michael Conrad was having a har...