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September 2016

Vienna’s Classical Music | Tonight’s the Night

An intro to subscriptions for the upcoming music season, or how to remember where you put the ticketsThe concert season has finally reopened. From...

Bacchus Meets Disney

For better or worse, the Langenlois Loisium is a theme park for the thirstyAfter driving up the hill through a seemingly endless colony of chic de...

Ben Harper

The eclectic musician reunites with his backing band The Innocent Criminals for a new albumA darling of the alternative crowd, socially conscious ...

Waves Vienna

The club culture festival presents emerging international artistsNow going into its sixth iteration, the Waves Vienna Music Festival and Conferenc...

Woody Sez

The internationally acclaimed hit folk musical comes to ViennaWidely regarded as one of the leading exponents of American folk music, Woody Guthri...

Spontaneous Combustions

At »MOMENT!« Fifth International Improv Festival, comedy and drama come at the speed of thoughtPromising to “put Vienna back on the international ...

Vienna Contemporary 2016

Austria’s leading contemporary art fair presents emerging talent, highlighting collaborative new work from around Central EuropeShowcasing both ne...

Foreign Gods at Leopold Museum

The Leopold Museum unveils a fine collection of tribal artServing as inspiration from the turn of the last century onward, African and Oceanic art...

Metamorphoses on Canvas

Painting 2.0 tracks the art form and its adaptation to the information ageAt the exhibition Painting 2.0, the state of the art begins with its dem...

Musical Marco Polo

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma leads once distant cultures joyously in consort in The Music of StrangersAs the screen goes black, the cacophony of instruments t...

Southside with You

Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date, as told by HollywoodWith the outgoing first couple’s allure still sky high, this retelling of the Obamas’ ...

Slash Film Festival

Straight from the lunatic fringe of cinema, 40 films in search of braaaaaiiiinsProviding fresh meat for fans of unconventional and weird movies, t...

The State of the Union – Post-Brexit Europe

The Brexit vote has shaken the Europe’s political foundations. Will the project begin to unravel, or is this a new start for the Continent?They ...

The Cooperative City

Smart cities need smart citizens. A growing movement of initiatives and startups, harnessing social media and using top-notch technology, aims to give...

Tyrol’s Alpine Playground

Our fearless adventurer Christian Cummins is tempted out of his comfort zone at Area 47, where your inner child rules the roostIt was 9:32 in the ...

Toys in the Attic – 25hours Hotel’s Rooftop Bar

Savor the last days of summer on the terrace of the 25hours Hotel's Dachboden barLate summer may be the best season to enjoy Vienna: As the evenin...

Smart City Vienna

From San Diego to Copenhagen, from Vienna to Singapore, everybody wants to become a smart city. But how do you upgrade the world's most livable city? ...

The Light Between Oceans

The moral dilemmas of M.L. Stedman's best-selling novel brought vividly on screenDirector Derek Cianfrance’s (The Place Beyond the Pines) exquisit...

2016 – An Urban Odyssey

Science fiction meets wearable aesthetics at Vienna’s tallest skyscraper. Futurist colors and natural fabrics combine in a marriage of utility and bea...

Is Vienna Smart?

Define smartIt’s hard to grumble in Vienna. Public transportation runs on time, a woman can safely walk home at night, the cycling paths make se...

Champagne and Ponies

Spectators visit the Austrian Polo Open to witness the breakneck game and get a glimpse of the fanciful hats that make up the sport’s international st...

Shaking up the Grätzl

Gracious old Vienna can be set in its ways. But a few entrepreneurs and activists are trying to do things differentlyHalf a century ago, Vienna wa...

Smart Urbanism: Utopian Vision or False Dawn?

Smart cities claim to improve the lives, productivity and eco-balance of their citizens. A new collection of essays questions whether the vision lives...

SCA33’s Sophie Halder Shares Her Ragù Recipe

Organic community building, one platter at a time“My concept is simply back to basics” says Sophie Halder, chef and manager of the new restaurant ...

Back to The Future

Thoughts from our expert on design, gadgets and joie de vivreWhen I think about the not-so-distant future, sure, I see food printers, hologram i...

A Day in Your Smarter Life

07:00 In the morning you wake up to a warm sunrise mood emanating from your Philips Hue system. It connects wireless lighting throughout your house, ...

Greentech Guru & First Lady

We met Eveline Steinberger-Kern, former executive at Verbund and Siemens, now founder of a green energy investment company – oh, and wife of the Aus...

Smart Minds Think Alike

How smart is Vienna? Four pioneers of building a smart city share a sense of how far we’ve come, and how far we still have to goGeraldine Fitzpatr...

Once More, with Feeling

With contributions pouring in, Alexander Van der Bellen is out to win the Hofburg – again – and help set the tone for Europe’s future On a brilliantl...

Oberdöbling | The Noble Nineteenth’s Bourgeois Ghetto

Vienna’s hilly north side may be cozy but not sleepyThe 19th district, Döbling, is one of Vienna’s “noble” districts:  along with Hietzing (13th...

Alexa, Can You Hear Me?

The first home automation hub, Amazon Echo raises lots of questions about how much we want to depend on artificial intelligenceEntering our livi...

Opinion | Globalization and its new Discontents

If globalization increases overall well-being, why have so many people become so hostile?Fifteen years ago, in Globalization and its Discontents...

Designing Success

It will be easy for archaeologists of the future to work out what matters to us today. The Egyptians honored the dead with their pyramids, the Romans...

From our Readers | Jul./Aug. 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...

Tapas a L’Espagnole

When going for Tapas, do as the Spaniards do In Spain, tapas is a way of life. More than just finger food, these small delicacies served with wine or...

Taking the Tube – Hyperloop

Trips from Vienna to Bratislava are routine. But if the Hyperloop project has its way, they may soon become the most exciting commute on the planet ...

A Letter from Renate Brauner

For years Renate Brauner has been a key player in the planning and follow-through on Vienna’s Smart City initiative. She wrote you a letter about how...

Creatives: The Messenger

Jean-Claude Mpassy: The creator of the fashion website “New Kiss on the Blog” hails from Berlin and has chosen Vienna because he sees it as the city o...

Be Smart About Town

A smartphone can be anything from a useful tool to a constant nag. Just don’t gawk at the screen while crossing the Gürtel and it can do much to imp...

Take a Walk on the Wine Side

The Wiener Weinwandertag makes it easy to get to know Vienna’s vintners on their own turfIf there is a day that sums up autumn in Vienna, the Wi...

Smooth Sailing

The Olympics in Rio didn’t provide Austrians with all that much cause for cheer. While it rains medals on the self-dubbed “sports nation” every winter...

Boundless Wanderlust

In seeing the world in all its delicate beauty and overwhelming roughness, Christoph Ransmayr’s Atlas of an Anxious Man finds a language for mapping t...

Everyday Life Just got Smarter

Find more time for the important things in life with a little help from our friends from the world of wearables, e-mobility, virtual reality and the i...

From Rags to Tovariches

Amid all the EU’s troubles over refugees, Schengen and the common currency, it’s easy to forget that in one regard, the Union has been extremely succe...
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