Summer 2021

The Wonder Women of the Wiener Werkstätte

The MAK rolls out a long overdue red carpet for the women artists of the Wiener Werkstätte, shining a light on their contributions to its legacy.

Found in Translation

A host of independent publishers and translators are introducing some of Austria’s key literary voices to the Anglosphere.

Paul Pizzera’s 5 Quirks of the German Language

The cabaret performer writes the music and lyrics for Pizzera & Jaus. He spoke to Metropole about black humor and the benefits of therapy – he also told a few dirty jokes.

How to Master the Art of the Viennese Dialect

The world’s most livable city still has its share of challenges, with overcast skies, unfriendly locals – and the city’s notorious dialect.

Marjorie Perloff – An Alternative Language of Modernism

From The Vienna Paradox to The Edge of Irony, the distinguished literary critic and professor emerita examines the seminal literature and thought of Austria’s interwar period.

A Life in Languages – Vienna’s Many Voices

From Czech to Turkish, a Babel of languages is heard alongside German on Vienna’s streets. With 42% having roots abroad and English in all schools, multilingualism is (again) the norm.

Summer 2021 | Let’s Talk!

In our 43rd issue we take a look at how language shapes who we are and how we are together. We focus on multilingualism, learning German and politica...

The Art of Interpretation

Invisible, unseen, discreet: Professional interpreters bridge gaps and facilitate communication, and in Vienna, their work is often at the heart of the matter.

Capital Offense

When it comes to the supposed inferiority of Austria’s provinces, the Viennese don’t mince words – but being a provincial in the big city also has its advantages.
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