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Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Wien is a city of international stature in multiple ways - but too many know nothing about it.Vienna has been a premier diplomatic capital for 200 years. From the Congress of Vienna in 1814 to the present day, no other city can compete with its consistent importance, with its well-established bridge-building role and as a seat of multilateral diplomacy.Austria...
TEDx Vienna
On a beautiful and sunny Saturday afternoon, a steady stream of young people filed into the Gartenbaukino. What would make these determined folks forego a leisurely day at the nearby Stadtpark in favor of a dimly lit arthouse cinema?The draw was a rather unusual TEDx event organized by TEDx Vienna: no local tech and thought leaders were invited to...
Generation everywhereMost of us at METROPOLE were third culture kids (TCKs). Maybe we still are, but nowadays that’s nothing special. Authorities (i.e. Wikipedia) define TCKs as “children who were raised in a culture outside of their parents’ culture for a significant part of their development years.” As TCKs, some of us felt enriched and like better, or simply more interesting...
For these international families, being multicultural brings benefits well worth the effort. While children find their footing in their adopted land, parents help keep them connected to their culture of origin while encouraging them to stitch their own identities. By Michael Bernstein & Benjamin Wolf The Morozov Family “Lilly and I know that our parents aren’t really good at German,” said Jan,...
robert schenkkan
The Vienna Theatre Project brings Robert Shenkkan’s Building The Wall to life in an atmospheric premiereThe air was hot and thick during the European premiere of Building the Wall at Theater Drachengasse, intensifying a sense of foreboding. Written by award-winning playwright Robert Shenkkan (who had flown in from L.A. for the occasion) and directed by Joanna Godwin-Seidl, the Vienna Theatre...
Frauen*Volksbegehren
Ten days after the official start of the Frauen*Volksbegehren – the petition for a referendum on women’s rights – organizers reported breaking the required 100,000 signature mark. Amazing? Yes. An easy win? No.The road to victory was paved with technical difficulties, both for Handysignatur (mobile phone) voters and those who flocked to the Magistrat. A technical overload crashed the...
Saying that he had "lost the support" of the party, Austrian Chancellor and SPÖ leader Werner Faymann officially stepped down today. While his successor has not yet been designated,  Viennese Mayor Michael Häupl will take over the party on an interim basis, according to the Austrian daily Die Presse.The Social Democratic party leader Werner Faymann tendered his resignation in a brief...
empire republic austria
For the 100th anniversary of the demise of the Habsburg Empire and the forming of new states and territories in its place, we are embarking on a year-long reporting project.In autumn 1918, after four years of a grinding, devastating war, the Austro-Hungarian Empire was dissolved. What had once been one of the great powers of Europe was taken apart...
neue galerie new york art
The Old World has no claim to great European art. A magnificent gallery showcases Vienna’s treasures in the Big AppleEuropeans like to believe that they have the culture and the taste and Americans have the money. It’s a comforting if arrogant illusion, quickly evaporating for a visitor to the Neue Galerie on New York’s Museum Mile. This is the...
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