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Friday, October 20, 2017
robert schenkkan
The Vienna Theatre Project brings Robert Shenkkan’s Building The Wall to life in an atmospheric premiere The 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...
ma48 trash cans vienna
A bright orange fixture of the cityscape, the MA48 is Vienna’s loud and proud department of sanitation. Their numerous trashcans around the city are plastered with irreverent slogans and puns that sometimes need translation – cultural, linguistic or otherwise. After all, what does haglich mean, anyway?  Photos: Mark T. Hooker
leiwand
To be truly integrated in Vienna there are certain terms no dictionary or Deutschkurs will properly explain. But you’re no stranger, so here’s this month’s cheat sheet. LEIWAND adjective. Awesome, cool. excellent. Sometimes emphasized as urleiwand or voi leiwand (totally awesome). Ubiquitous in Viennese slang, its most prominent use is in one of Austria's unofficial national anthems, "Schifoan" ("Skiing"), in which singer...
from our readers october
Many thanks for your thoughts, ideas and insights! If you have something to say about Vienna or a story you read here, tell us all about it. Send an email to office@metropole.at. To the editor, (In response to “Ditch the Textbooks”, MET October, 2016) “A space where the value of knowledge is contextual and self-determined rather than decided by a central authority.” This...
editors letter good life vienna
When Aristotle taught the concept of The Good Life, he called it Eudaimonia, meaning the kind of life one would like to live, or simply, happiness. Some experts say a more apt translation is “human flourishing,” which seems to fit well with Vienna. So how have you been flourishing lately? Have you been eating like royalty, drinking like a...
sign week vienna
The first Sign Week Vienna is all about exhibiting Viennese storefront design, public typography and sign painting Given Vienna’s great tradition of sign painting, “Ghostletters Vienna” co-creator Tom Koch and artist/photographer Achim Gauger have decided to organize the first Vienna Sign Week to remember the city’s characteristic typography and to reflect on its interplay with a constantly changing urban environment,...
indoor skydiving vienna
Windobona offers indoor skydiving as a first step into the great blue yonder I’ve never been an adrenaline junkie, preferring to leave extreme sports to manic, over-caffeinated types. Jumping out of a perfectly good airplane simply for the rush never held much appeal to me. So when I was invited to Windobona, an indoor sky diving simulator at Vienna’s Prater,...
building wall trump theatre
The Vienna Theatre Project takes a peek at a dystopian post-Trump world as envisioned by Robert Schenkkan An African-American woman dressed in a long black coat and a red beret is sitting in a makeshift interrogation room, with a bald man wearing baggy clothes across from her. Illuminated by bright, fluorescent lights, both of them emanate a barely visible yet...
moving vienna
A new InterNations Study ranked Austria one of the unfriendliest countries for expats to settle in. Security and political stability remain strong motivations for moving here The expat network InterNations asked 12,500 participants about their experiences of living and moving abroad and reanked Austria only the 28th  (out of 65) most popular country to move to. While Austria remains a...
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