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letters to the editor
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. And check us out on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. TO THE EDITORS: (In response to “How to Find Urban Zen”) Thank you for this open-­minded guide to mindfulness! What a great...
He who has the gold... When tracking a story, an investigative journalist is told to follow the money. In the art world, that’s not so easy. There are two types of art markets:  One is the art circulating between art buyers, museums and investors, bought and sold on the global art market. Here art is property, as a commodity that can...
Christoph & Lollo
The popular Viennese singer-songwriters Christoph & Lollo have a new target: Austria’s free tabloids. After satirical zingers about the miserable lives of ski jumpers and political scandals, the comedian-musicians have taken aim at the dubious financial ties between gratis newspapers and politics in their latest song, Bettelmafia. The title refers to the “beggar mafia,” or alleged organized panhandling (generally claimed...
mobility
I remember the first time I sat in an electric car. It was at a sustainability event in Grafenegg. Tesla had used a lotus chassis for the first roadster that made it to Austria. My cameraman and I got the chance to ride in it and get all our questions answered: one of the perks of working in media. I got in, dug into...
This story is part of the Metropole Journalism Championship, a joint effort between METROPOLE and American International School Vienna. Read the stories of the other finalists and vote for your favorite here.   The Naschmarkt shows Vienna from its most colorful and diverse side. You smell it before you see it. The faint aroma of exotic spices lures you from the side...
from our readers november 2017
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 our Facebook share of the Washington Post article “Austria's new Anti-Burqa law isn't Quite Working as Intended") On behalf of the Austrian people (im Namen der...
editor's letter
We’re so fancy Can you even define luxury? Is it the freedom to enjoy the finer things in life? Does luxury only mean money? Or is true luxury the comfort of having time to spare? In strictly monetary terms, the luxury market has endured the worst of times. When commerce in necessities nosedives, luxury sales barely ebb in a recession. Does this...
As a linguistic role model for children, parents not only teach kids a language, but their view of the world Whoever reflects on their relationship with their child, thinks twice about things. And like a mirror, parents often see themselves reflected in their children. They recognize gestures, expressions, and intonation. You don’t have to be a psychologist to know that...
Some people say that when you begin dreaming in a foreign language you have mastered it. That may be, but I say, it’s when you begin telling jokes that you’ve truly arrived. That’s humor fluency! I’m not sure what my first Viennese joke was, or even if it was funny. Most likely it was an emphatic “Heast, Depperter” or...
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