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When Katy Perry released her newest album, "Chained to the Rhythm" on February 10th, and Joachim Kapuy, publicist for the annual summer dance festival, ImpulsTanz in Vienna, noticed that it looked extremely familiar. Frederik Heyman, the illustrator who created the male figure for the 2011 ad campaign of ImpulsTanz, had created a feminine version for the cover of Katy...
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...
indoor skydiving vienna
Windobona offers indoor skydiving as a first step into the great blue yonderI’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,...
The American International School – Vienna has a long history of shaping tomorrow’s leaders, thinkers and artists.Aerin Lauder Zinterhofer and Jane Lauder are the granddaughters of Estée and Joseph Lauder, founders of the cosmetics giant Estée Lauder. In the 1980s, the sisters attended AIS – with Aerin graduating in 1988 – as their family moved to Vienna as a results of their father’s...
Editor's Letter
Trust me, I know all about you.When talking about data privacy it’s easy to get philosophical. As we researched this issue, we found ourselves discussing online behavior, our perception of how cookies had changed the user experience and what “identity” and “anonymity” mean. We were shocked at how many ways people are recording and dealing in our personal information....
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 EDITOR:(In response to “Causa Cobenzl”) The same tragedy is happening on Leopoldsberg. The cafe and church have been...
Design
Art and design are at the center of a semantic battle. Design can serve the purpose of making things attractive, easy to use, evocative, or simply functional. But unlike fine art, with design, there’s a mission, a problem to be solved. Some in the fine art community look down on design as a lesser form of expression; not free...
The Waters of Life from the DanubeAustria has not been known as a whisky land, but that is slowly beginning to change.In a beautiful wine cellar in Vienna’s 18th District, brandy distiller Aco Nijemcevic lets me sip his soon-to-be-released whisky, which is double-vacuum distilled using a brandy still for extra purity and then aged for three years, the minimum...
letters readers october 2015
For our first issue we have taken the liberty of creating “letters” from recent conversations and experiences highlighted in METROPOLE’s focus groups. Names have (obviously) been changed.Dear METROPOLE, Why is everything closed on Sunday? I work a 50-hour week and literally have no chance to make it to the store with these ridiculous opening hours! Back home I can go...
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