pragmatisierung
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:   PRAGMATISIERUNG   A practice commonly associated with Aus...
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 f...
Two journalists, both first-hand witnesses of Slovakia’s transition from a place through the looking glass to a country at the heart of the European project, ponder the road it has taken and the challenges ahead. By Dardis McNamee & Pavol Múdr...
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...
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 ...
may day
May Day is fast approaching, and if you haven't yet experienced the “Tag der Arbeit” (Labor Day) in Vienna, then brace yourself for a day of festivities to celebrate equality, justice and Socialism in Austria. What is the deal with May Day in Vien...
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 inves...
We were fighting an uphill battle. No one was being paid and there was a constant state of upbeat panic. When we founded Metropole, it seemed like the cards were stacked against us. But we were going to show everyone we could do it; everyone who d...
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