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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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...
editors letter november 2017
A true Wiener says things like, “my dad is Bohemian and my mom’s from Hungary, which makes me as Viennese as it gets!” In language, cuisine, culture and attitude, Vienna attributes its differentness (Wien ist anders) to its history as a social, artistic and intellectual melting pot. But along with the remnants of Empire, Vienna is used to being...
tedxvienna
Last week’s TEDxVienna featured 20 talks on advances and breakthroughs in fields like gene editing to computer sciences mixed with personal stories of living on the edge. So we picked five talks the METROPOLE team thought stood out.Anders SandbergThe end of human society as we know it may be far away, or not. But that’s not the question Anders...
austrian holidays
Yesterday was Nationalfeiertag (the national holiday), the 62nd anniversary of the second republic, commemorating the day Austria was reestablished by the Allies as an independent, sovereign state after the Second World War.Although I caught myself without groceries again – thanks to yet another holiday – it’s pretty fantastic to be forced to take time off on such a regular...
drink tap water vienna
Ever since our ‘Good Life’ Issue, Katya Hooker finds something new to be grateful for in this city every weekI only notice how much I appreciate Vienna water when I come back from the States. Just thinking about the smell and taste of chemically treated and fluoridated water makes me gag. In Vienna, we’re spoiled. It’s literally mountain spring...
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...
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.LEIWANDadjective. 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...
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