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Friday, July 13, 2018
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...
readers april 2018
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, Congratulations on your commentary on immigration that I read at first when I received your paper. I read it with growing excitement because it is right on the point. I’ve passed...
The City of Vienna prides itself in being out of the ordinary – “Wien ist anders” promise the posters from the Vienna Tourism Board. But if “Vienna is different”, the Viennese Technoball is really different – mixing the costumes of Carnival and the drubbing of DJs, with the “I’ll try anything” spirit of Cabaret. For one thing, there’ the dress...
readers march 2018
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.Dear Metropole staff, Thank you for this wonderful and informative article on Maestro Bernstein and his relationship to Vienna and its music. Bernstein’s accomplishments and artistry are legendary. On a personal note, I was...
buergerschreck meaning
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.BürgerschreckNoun. Lit. “Terrorizer of the Bourgeoisie;” A person who deliberately tries to shock and offend the conservative middle classes with provocative behavior. Most commonly used in reference to Punk rockers, artists, Anarcho-Communists, exhibitionists, juvenile delinquents, Hippies, drag...
Two young Austrians, one living in Brazil, with an occasional trip home, the other just back in Vienna, after extended stays in Prague, Strasbourg, Paris and northern Italy, talk about Austria – because there are things about the country that you only realize when you live abroad.By Jacob Lassar and Benjamin Wolf
editors letter art
Art is always of its time, and the best of it, timeless. From classical portraiture to contemporary installations, visual art recreates life, nature and emotion through the filters of skill and the human imagination.Art provokes awe, puzzlement, joy and ridicule. The work of one artist rarely resembles that of the next and, along with technological and societal advances, art evolves with us.In Vienna, it has...
proporz
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.PROPORZNoun. The proportional division of public offices along party lines. While it’s understood that democracies assign seats in parliament according to election results and coalition governments form cabinets by divvying up ministries, Austria...
leigh turner
Guest contributor UK Ambassador Leigh Turner to Austria has been exploring nostalgia. On his second tour living in Vienna, he is revisiting the memories and objects he has collected over the years.The pen, made by a German company, Pelikan, cost me nothing.  It is neither fashionable nor new. Yet I value it more than any other writing implement I...
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