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Saturday, January 19, 2019
día de los muertos

Spirits of Mexico

Whether you avoid your countrymen or seek out their company, everyone needs something to remind them of home. For Mexicans, it’s the Day of the Dead Fancy coming to a massive party? It’ll be chock-full of music, dancing, inappropriate jokes...
The countries of Europe are faced with tidal waves of newcomers, bringing with them different values, unfamiliar cultures, and untried skills that must now be factored into daily life Picture a room: Twenty-two young men, six chairs, four whiteboards, no desks. And a young...
How well do you know your neighbors? We looked into the Alpine Republic’s special relationship with each of them An Austrian Kabarettist recently put it this way: “We Austrians have a permanent inferiority complex, we think the Germans are better...
Across the sprawling Habsburg monarchy, castles and courtyards, opera houses and onion domes projected their power and today the heritage of a shared culture All great empires leave an architectural footprint. It’s a portrait of a kind that tells us...
Austria’s path from the heart of an empire to a resilient republic was a stony one. It’s the story of a country finding its identity. The Great War had begun with banners flying, with proud young soldiers in crisp uniforms marching off to heroism and the...
In my youth, a small band of visionaries led by Jean Monnet transformed the European Coal and Steel Community first into the European Common Market and then the EU. People of my generation were enthusiastic supporters of the process. I...
How well do you know your neighbors? We looked into the Alpine Republic’s special relationship with each of them “So it’s Spaghetti alla Bolognese as the first course, then Wiener Schnitzel – and then I'll prepare some Kaiserschmarrn to have...
Cultural heritage is not just monuments, artworks, and great literature — it is, above all, who we are. To a newcomer, Austria may not seem like a strange country. Stunningly beautiful but with people who, at first encounter, can seem...
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...
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