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Friday, July 20, 2018
Eugene Quinn’s irreverent campaign to reimagine Vienna, and break down hidebound rules of tradeIf you stare at something long enough, it can start to give you ideas – at least that’s what happened to Eugene Quinn coming out of his front door on Karmelitermarkt every morning to gaze on the preposterous, new-age rainbow facade of the apartment building across...
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We’ve been getting great feedback from our readers over social media. Thanks very much for your thoughts, ideas and insights! Check us out on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!IN RESPONSE TO: “How to ... Be an American Refugee in Austria”To the Editor,Why just Americans? Will they have special treatment? People in the U.K. have been trying to find places in...
sharing economy
The sharing economy makes us more flexible but is no substitute for a true social community.When my Airbnb host introduced me to his children I was slightly bemused. The elder one of the two boys was Bruce and the baby – you guessed it – Lee. A young family who bolstered their mortgage payments with income from Airbnb. In...
Frauen*Volksbegehren
Ten days after the official start of the Frauen*Volksbegehren – the petition for a referendum on women’s rights – organizers reported breaking the required 100,000 signature mark. Amazing? Yes. An easy win? No.The road to victory was paved with technical difficulties, both for Handysignatur (mobile phone) voters and those who flocked to the Magistrat. A technical overload crashed the...
We are exchanging ideas and blog posts with TEDxVienna. This guest post, by Katie Reschenhofer, examines the benefits of balancing long-term planning with living in the moment.While trying to make the most of their lives, many individuals tend to lose themselves in their ambition as life passes them by. The stereotypical, thrifty 9-to-5er puts aside spare earnings for a...
We’ve been getting great feedback from our readers over social media. Thanks very much for your thoughts, ideas and insights! Check us out on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!To the Editor,Bravo Metropole for presenting both sides of growing up a third culture kid! Even though there are clear advantages to this lifestyle, an identity based on frequent displacement and quick...
Editorial when in winterland
We’re now well into winter. The last cinnamon breath of Christmas is a distant memory, and the glimmering promise of spring is still too distant to cling to Though the grey days are getting gradually, doggedly longer – we’re still encircled by a frigid, icy expanse.OK, perhaps us expats, depending on where we’re from, tend:a) to talk about the weather...
Manner
Even the color is iconic: “Pantone rose” is a registered trademark for Austria’s signature snack – Manner Schnitten, the pink block of hazelnut cream wafers on the country’s candy shelves, and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s legendary power food.Carl Manner, nephew of the founder and patriarch of the family company, who died April 19, 2017 at age 87, must have been a...
Britain, our role model in language, constitutional law, education and business, would gradually feel farther and farther awayI want to encourage my children to learn English, although they are not always as enthusiastic as I would wish.  So this year I am taking them for the first time to London, to show them the cradle of that global language,...
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