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Vienna
Monday, October 22, 2018
public transport ubahn vienna
Maybe it was the heat, maybe it was the crowd … but every time the U-Bahn rolled into the station, there it was “Steigen Sie aus?” (“Are you getting out?”) asked a frantic voice. I mumbled an apology and flattened myself against the divider. Yes, yes, Vienna public transit is the best in the world… But that doesn’t stop its passengers...
Wien is a city of international stature in multiple ways - but too many know nothing about it. Vienna has been a premier diplomatic capital for 200 years. From the Congress of Vienna in 1814 to the present day, no other city can compete with its consistent importance, with its well-established bridge-building role and as a seat of multilateral diplomacy. Austria...
editorial once more
With contributions pouring in, Alexander Van der Bellen is out to win the Hofburg – again – and help set the tone for Europe’s future On a brilliantly sunny day in early August, Austrian presidential candidate Alexander Van der Bellen set off with a group of reporters and photographers over the mountain paths of the Kaunerberg, wedged between Italy and...
kroiß
In the current political climate, trust is at a premium. So Gerhard Kroiß (FPÖ), the deputy mayor of Wels in Lower Austria, decided it was time for the naked truth He invited his constituents to a “citizen talk” in the Welldorado Sauna.  From 17:00 to 19:00 on February 15, they would meet in the sauna buffet, and then retire for...
fake news
How a small number of young eastern Europeans have managed to influence U.S politics Fake news has no borders. Last fall, in the flurry of debunked reports of fraudulent ballot boxes, coded emails and child-sex rings pushed by D.C.-based supporters of Donald J. Trump, an even more disturbing pattern was playing out much farther from home. Days before the U.S. election,...
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...
unplugging
Summer in the mountains is a world apart: Here, the air is thick with smells of moist earth, acacia and wild honeysuckle. On a cloudless day, the light is clear and shimmering, the night sky a cascade of stars. There is no ambient urban glow, no hum of passing traffic. Instead, the background is a warble of finches and yellow...
womens clothing
The politics of women’s clothing in advertising A double billboard fills the end wall of an apartment house just off the Karmelitermarkt in Vienna’s 2nd district, heralding the beginning of summer with luscious posters of fruit smoothies and Italian beach wear. Ads always make things look good: Juicy berries and pineapple fitted with bending straws, stylish swimsuits painted onto the...
Austrian politics
Amid the erosion of the political center, little Austria may be the unlikely champion to stem the surge of the far right If there is anything worse than the deluge of daily disaster stories, it is the torrent of op-eds bemoaning the rise of the toxic “isms” – variously populism, nativism, exceptionalism, chauvinism, radicalism, nationalism – generally right-wing isms, largely...
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