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 fri...
Eugene Quinn’s irreverent campaign to reimagine Vienna, and break down hidebound rules of trade If 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 doo...
Kahlenberg
Charm is an elusive quality, a mix of beauty, setting, an appeal to the heart. Something precious. Even in Vienna, it should never be taken for granted. Hence the fears over the fate of the Café-Restaurant Cobenzl on the Kahlenberg. Longtime manager...
farming
To keep women on the land, things will have to change. One of the most successful programs in the history of ­Austrian television is a quirky dating show called Bauer sucht Frau (Farmer Seeks Wife), created in 2005 by Austria’s private televisio...
Over the past seven years, from Ukraine to Greece, Europe has been in perpetual crisis mode. Now, it is a migration crisis. But to respond effectively, Europe must move beyond crisis mode to understand both what it is facing and what it wants to achi...
After the dramatic results of Super Tuesday, the Republican party establishment is waking up to the fact that its front-runner is a man many of them consider dangerous and few took seriously – and who very likely may win the party’s nomination for pr...
populism
A collective sigh of relief across Europe: With Norbert Hofer and Geert Wilders defeated at the polls, right-wing, anti-European populism appears to be in retreat – at least for now. There’s even talk of a reverse “Trump effect”: After seeing the ch...
U.S. needs to shoulder a bigger share of the burden, expert says at Vienna panel discussion on refugee policy Refugee experts speaking Sunday during a panel discussion at the Burgtheater in Vienna may not have directly addressed the political co...
kern
The dangerous dance with Kern, Kurz and Strache The image alone must have sent a shiver through the souls of decent chardonnay socialists, to see their chieftain consorting with the Klassenfeind (archenemy). Yet in July 2016 Christian Kern, fres...
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