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Thursday, April 19, 2018
mobility
I remember the first time I sat in an electric car. It was at a sustainability event in Grafenegg. Tesla had used a lotus chassis for the first roadster that made it to Austria. My cameraman and I got the chance to ride in it and get all our questions answered: one of the perks of working in media. I got in, dug into...
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...
urban massage
The traditional Kur, a doctor-prescribed wellness retreat that’s been popular with Austrians since the days of the Kaiser, is finally coming to an end. Instead of weeks-long spa stays with massages offering a short-term amelioration of physical problems, a preventative approach will ask patients to work more for their own health. From 2019 onwards, therapies will include more physical activities...
Trevor Traina
Tech entrepreneur Traina will fill a position that has been vacant since January 2017.Fourteen months later, a new ambassador-designate is set to replace her. Like his predecessor, the new US ambassador to Austria, Trevor D. Traina is a technology entrepreneur who has founded or co-founded several successful companies and currently leads IfOnly, a company that offers “a curated selection...
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...
allforjan
As the largest protests since the Velvet Revolution in 1989 rock Slovakia, following the murder of investigative journalist Jan Kuciák and his fiancée, one young Slovak and Czech wonder what’s next for the country.by Alena Bohunická and Jan JindraSlovaks don’t have a tradition of protest, like the French or the Italians. When demonstrations do break out, though, the reasons...
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...
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