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Vienna
Monday, July 16, 2018
food drink Austria
Of all the things I have learned in Vienna, the art of enjoying food has been the most valuable. My family had taken me to nice restaurants back home in New York, but my first glimpse of real Genuss was here in V-town. Having arrived as a budding teenager, I was “coming of age.” Everything was new and exciting....
Liste Pilz founder Peter Pilz has finally taken his seat in parliament after initially declining it in the wake of sexual harassment allegations against him after his party’s surprise win at the 2017 national elections. It was far from a triumphal entry however; at Monday’s swearing in, almost all female members of parliament staged a walkout in protest over...
tamara mascara
Whether she's playing games with gender and sexuality, or just celebrating love, music, fashion, this drag queen is an expert on being fabulousTamara Mascara, Drag Queen  I’m a Wiener – I love saying that. In Austria we have one Wurst, but I’m a Wiener! When Tamara Mascara came to meet us at a little coffeehouse in the 1st district, she took a taxi. An...
Liechtenstein
How well do you know your neighbors? We looked into the Alpine Republic’s special relationship with each of themAh, the mountainous microstate sandwiched between Austria and Switzerland, the principality on the Rhine, the constitutional monarchy with a sordid history of taxation scandals and a miniscule population of around 37,000 citizens. German-speaking Liechtenstein is Austria’s most erudite (with the highest...
editorial
Austrian football fans have reason to celebrate. Against all odds, their team has not only qualified for the European Championship, but is also taken as a serious contender in a group with Portugal, Iceland and Hungary – a first in the modern history of Austrian football.Not, however, if one looks further back. In the early 1900s, footballers from across...
brexit errors
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editorial
The Olympics in Rio didn’t provide Austrians with all that much cause for cheer. While it rains medals on the self-dubbed “sports nation” every winter, its athletes for the Summer Olympics fight an uphill battle Whereas they proudly brought home seven medals – two of them gold – from the Games in Athens in 2004, they counted a mere three...
Actor-comedian Patrick Lamb, a British expat who presents a monthly English Comedy Night in Vienna, keeps his Facebook friends amused with his frequent, witty posting. In this post written on June 16th, though, Lamb showed his thoughtful, no-nonsense side about a serious matter – the upcoming Brexit vote. He has kindly permitted Metropole to republish it.I am writing this...
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