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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
TEDx Vienna
On a beautiful and sunny Saturday afternoon, a steady stream of young people filed into the Gartenbaukino. What would make these determined folks forego a leisurely day at the nearby Stadtpark in favor of a dimly lit arthouse cinema?The draw was a rather unusual TEDx event organized by TEDx Vienna: no local tech and thought leaders were invited to...
Hungary Austria
How well do you know your neighbors? We looked into the Alpine Republic’s special relationship with each of themWhenever Austria and Hungary play each other in soccer, sooner or later someone cracks the old joke: “Today it’s Austria - Hungary!”, “Oh, and who’s on the other side?”.Yes there was a time long past when Austria and Hungary were two realms joined in...
cover story pimp city
From San Diego to Copenhagen, From Vienna to Singapore, everybody wants to become a smart city. But how do you upgrade the world's most livable city?As he carefully takes the slat out of the hive, the solar panels in the background begin to gleam again in the sun. Not bothered at all by the swarm of bees whirring around him,...
last word nervenkitzel
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:   NERVENKITZEL   lit. “nerve tickle”; an informal German expression denoting the thrill and rush of adrenaline-inducing activities. While anglophones can have their fancies or funny bones tickled, German speakers are content with it being done to...
osce
There’s always a strange calm in the press benches whatever the weight of the unfolding event. The armored limousines roll up in front of the Hofburg, the Great and the Good emerge onto the red carpet to be greeted by the Charmer in Residence, Austria’s (still) foreign minister Sebastian Kurz - and the hounds of the media are sipping coffee...
top 10 articles
While most of us are glad that 2016 is behind us, it’s definitely good to remember it wasn’t all bad. Here are Metropole’s top 10 articles of the last year.10.Number ten went out to all Americans looking to enjoy some turkey in the city and discuss anything but politics.  9.Anticipating the great Democratic migration of 2017, we prepared a guide...
Alexander Van der Bellen becomes Austria’s New PresidentAustria has elected a new, Europe-loving president, Alexander Van der Bellen, a university economics professor and the Vienna-born son of refugees, who ran as an independent in this most unpredictable of races. In a virtual photo finish, Sunday’s lead of 51.9% lead for opponent Norbert Hofer had reversed by Monday afternoon, as...
The countries of Europe are faced with tidal waves of newcomers, bringing with them different values, unfamiliar cultures, and untried skills that must now be factored into daily lifePicture a room: Twenty-two young men, six chairs, four whiteboards, no desks. And a young woman. The men, aged 16 to 25, are from Afghanistan and Iraq, Syria and Pakistan, Iran and Morocco. The woman,...
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...
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