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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
A prominent historian and Vienna expert gives insight into what Vienna owes to outsiders in a treatise that dips and weaves from the present to the 19th century and into the future.Philipp Blom does more than merely live the life of an expat in Austria’s capital. Through his books...
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Film DirectorEven at the tender age of 10, Stefan Ruzowitzky, 55, was not a dreamer but a doer. After seeing his brother perform in the annual school play, he had already had his hopes set on directing the next one. When it was cancelled, he simply went ahead and...
As we enter or leave this world, there are those seldom-thanked individuals that accompany us. We spoke to people who think and talk about living and dying every dayMidwifeTalk about “midwifery” to an American, and they will start thinking about antiquated methods of childbearing. Midwives were gradually replaced by...
On our path to a knowledge society, understanding the world around us is ever more importantManager, Wikimedia AustriaWe might use them every day, but few of us stop to consider who is behind the biggest online platforms. As the standard go-to source for information, Wikipedia has become an institution...
Head of special needs care at the Haus der Barmherzigkeit (HABIT), an assisted-living facility.  It is easy to see why Helga Haselmayer is good at her job. Kind and patient, the 47-year-old has been developing her approach towards interacting with others for almost 30 years. It’s about attitude, openness and...
Laying to rest a companion to controversy in Austria’s struggle with its national socialist past.As Elisabeth Waldheim was laid to rest in the presidential crypt in front of St. Karl Borromäus Church in Vienna’s central cemetery on Mar 9, mourners threw red roses onto her coffin.  It marked the...
Ballerina, Vienna State OperaLife is short. A ballet dancer’s career is even shorter, as Vienna State Opera leading soloist Nina Poláková, 31, wistfully observes.  The Slovak beauty got her start at age 10, when after trying out for the Bratislava Dance Conservatory on a whim, she landed first place...
Sofia-born artist, Plamen Dejanoff lives and works quite comfortably in ViennaSince 1995, he has exhibited his artwork in galleries, trade fairs and museums around the world, including a solo show at the Belvedere’s 21er Haus in 2015. We asked him what he thinks differentiates the perception of luxury in...
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