tanja reither profile on gendered gaming
"Girls are under ten times more pressure than guys. Sometimes I feel like we’re just reduced to our looks and not really seen for our gaming skills.” Tanja Reither’s mother used to worry about her. A divorced parent of a millennial, she couldn’...
karl schlag at his desk
Economics Professor, University of Vienna In an unpredictable world, you need strategies that do not rely on being able to predict others. In this way, different people with different objectives can live together better.” Karl Schlag is not a b...
A symbol for peace that needs to work on its visibility. More support from the Austrian government would also be a help.
building by night next to water
Those of us who reside in another member state live more “European” lives than anyone. Yet we feel disenfranchised.
In an increasingly gamified world, it matters who controls your character.
tourist shot of Salzburg
Born out of the ashes of the Great War, the Salzburg Festspiele carries on Max Reinhardt's dream of a Europe united through culture. Where other nations lionize inventors, generals or captains of industry, Austrians worship at the altar of high ar...
The genre is experiencing a global renaissance – and Vienna's analog gamers have never had more opportunity to find a place at the table. 
A cruise down the Danube offers a leisurely view of southeastern Europe
the manager summer in the city
Under the shady trees of the Augarten, fabulous food and refreshments await at Schankwirtschaft.
table at a casino
More revenues, more products and more gambling addicts. With the state reaping both taxes and profits, laws mostly protect operators, not consumers.  “You should always be a bit informed,” declares an elderly gentleman as he collects his Seidl at ...
role-players at Comic Con in Vienna
A growing number of conventions and groups prove that dressing up doesn't have to end when you grow up. It’s undeniable: Nerd culture has moved into the mainstream. The gaming industry is bigger than Hollywood, Korean pop music is a global phe...
monika racek CASINO
At a gaming café outside Vienna, Monika Racek, the CEO of the Admiral Casinos and Entertainment AG talks addiction, legislation and why old ladies play the slots. Monika Racek has always liked working with people. Before she got into gaming, Racek...
charms of the Ferris wheel and park
A whistle blares unmistakably through the bushes and shrubs. The little train is ready to depart. “Einsteigen bitte!” (All aboard!) says an automated voice. The green passenger car with yellow wheels and the No. 5 printed on the side shudders...
dancing lessons at studio
Ever since its inception, Impulstanz has grown in reach and output while welcoming all ages, all levels, all bodies.  The expansive world of contemporary dance has its share of preconceptions to deal with: Many people feel apprehensive about joini...
eu parliament
Amid foreign efforts to undermine Western democracy, decisive questions increasingly can only be addressed in Brussels. So here we are, at press time, with Austria’s governing coalition deservedly in tatters. After the release of a fatally comprom...
digital destroying paper
Social media allows journalists to reach their audiences directly, bypassing traditional structures. Does it also affect their credibility? Austrians have known it since childhood, and many tune in daily to Austrian television’s nightly news progr...
figures outside of the convention
Forget the idea of Vienna as a big open-air museum. It's really one big playground. “Jackpot!” a young woman yells excitedly, after her boyfriend managed to roll three cherries at the Mankomania casino. Her passionate outburst isn’t over her belov...
exterior KS
This summer, Kleinod Stadtgarten could be the ideal place to see and be seen.
museum cover
At the Wien Museum, the US-educated Austrian scholar wants to use the incidents of history to question the way we live now. In Vienna, museums are everywhere: At last year’s Lange Nacht der Museen, over 700 took part, from the KHM, the Leopold or ...
brexit
Among the independent, export-based economies of the region, no one comes out a winner of Brexit.