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(Un)dress To Impress

(Un)dress To Impress

For retro-themed ambiance, Vienna has few rivals, being somewhat Vintage itself: elegantly decrepit fin-de-siècle decadence still saturates the very walls of the manifold venues presenting themselves. One of them is the Volkstheater’s Rote Bar, home of the burlesque carnival Cirque Rouge, a celebration of vaudeville and cabaret culture taking place every few months. Setting it apart is its dedication to recreating a first-half […]

Sex, Drugs and Violin Concertos

Sex, Drugs and Violin Concertos

By all accounts, Niccolò Paganini led an interesting life: Part of the first crop of world-famous violin virtuosos, his skill on the fiddle was unrivalled:…

Mojito Coast

Mojito Coast

Nestled in a side street just off Kärtnerstraße, the Cuban dance bar El Floridita is an underground haven of alegria y pasión tropical (joy and…

Divided We Ride

In our modern, progressive city, cycling is all the rage: Ever since the Green Party’s been running the traffic authority, designated bicycle lanes have been…

Escapism in Real-Time

Escapism in Real-Time

Time is not on your side. You realise this in a quiet moment as you watch the clock implacably tick down the seconds remaining before…

Into the Great Velvet Yonder

Into the Great Velvet Yonder

To the untrained eye, Tanzcafé Jenseits looks like just another gentlemen’s club, gone bust when the skin trade…

James Hunt and Niki Lauda: Driven To Excellence

James Hunt and Niki Lauda: Driven To Excellence

“At around 170 mph, this thing’s a bomb on wheels,” future champion James Hunt appreciatively tells his soon-to-be…

Love in the Time of Globalisation

Love in the Time of Globalisation

A woman irons a shirt, telling the camera: “The Austrian Republic dictates how much money I must earn…

Wasted Youth

Wasted Youth

“Waste your youth” (dj, ) is the fitting motto of this monthly tongue-in-cheek event, dedicated to new wave…

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