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After Dark: in the Pratersauna

Smack between the Hauptallee and the Prater Amusement Park, there is a most eclectic venue. Hot summer nights see young things trolling through the dark, wooded area – past herds of women of the night – seeking an asylum revered by several generations of Viennese. Part nightclub, part bar, part sauna, Pratersauna is a legend […]

Book Review: Franz Rottensteiner’s The Black Mirror & Other Stories

Book Review: Franz Rottensteiner’s The Black Mirror & Other Stories

Reality Re-imagined: Doomsday, Aliens and Absolute Zero “If a story of the future is to be believable, it must be related to reality and remain…

The Gate Crasher: All the Town’s a Stage

The Gate Crasher: All the Town’s a Stage

A hush went over the large room as the British Ambassador Simon Smith took center stage, welcoming the guests to The Residence extraordinaire that is…

Vienna Circle: Okanagan Hockey School

A Canadian hockey academy might, at first glance, seem out of place in the heart of Lower Austria. With a mission statement “to encourage the…

Occupy Vienna: Global Revolution Hits Home

Occupy Vienna: Global Revolution Hits Home

Emerging from the escalator at the Westbahnhof U-Bahn station, the crowd surged forward, carrying us directly into the swelling group of activists-. “We’re gonna make…

Vienna Circle: The IDEA Society

Dedicated to the “International Development and Enhancement of Arts,” the Vienna-based IDEA Society is a non-profit organization that…

“I dived head first as my heel caught on the edge of the ramp”

“Lucky you didn’t fall all the way down,” chuckled Maggie from behind the brim of her grey fedora.…

Book Review: Peter Stephan Jungk’s Crossing the Hudson

Bridge Over Troubled Water “To me, bridges are songs in space,” states one of the many passing characters…

Dog Day Afternoon

The full heat of summer was bearing down on my shoulders as I stood outside the gate of…

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