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Austria’s Lost Generation

Austria’s Lost Generation

If there is one thing that gets Austrians riled up, it’s education. So with Education Minster Claudia Schmied retiring and new coalition talks under way, a draft for the new teacher’s employment law was circulated for comment. A mistake? A record-breaking response of 1,800, predominantly negative, comments flooded in – many of them from individual […]

The Real Game of Thrones

The Real Game of Thrones

In the TV series Game of Thrones, across a continent with more than passing resemblance to Europe, families battle to attain the Iron Throne. Drama, scheming, and no shortage of blood gushes in with each episode. The show’s popularity may be due to its violence, dragons, and a generous dose of nudity – but it […]

Legends of the Fall: The Plight of the Pumpkin

Legends of the Fall: The Plight of the Pumpkin

In the United States, fall kicks off with a hulky man in a helmet sending a lemon-shaped pigskin careening into the air. But here in Austria, it’s with the sweet Sturm offered at every turn, as careening takes off on a far more personal level. Americans have their lager, but it just isn’t in the […]

Non-staff expats earn less

Migrant entrepreneurs living and working in Vienna earn less than natives, according to the study by the Vienna Business Agency (Wiener Wirtschaftsagentur). Roughly 72% live on €800 per month. Since the 1970s, the number of non-Austrian entrepreneurs has more than tripled (to 26,200 in 2011, 81.5% of all migrants). Today, one in three entrepreneurs is […]

PolaWalk: Vienna in Eight Clicks

PolaWalk: Vienna in Eight Clicks

Oh no! I looked down in horror at the smelly black paper in my hand. The photo was ruined. “Don’t worry, you still have seven pictures left,” said Gilbert Lechner, trying to console me. It didn’t help. I had just ruined my first photograph with the Polaroid camera he had given me half an hour […]

Jazz Fest head dies

Heinz Krassnitzer passed away unexpectedly on 21 September at the age of 61. Krassnitzer was a vibrant performer and leader of the jazz scene for the last 40 years and main coordinator of the Vienna Jazz Festival. Since 1991, the summer festival has been celebrating the smooth music in venues such as the Vienna State […]

Austro-techture turns 20

For its 20-year anniversary, the Architekturzentrum Wien (Az W) is exhibiting a substantial part of its vast collection for the first time, under the title “The gold of AzW”. This exhibition includes design drawings, plans, sketchbooks, photographs and models, from important eras of Austrian architecture. At its founding in 1993, the Centre aimed to present, […]

New Schiele uncovered

New Schiele uncovered

Never before seen paintings by Egon Schiele were discovered in Lower Austria. A 38-year-old man could not believe his eyes when, sorting through the attic, he found images and texts from the world-renowned painter Egon Schiele. The pieces, dated 1913 and 1914, were among the estate of his recently deceased father, an art dealer. The […]

VIENNALE kicks off

The Viennale is Austria’s most prominent international film festival, with 96,000 viewers last year. Highlights of this year’s 300 carefully selected films are the boldly aesthetic Asiatic 3D genre; the Austrian premiere of the politically relevant Le dernier des injustes (The Last of the Unjust) a and the retrospective best flicks of Jerry Lewis. The […]

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