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Webber ‘Global Detective’ Alan

Webber ‘Global Detective’ Alan

American businessman Alan Webber is fascinated with the dynamics of change.  As founding publisher of the award-winning magazine Fast Company and former editor of the Harvard Business Review, Webber’s take on trends in entrepreneurship and the shifts that shape the social and political life behind them, has won him a loyal following. It has also […]

Nassfeld: Frontier Fantasies

Nassfeld: Frontier Fantasies

I flung open the window to the balcony of my room in the Gartnerkofel hotel, breathed in the icy air, and peered out over a…

Stuwerviertel: Creating Campus Life

Stuwerviertel: Creating Campus Life

It’s a tricky business to reinvent a city district. The resurrection of the Gasometer – with a shopping mall and apartment buildings – more than…

Anita Lasker-Wallfisch: Music Amid the Memories of Horror

Anita Lasker-Wallfisch: Music Amid the Memories of Horror

Anita Lasker-Wallfisch had arrived by normal train to Auschwitz in September of 1942, not in a cattle car. Although she was a Jew, her job…

In Praise of Concrete

In Praise of Concrete

Vienna is a sacred city and rightly proud of its churches. From soaring Gothic to gilded Baroque, the place boasts myriad well-documented masterpieces. Concealed in…

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Far From Flanders Fields

On 28 June 1914, the shots were fired that killed…

Keys To The City

Sunday Shopping

It’s 17:45 on a Saturday afternoon, and the fridge is…

World of Books

Literary Events: October 2013

VIENNA LIT BOOK GROUP This month, Vienna Lit’s book group reads The Maid’s Version by Daniel Woodrell. This is Woodrell’s…

God and the Devil in the Details

God and the Devil in the Details

High above, a raven sits atop a medieval torture wheel, scraps of rags still hanging from the last…

‘Silvester’ on the Graben

‘Silvester’ on the Graben

My plane set down in Vienna at 8:32 in the morning of December 31. It was grey and…

(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…

Saalbach’s Romantic Mountain Retreat

Saalbach’s Romantic Mountain Retreat

I kicked the new snow off our boots and laid the skis against the dark wood of the…

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