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Holding Charities Accountable

Suppose you are concerned about children in Africa dying from preventable diseases. You want to donate money to a charity that is working to reduce the death toll. But there are many charities doing that. How do you choose? The first thing that many people ask about charities is, “How much of my donation is […]

Kosovo the Day After

Just over 24 hours after Kosovo declared its independence, five diplomats and ambassadors from the Balkan region, gathered for a panel discussion on Kosovo and the European Union at Webster University. And amid all the traditional politesse, it was clear that the continuing tensions and disagreements would be difficult to resolve any time soon. Sitting […]

Cutting a (Life) Line

The first problem is going to be how to get the children to school on the edge of  the Prater. And then back down to their music lessons on Karmeliterplatz. And then back out the Austellungsstrasse to a friend’s. All of which often happened before the parents got back form work. “Everything the children do […]

‘Die Letzte Blaue’ Returns Home

‘Die Letzte Blaue’ Returns Home

The tiny and fragile Walter Arlen (b. 1920) in his dark suit and tie sat calmly at the left side of the stage at the back, at a small table, a glass of water at his hand. A microphone clipped to his jacket, he seemed tired as this concert in his honor drew to a […]

Racism Still a “Kavaliersdelikt”

The Karl Kraus Room of Café Griensteidl was packed with journalists on Mar. 20, when ZARA, Austria’s non-profit organization documenting incidents of discrimination and racial attacks, presented the annual Racism Report for 2007. Since 2000, the organization has published the only comprehensive annual report on racism in Vienna. While by no means systematic, as this […]

Hakoah: Return of Strength

Hakoah: Return of Strength

It’s not often that you see the ‘Star of David’ nowadays in Vienna’s Leopoldstadt – once the centre of one of Europe’s most vibrant Jewish communities. But now it’s flying high again on a flag outside the Hakoah sports centre deep in the Prater. Hakoah is a club steeped in tradition that, this spring, has […]

Burden Of Proof

Burden Of Proof

The paintings under dispute were clearly worth in the tens of millions of euros, so you would expect the atmosphere to be a little tense. Collector Leopold can produce bills of sale for all of them; but that’s not the point. And Salzburg law professor Georg Graf was more than happy to expound his legal […]

Singing Monks Of Heiligenkreuz

Singing Monks Of Heiligenkreuz

The Abbey of Heiligenkreuz takes up most of the little village that bears its name, nestled in a broad valley at the Western end of the Vienna Woods. About 15 kilometres (10 miles) from Vienna, it’s not far from the hunting lodge at Mayerling, where the Crown Prince Rudolf and his lover, the Baroness Vetsera, […]

Roofies

Dear Diary, I couldn’t wait for Saturday. A friend was DJ-ing at Passage, one of the most famous clubs in Vienna. After a couple of introductory drinks at my place, we headed towards the club. The atmosphere was hot – in both senses. It was packed and our friend Alex the DJ was just about […]

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