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Austrian Filmmaker Nominated for an Oscar

A film by Austrian director Stefan Ruzowitzky, Die Fälscher (The Counterfeiters), was nominated in January for an Oscar as the Best Film in a Foreign Language, marking the first time in 22 years that an Austrian film has been nominated for this award. It tells the story of the largest counterfeiting operating in history, based […]

Vienna and Me

It’s midnight in Vienna. The night is soft and quiet; I have just gotten home after a long day, full of studies, talks and emotions. Desperate to get out from under this, I want it just to be over before I drop. On my way home I decided to take a taxi, an unthinkable luxury. […]

Another Day at Karlsplatz

I was on the way home from downtown Vienna, attempting to catch the U4 at Karlsplatz. Navigating through the groups of junkies and trying not to trip over empty beer cans, I couldn’t miss the spiffy new mirrored walls lining the concourse from Karlsplatz to Akademiestrasse. In 30 cm black lettering, fascinating facts were embedded […]

A Little Help

I stopped in at McDonalds on the Praterstrasse the other day to have a snack. While standing in the queue, waiting for my turn, staring at burgers and French fries, which made me really hungry, I spotted an old lady counting her coins, as the clerk turned to her ready to take her order. The […]

Vienna Faces

Vienna Faces

Terry, a dealer in African Art, was born in Nairobi, Kenya, and lives in Vienna’s 18th District.  This is the fifth portrait of Vienna Faces, a series of drawings for The Vienna Review by artist Martin Huxter, prize-winner at the John Moores Exhibition for Painting. Huxter has been living and working as an artist in […]

Slavery Now

“The men rushed us out of the house, but I saw the girl floating in the pool.” Tears are running down Anja’s pale cheeks. She takes another cigarette. The scene she is describing occurred in a house where she and several other girls had to service men, Russians mainly, she says, and where one of […]

Defending the Freedom Agenda

Former Syrian MP and political prisoner Mamoun al-Homsi, Kurdish activist Djengizkhan Hasso of the Executive Council of the National Assembly of Kurdistan and I recently met with President George W. Bush in the Oval Office. National Security Adviser Steven Hadley, Deputy National Security Adviser Elliott Abrams, National Security Adviser to the Vice President John Hannah […]

Letters to the Editor: February 2008

Ref: Coverage of Erich Wolfgang Korngold, (VR,  Dec 07 – Jan 08) To the Editor,  I’ve just returned to Vienna and found a copy of The Vienna Review waiting for me. What can I say? I’m very grateful to Dardis McNamee and Matthias Wurz for taking such an interest in our exhibition and the related […]

Commitment Phobia

Since the publication of Andrew G. Marshall’s book I Love You, But I’m Not in Love With You, we know that the way you say the “magic word” actually matters. However, what if a guy tells you he’s IN love with you, convinces you to transfer to his college or workplace in another country to […]

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