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Haneke on Ageing, Loss – and Liebe

Haneke on Ageing, Loss – and Liebe

Austrian film enthusiasts couldn’t believe their ears last 27 May, when the jury at the Cannes Film Festival awarded Michael Haneke the prestigious Palme d’Or for the second time in four years, this time for Amour (distributed here as Liebe, in the English-speaking world as Love), a joint production of companies in France, Germany and […]

Hietzing: Graceful Living Remuddled

Hietzing: Graceful Living Remuddled

One day, just as I was passing the noble portal of Plachutta’s legendary Hietzinger Bräu, an exotic figure emerged with his entourage. “Why, it’s DJ Ötzi!” exclaimed my female companion excitedly. “Wow!” I said, not having the slightest idea who DJ Ötzi might be, but not wishing to appear uncool. Evidently the occasional bunte Vogel […]

’This is Not Heidi Land’

’This is Not Heidi Land’

“Everything that made the mountains charismatic has been largely taken away from us by people from the city,” says Reinhold Messner, as he glares at me from behind an enviably thick fringe of hair, as if I was responsible for this alleged outrage. Messner is known to be an uncomfortable interviewee and today, as he […]

O’Connor’s: Pub Grub For the Refined Palate

O’Connor’s: Pub Grub For the Refined Palate

What are the things you associate with a typical Irish bar? A selection of quality beers on tap, including Murphy’s and London Pride? Check. A range of single malt whiskies behind the bar? Check. A friendly staff and a welcoming atmosphere? Check. But when you’ve also got a kitchen turning out restaurant-grade food, you know […]

Poleschinski Invites Into a Pop-up Living Room

Poleschinski Invites Into a Pop-up Living Room

Combine chilling with shopping, when Austrian designer Eva Poleschinski opens her showroom to the public as a Pop-up Living Room for two days beginning 28 Sept. Couch corners and lively music will make this a stress-free find for any bargain hunter. The elaborate [ep-anouí] collection presents chic casual wear and fairytale-like evening gowns at 40% off. […]

Local Heroes: Playing to the Beat of a Different Drum

Local Heroes: Playing to the Beat of a Different Drum

They’re young, optimistic and down to earth. Not your usual rock stars, these are a new breed of “indie” artists, and they clearly love what they do. Making it as a musician in Vienna is common for classical artists, opera singers and the occasional jazz band, but when is the last time a global pop […]

Subterranean Cityscapes

Subterranean Cityscapes

Vienna’s summer streets are a hive of activity, as visitors make pilgrimage from park to palace, and market to museum. Understandably, many locals flee to the countryside for the cool and the quiet. But there is another way! And that is to head underground. Beneath the 1st District is a warren of secret places that […]

Fashion’s Perfect Form

Fashion’s Perfect Form

Fashion is a fickle thing, and much of it mystifies me. Why do women wear skirts too short to safely sit down in? Or ones that stop just above the knees, thus accenting what is surely our least appealing feature? And why do otherwise perfectly sane and intelligent men go to such trouble and expense […]

Book Review: Tim Bonyhady’s Good Living Street

Book Review: Tim Bonyhady’s Good Living Street

Vienna in Australia: Art and Memory Visiting his grandmother and great-aunt’s flat in Sydney as a child, Tim Bonyhady found the looming black furniture and wall-to-wall paintings “claustrophobic”. It was only decades later, when he began to write his family history, that he realised the massive pieces crammed into the small apartment had been designed […]

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