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Daring Dates: Quizzes, Crime, Camelot and More

Daring Dates: Quizzes, Crime, Camelot and More

We’ve all been there: It’s date night, and your usual smoke-filled bar full of rowdy regulars doesn’t scream romance. Neither does the restaurant around the corner, a place you’ve been so often the server doesn’t even ask for your order; he just nods and brings you “the usual”. But it doesn’t have to be this predictable. You can break free of the […]

Wien: A Romantic Interlude

New Years’ Day, 1979. In the middle of a snowy walk through Vienna, my father leads my mother into the cozy lobby of the Hilton, warms her hands between his, and in a burst of emotion, proposes. Sixteen years later, Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Céline (Julie Delpy) step off a train in the opening sequence […]

Consuming Love, Or What’s Left of It

Consuming Love, Or What’s Left of It

Will you be celebrating Valentine’s Day? Will you buy roses, go for a dinner in a luxurious restaurant, buy a little teddy bear with a big red heart? Or will you boycott that kitschy capitalistic product of American culture, condemning it as crass celebration consumption? Or will you simply be ambivalent? Well, don’t be. As […]

Letters to the Editor: November 2008

To the Editor, As a Chicagoan living in Vienna for the semester, one of the first things I noticed about Vienna was the dead silence on trams, subway cars and buses.  I made the mistake of speaking a bit too loudly on one of my first trips and was quickly silenced by several other passengers. […]

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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