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Greek Talk in an Austrian Castle

Cate Montana | Posted 07.09.2015 | Travel
Cate Montana

So I'm sitting on the ramparts of an 11th century Austrian castle, watching the moon rise, talking about--of all things--Greece and European politics....

Gregor Collins Talks Life, Love & Maria Altmann

Erika Finn | Posted 06.26.2015 | Arts
Erika Finn

I met up with Gregor Collins, author of the The Accidental Caregiver: How I Met, Loved, And Lost Legendary Holocaust Refugee Maria Altmann, at a bar in the east village of NYC.

Favorite Things: The Sound of Music Film Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary in Salzburg

Shoshana Greenberg | Posted 06.26.2015 | Arts
Shoshana Greenberg

As a child, you most likely sang "Do-Re-Mi" or maybe even "My Favorite Things." And chances are you watched the film version of The Sound of Music, an adaptation of the 1959 Broadway musical about a nun-in-training who becomes a governess to seven motherless children in an Austria about to enter World War II.

Man Plows Car Into Crowd In Austria, 3 Killed

AP | Posted 06.20.2015 | World

VIENNA (AP) — A man apparently distraught over personal issues drove his SUV into a crowd in Austria's second largest city Saturday, killing a 4-yea...

Germany's Leadership Role in Advancing Economic Freedom: Opportunity for All, Favoritism for None

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 06.19.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

The topics of strengthening the transatlantic partnership and advancing economic freedom were brought to the forefront, when we gathered in Brussels at a dinner event of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in December 2014.

Get Laid For Free And Protest Taxes At This Austrian Brothel

Reuters | Posted 06.15.2015 | World

VIENNA (Reuters) - An Austrian brothel is offering customers free sex in a summer-long protest over what its owner sees as punitive tax payments. "...

Waterloo: 200 Years Later, Napoleon to Lose Again

Bob Schulman | Posted 06.07.2015 | Travel
Bob Schulman

The folks who hang their hats around the little Belgian village of Waterloo are shortly going to have a lot of company. That's because an expected 139,000 spectators will be headed their way for the upcoming bicentennial reenactment of the Battle of Waterloo

Major Austrian Newspaper Says It's Sorry For Printing Nazi Death Notice

AP | Posted 06.02.2015 | World

VIENNA (AP) — A major Austrian newspaper has apologized for printing a death notice that carried the Nazi storm troop rank of the deceased. The ann...

Nuclear Realism

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics
Robert Koehler

There's a category of political intellectuals who proudly proclaim themselves "realists," then proceed to defend and advance a deeply faith-based agenda that centers on the ongoing necessity to prepare for war, including nuclear war.

Reliving and Reviving Memories

Diana M. Raab | Posted 05.07.2015 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

I continue to celebrate and honor my grandmother's life by following her passions for reading and writing. Both these pastimes are an integral part of my own life. This is my way of honoring her.

Austrian Baker Makes Dark Political Statement With Giant 9/11 Cake

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 05.01.2015 | World

An Austrian cafe owner and baker expressed his frustration with his country's main political parties this week, invoking the horrific attacks on 9/11 ...

Ignore the Critics! Woman in Gold Shines Brightly

Lev Raphael | Posted 06.30.2015 | Arts
Lev Raphael

The critics seem to have had an agenda because their reviews reek of disappointment. I went with curiosity, but I honestly did not expect to be moved, having seen dozens of movies and documentaries about the Holocaust and read hundreds of books about it.

'Arma Virumque Cano' - Militarism and Parades in Asia

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 06.22.2015 | World
Franz-Stefan Gady

Military parades are an indispensable political platform for communicating power and ambition and are now amplified by the tools of mass media, which can orchestrate and glamourize rhythmic ranks of well-booted warriors and rolling chariots of gleaming steel.

Austria's Wine Future Looks Brightest in Burgenland

John Mariani | Posted 06.10.2015 | Taste
John Mariani

These wines are made to be drunk young, though the reds can certainly mature with a few years in bottle.

Pornosophy: Is F*cking Losing Its Meaning?

Francis Levy | Posted 06.09.2015 | Comedy
Francis Levy

The word fuck is slowly losing it's meaning. The Oxford dictionary defines it as a verb, to "have sexual intercourse with." Of course it can be used as a noun such as in the sentence, "it was a great fuck," or a gerund, say in "he got a good fucking," which means he got the short end of the stick.

Movie Review: Woman in Gold -- The Art of Justice

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.01.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Does it matter that Woman in Gold, Simon Curtis' moving drama about a woman seeking the return of art the Nazis stole from her family 50 years earlier, seems stenciled from a familiar template?

Europe's Remarkable New War on Facebook

Mark Weinstein | Posted 05.29.2015 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Remember the name Max Schrems. He's a European David firing his slingshot at the modern-day Goliath you know as Facebook.

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 05.28.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

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A Tale of (Fraternal) Twin Cities

Allison Pataki | Posted 05.19.2015 | Travel
Allison Pataki

When you drive across the border from Austria into Hungary, you barely know that you've passed an international boundary. This took me by surprise the first time I made the two and a half hour drive from Vienna to Budapest.

Austria and the Future of Alpine Cuisine

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 05.18.2015 | Taste
Fabio Parasecoli

What emerged in the discussion is the struggle for Austrian cuisine to acquire a precise and readable distinctiveness.

Austria's Burgenland Is Full of Wildlife and Wine

John Mariani | Posted 05.13.2015 | Travel
John Mariani

This is not an area dotted with little Hansel-and-Gretel-style cottages, for the Burgenlanders are a practical people who live in minimally decorated, comfortable stucco homes.

A Tale of Two Menus: Eating in Sister Cities on the Danube

Allison Pataki | Posted 05.03.2015 | Travel
Allison Pataki

Sure enough, the same items kept popping up on every menu, whether I was in the Hungarian or Austrian capital. There was Hungarian goulash everywhere I went in Austria and the Austrian Schnitzel all over the other side of the border.

When Comedy Writers Changed the World

Omri Marcus | Posted 05.02.2015 | Comedy
Omri Marcus

We proved that comedy is more than half-time relief. It has real social power.

Austria Passes Controversial Law Limiting Islamic Practice

Reuters | Shadia Nasralla | Posted 04.28.2015 | Religion

Austria's parliament passed a law on Wednesday that seeks to regulate how Islam is administered, singling out its large Muslim minority for treatmen...

Croatia: 'Criminal Enterprise HDZ' Takes Over Presidency -- Organized Crime and the Rise of Nationalism

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 04.16.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

Strong rule of law nations must urgently address transnational organized crime in the Balkan region's mafia states including Croatia, and, help establish the rule of law and independent judiciary.