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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 04.30.2015 | 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 04.24.2015 | 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 04.10.2015 | 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 04.09.2015 | 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 04.01.2015 | 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.

The Berlinale Diaries: Woman Power, the Eyes of a Thief Have It and Darren Aronofsky

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.15.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

This year's Berlinale is certainly woman-centric. There are exceptional leading ladies commanding the red carpet as Juliette Binoche did on opening night, in her tuxedo-inspired white gown and fresh make up.

Best of Berlinale: A Conversation With Simon Curtis on Woman in Gold

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.12.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

In his director's statement for the stunning new film Woman in Gold, which world premiered at this year's Berlinale as part of their Special Gala line-up, Simon Curtis writes "the film is about identity and asks the question, are you where you're from or where you are?"

Staying in and Dining out in Vienna

John Mariani | Posted 03.28.2015 | Travel
John Mariani

Just about every restaurant in Vienna has a menu provided in English.

Alaska Snowboarder Ryan Stassel Dazzles in Gold-Medal Slopestyle Run

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.24.2015 | Sports
Alaska Dispatch News

Anchorage snowboarder Ryan Stassel struggled for words Wednesday after becoming the first American to win a world championship in slopestyle.

Paris Attacks and the Kalashnikovs From the Balkans -- The Ignored Enemy From Within

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 03.19.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

Designing a long-term strategy and implementing effective policies to successfully deal with radical Islam on Western soil can no longer be delayed. In the immediate future, strong rule of law nations must deal with enemies within our midst which are facilitating:

Austria Is Seeking To Expropriate Hitler's Childhood House

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 01.14.2015 | World

VIENNA (AP) — The Austrian government is looking at options that would allow it to take possession of the house where Adolf Hitler spent his early c...

Vienna Is One of the Most Civilized Cities in Europe

John Mariani | Posted 03.14.2015 | Travel
John Mariani

Today the city looks much like it did before the war, with an exceptional variety of architectural styles, dating from the Romanesque to the Baroque and Neo-Classical.

Spotting a True New Yorker

Martin Berusch | Posted 03.08.2015 | New York
Martin Berusch

Nothing defines a city better or more powerfully than the people who live and interact within it. The simple acts of residents going about their daily lives give a city its flavor, its personality, its appeal, its uniqueness. This couldn't be any truer for New York City.