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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:

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.

North Korea, Sony, and Ignorance

Daniel Wagner | Posted 02.27.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

Given that the vast majority of Americans cannot identify North Korea on a map, or the name of its leader, the very idea that a major film studio would sanction the production of a movie whose plot is based on the assassination of Kim Jong-un is just plain silly.

This Is What It's Like to Flee to Europe With Syrians

Wolfgang Bauer | Posted 02.22.2015 | World
Wolfgang Bauer

This is how a journalist who writes about human traffickers suddenly became a human trafficker himself.

9 Totally Weird Holiday Traditions Around the World

Findery | Posted 02.10.2015 | Travel
Findery

There are hundreds of holiday traditions around the globe, many of which you've probably never heard of -- the giant goat made of hay (Sweden), the witch that brings candy (Italy), the burning pile of dirt (Guatemala).

Behind the Scenes at Germany's Famous Markets

Peter Mandel | Posted 02.07.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Some make pilgrimages to find the first orange leaf of fall. But I am in search of December. North Pole workshops could be gearing up at this very moment. But that is secret stuff. Since I can't get a visitor's pass there, I've got a different plan.

Our 5 Favorite Slightly Weird, Totally Wordly Holiday Traditions

Vayable | Posted 02.04.2015 | Travel
Vayable

While we're singing carols, decking the halls, and generally making merry, there's a whole world of alternate holiday traditions out there, ready and waiting for you to discover.

Hack vs Flack? What's the Problem? Geography!

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.29.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

In an increasingly globalized world, albeit with local interests, where stories often break on social media before anyone has time to breathe, journalists and PR pros can't afford to be "geography challenged."

FATCA: Are Transnational Criminal Networks Influencing US Policy?

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 01.18.2015 | Business
Natasha Srdoc

There is a fundamental difference between the privacy of banking accounts and hiding beneficial ownership in order to commit crimes. The benefits of tracking organized crime, terrorism financing and tax evasion far outweigh the risks to privacy and secrecy of accounts, which is already adequately protected by rule of law nations.

How To See More On Your Next Vacation

Viator | Posted 01.03.2015 | Travel
Viator

With some cities, you not only have the option of visiting another region, you can also stamp your passport by going to a whole different country for a few days.

Viktor E. Frankl's Devastating Letter On The Death Of His Wife And Mother In Auschwitz

Posted 10.28.2014 | Religion

Excerpted from Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl with selected letters, speeches, and essays translated by Helen Pisano. Copyright 2014. ...

See More This Winter: Travel to Europe & $ave!

trivago | Posted 12.23.2014 | Travel
trivago

The Euro at its lowest value against the US Dollar since July 2012 - currently exchanging at $1.26 - and hotel rates in many of Europe's most popular cities are lower in winter, which means that it's time to seriously consider taking a trip across the Atlantic.

XO Jane It Happened to Me: My First Crush Joined the Austrian Nazi Party By Liesl von Trapp

Sam Johnson | Posted 12.21.2014 | Comedy
Sam Johnson

So there I was 16 -- going on 17 -- looking for someone to take care of me, when all of a sudden I met Rolph.

Not a Holocaust Film

Isa Freeling | Posted 12.13.2014 | Arts
Isa Freeling

This is the story of Henrich Himmler told by himself and his family through their letters and personal diaries, which were not burned as he requested. They were secreted away by an American until the '60s, then given to the Israeli archivists.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Anthony Bourdain's Roots

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 12.08.2014 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Anthony Bourdain's very existence is against the odds, and his wanderlust almost inevitable.

A Weekend of Great New German Films Premiere at the Egyptian Theatre

Xaque Gruber | Posted 12.03.2014 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

I chatted with the Director of the Goethe Institut-Los Angeles, Fareed C. Majari, who oversees German Currents to find out more about this unique weekend of film.

Punctum. Reflections on Photography (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 10.13.2014 | Arts
VernissageTV

Curated by Séamus Kealy, the exhibition takes its cue from the term "punctum," which was coined by the French philosopher Roland Barthes. "Punctum" refers, for example, to a striking detail in the photograph that captivates the viewer.

Richard Prince: It's a Free Concert (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 10.07.2014 | Arts
VernissageTV

The American artist Richard Prince is mainly known for his photographs of iconic pictures from pop culture and his text images of chauvinist jokes. The exhibition It's a Free Concert at the Peter Zumthor-designed Kunsthaus Bregenz is the first large-scale solo show by Richard Prince in an Austrian institution.