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A Tale of (Fraternal) Twin Cities

Allison Pataki | Posted 03.19.2015 | 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.

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

Allison Pataki | Posted 03.03.2015 | 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.

8 Best Chain Hotels You've (Probably) Never Heard of -- But Will Love

Oyster | Posted 03.04.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Chain hotels often get a bad rap. Admittedly, some of them, with uninspired beige decor, industrial carpeting, and airline-quality breakfasts, have earned it. But they're not all that way.

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

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.10.2015 | 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?"

"Paper Love," Uncovering a Family's Past

Mindy Trotta | Posted 02.04.2015 | Books
Mindy Trotta

Much of the book is an intertwining of history and mystery, and yet romance plays a major role as well. Who was this woman with whom her grandfather had a serious love affair? Why was she left behind, and where was she now?

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.

Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph By Jan Swafford

Daniel Asia | Posted 03.23.2015 | Arts
Daniel Asia

Whether in his definitive biography of Ives, his meditation on Brahms or in this most recent offering, Swafford gets to the core of the man and deep inside the music.

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.

What Was the Biggest Battle Ever Fought?

Quora | Posted 01.07.2015 | World
Quora

There have been large and protracted actions defined as battles that have lasted weeks, months, or years. But if we want to narrow the definition of "battle" to be defined as a single uninterrupted moment of conflict, then September 12, 1683 is a strong contender.

A Timely Show on Mirrors Intrigues in Vienna

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 11.12.2014 | Arts
ARTPHAIRE

Classical civilizations believed that the mirror could show an image of the subject's soul.

Best Old World Day Trip From Vienna: Bratislava

Gail Nakada | Posted 10.27.2014 | Travel
Gail Nakada

Bratislava is fast (just one hour) and cheap ($20 dollars) to get to from Vienna. It's easy to navigate, full of old world charm, colorful buildings, and great inexpensive restaurants and cafes serving regional specialities at half the cost of Vienna.

Top 10 Art and Design Bookstores Around the World

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 10.22.2014 | Arts
ARTPHAIRE

For lovers of art and design, a travel itinerary should always include a good bookstore among its listings of local museums and art galleries. After all, a great bookstore is often a destination unto itself. Here are of ten of the most sensational bookstores for art and design around the world.

Before Sunrise in Vienna, Austria

Betsy Talbot | Posted 09.29.2014 | Travel
Betsy Talbot

We're still learning new things about each other, asking questions as we put ourselves in new situations and refitting the puzzle pieces of our personalities into different pictures as our love matures.

What City Is Your Music Soul Mate?

U.S. News Travel | Posted 08.16.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

As tunes have evolved, some cities have garnered more of a reputation than others for preserving music's narrative.

Vienna 1913: Monumental Historical Figures

Steven Clifford | Posted 08.02.2014 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

An amazing recent discovery of a handwritten diary from 1913 proves that such historic personalities as Freud, Adler, Wittgenstein, Hitler, Stalin, Schoenberg, Berg, Kokoschka, Klimt and Schiele knew each other intimately.

The Surprise Impact Of Conchita Wurst's Eurovision Triumph

Agence France Presse | Sabrina Guillard | Posted 07.13.2014 | Gay Voices

Even before Conchita Wurst's Eurovision triumph helped burnish Austria's tolerant image, Vienna was already popular with gay tourists, attracted by th...

Why the F*ck Aren't You in Bratislava?

Off Track Planet | Posted 05.12.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Slovakia is the country that used to be married to the Czech Republic before the end of the Cold War and is like the Kansas of Europe. Bratislava is situated on the far western end along the Danube river.

War Was the Best Thing to Happen to Me

Larry Crandell | Posted 05.28.2014 | Fifty
Larry Crandell

For me, going to war meant a quantum leap in the quality of my life. Otherwise, I might never have left a factory job in Newark, New Jersey. When, in 1943, I entered a training program for the Army Air Corps, my life started on a new trajectory.

We Have Consensus Houston!

Michel D. Kazatchkine | Posted 05.28.2014 | Impact
Michel D. Kazatchkine

One of the unreported key events in the mainstream media at the recently concluded 57th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna was the coming together of scientists from all over the world.

In Vienna, U.S. and Iran Building a Recipe for Success

Reza Marashi | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
Reza Marashi

With each round of talks, Iranian and Western negotiators dive deeper into the details and substance of key technical issues -- some of which had never truly been discussed.

How to Talk and Listen to Iran

William O. Beeman | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
William O. Beeman

Current negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program in Geneva have raised hopes that there may be rapprochement between Iran and the West.

In Vienna, U.S. and Iran Shave Down the Mistrust

Reza Marashi | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Reza Marashi

Unlike the fast-paced, edge-of-your seat diplomacy that secured an interim deal in Geneva, slow and steady will win the race to a final deal in Vienna. With a Gordian knot of technical problems and political differences to cut through, both sides are ready for the long haul.

(R)evolution at the 64th Berlinale: Clooneymania to Nymphomania Climaxing in a Double Decker Zeitgeist

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 04.21.2014 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

Along with a full circle (r)evolution beyond the Uncertainty Principle, the underlying signature of this Berlinale is that European specialty: no holds barred sex exploding mainstream.

In Vienna, U.S. and Iran Inch Toward a Better Future

Reza Marashi | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics
Reza Marashi

So, now the hard part begins. It is fair to point out that the gap between technical solutions and political solutions may be too wide to bridge. However, the likely alternative -- war -- is a stark reminder for both sides that the status quo is neither in their interests nor sustainable.

Art Wynwood Launches Third Edition, Brings Cash, Cans and Candy From Vienna

Sheryl Estrada | Posted 04.14.2014 | Arts
Sheryl Estrada

Street art, the crux of the international underground art movement, now has a place in the commercial market of the mainstream art world.