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Feb 2017

You won’t read about it in the tourist brochures. They don’t allocate any of the marketing budget to it. But still, the visitors know. And the locals are proud of it:  Vienna is the city of spies. Personally, I’d always …

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If the recent election has taught us anything, it’s that details do not matter anymore.

We’re now well into winter. The last cinnamon breath of Christmas is a distant memory, and the glimmering promise of spring is still too distant to cling to.

How a small number of young eastern Europeans have managed to influence U.S politics.

Amid the erosion of the political center, little Austria may be the unlikely champion to stem the surge of the far right.

A quick-and-dirty synopsis of last month’s headlines in Vienna.

As chairmanship revolves to Austria, we listened to what Foreign Minister Kurz sees as the biggest challenges.

Vienna has never tried to curb the activities of foreign spies. Over the past century, it’s become the go-to stage for the dramas of global espionage.

Edith Tudor-Hart photographed poverty, society and children in Vienna and the U.K. and also helped launch Britain’s most notorious ring of spies for the Soviet Union.

Whether they’re uncovering drug cartels, teaching how to protect secrets, improving the image of the police department or fighting corruption, skepticism is their speciality.

Whether they’re uncovering drug cartels, teaching how to protect secrets, improving the image of the police department or fighting corruption, skepticism is their speciality.

Whether they’re uncovering drug cartels, teaching how to protect secrets, improving the image of the police department or fighting corruption, skepticism is their speciality.

Whether they’re uncovering drug cartels, teaching how to protect secrets, improving the image of the police department or fighting corruption, skepticism is their speciality.

Are you cut out for 00 status? Improve your combat skills, polish your manners, and become wine, poker and dance floor savvy. It could just save your life.

Data science is currently among the hottest fields of study and its practitioners are in high demand.

How does Austria deal with Europe’s estimated €1 trillion shadow economy of black-market crime, petty tax evasion and corporate profit shifting?

In Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany, Norman Ohler shows how methamphetamines made the German Blitzkrieg possible.

The story of Stefan Zweig’s exile years is compellingly told in George Prochnik’s literary biography.

Graham Greene’s The Third Man: An iconic portrait of gloom and corruption in Austria’s postwar capital.

The Vienna chapter of the Women’s March on Washington was a flashback to 1960s activism.

We met with Cold War expert Oliver Rathkolb to talk about the city’s spy-filled past and how it’s impossible to keep a secret in Vienna.

The enduring fascination of string quartets for musicians, composers and audiences.

The legendary soundtrack composer goes on tour, celebrating 60 years of music.

On its 18th birthday, this world music festival explores Spain

The Vienna Theatre Project puts on Ayad Akhtar’s The Who and the What, where logos, mythos and gender intersect.

Vienna’s English Theatre presents Anthony Shaffer’s exemplary thriller, filled with deceit and deception.

Georgia O’Keeffe stars in her largest retrospective outside of her home country.

Film stills as drama suspended, art as advertisement: Even if you’ve never seen the movie, chances are you know the image.

First-time director James Schamus brings Philip Roth’s novel Indignation to the screen.

Iconic and iconoclastic, the famous German director is celebrated in a retrospective at the Austrian Film Archive

Vivid color, audacious dance moves and spirited show tunes define a genre making a modern comeback.

For the “Spy Issue” we went to Vienna’s sister city of espionage, London. There we delved into the ‘60s era of fashion unnoticed and put together timeless looks for our very own Moneypenny.

Fashion’s dark side is cleverly disguised in fancy sets and luxurious outfits; Here are some pointers on how to survive the fake laughs.

Nychos is a rising star of the Viennese and international graffiti scene. He gave us a look into his life as a street artist from a beach in Maui, because even outlaws need a vacation.

Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good whiskey is barely enough. Mark Twain

Steinthal’s stripped-back dishes showcase the best of local produce.

The new Neapolitan-style pizzeria Via Toledo entices with a Valoriani oven and lots of southern cordiality.

The Markterei Lindy-hops onto the after-work bandwagon with their new evening event, Tanzerei.

These three shops in Vienna offer excellent wine accessories By Catherine Hooker & Leopold Winkler

The Okanagan Hockey Academy turns out talented players in St. Pölten, hoping to win over Austria and Europe.

The proud Arlberg region looks to the future as a new lift system makes it the largest continuous ski resort in Austria.

Ahhh, Vienna! It’s the city of Gemütlichkeit, semi-precious neutrality, badly and well-kept secrets as well as the go-to location for the odd diplomatic or spy-related kerfuffle. We felt the city should have the last word on its own secrets. Get …

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