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Councillors resign over film with Nazi symbols
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Councillors resign over film with Nazi symbols

Two Burgenland ÖVP councillors who appeared surrounded by Nazi memorabilia in Ulrich Seidl's new documentary feature, In The Basement, have resigned. READ  

Wurst receives statuette from Mayor
PHOTO: APA/HERBERT NEUBAUER

Wurst receives statuette from Mayor

In recognition not only of her message, but also of her courage and endurance in the face of hostile and negative reactions, Vienna Mayor Michael Häupl presented Eurovision Song Contest winner Conchita Wurst with the Vienna Golden Town Hall man statuette on Wednesday afternoon. READ  

Freud's voice to be heard again in Vienna
PHOTO: FILE

Freud's voice to be heard again in Vienna

Exactly 75 years after the death of Sigmund Freud, the Vienna museum dedicated to his life and work will present the only surviving audio recording of the founder of psychoanalysis. READ  

Vienna State Opera loses second star conductor
PHOTO APA/HERBERT NEUBAUER

Vienna State Opera loses second star conductor

French conductor, Bertrand de Billy, will no longer be taking to the podium at the Vienna State Opera after disagreements with management. READ  

Op Ed.
Why Austria wants a divorce from Germany
Statue of Aenus. Photo: Lynne Hand/Flickr

Why Austria wants a divorce from Germany

Our regular columnist, The Curmudgeon, considers Scottish independence, and wonders why Austria hasn't declared independence from Germany yet. READ  

Dancing in the streets in Vienna
View of Babenbergerstrasse. Photo: Christian Bauer

Dancing in the streets in Vienna

Vienna’s Babenburgerstrasse in the first district is hosting the city's first Streetlife Festival this weekend - September 13th and 14th - with more than 50 attractions and events to enjoy. READ  

Conchita to sing in front of EU parliament
Conchita at a recent event in her home town of Bad Mitterndorf. Photo: APA/Erwin Scheriau

Conchita to sing in front of EU parliament

Austria's transvestite Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst will perform in front of the European Parliament building in Brussels on October 8th. READ  

Agreement on Klimt portrait of Gertrude Loew
Detail from Portrait of Gertrude Loew.

Agreement on Klimt portrait of Gertrude Loew

Austria's Klimt Foundation has come to an agreement with the heirs of Klimt’s Portrait of Gertrude Loew, which ended up in the hands of the Gestapo, that the painting will be restituted. READ  

Moscow and Vienna present a Tale of 2 Cities
Photo: Moscow Museum of Modern Art

Moscow and Vienna present a Tale of 2 Cities

Moscow's Museum of Modern Art and the Jewish Museum Vienna are collaborating on a new exhibition called Tales of 2 Cities. READ  

Art
Habsburg portraits to be sold at auction
Franz Adam, Empress Elisabeth of Austria on Horse. Photo: Neumeister Kunstauktionshaus

Habsburg portraits to be sold at auction

Around 100 paintings belonging to the aristocratic Habsburg and Wittelsbach families are being auctioned in Munich by Neumeister Kunstauktionshaus. READ  

Vienna Opera music director quits
Conductor Franz Welser-Möst. Photo: APA (Archiv/Neubauer)

Vienna Opera music director quits

Franz Welser-Möst, the general musical director of the Vienna State Opera, one of the most prestigious positions in classical music worldwide, announced his resignation on Friday with immediate effect. READ  

Linz's Ars Electronica: Window on the future?
Still from Everything We See Could Also Be Otherwise. Photo: AROTIN & SERGHEI

Linz's Ars Electronica: Window on the future?

The Ars Electronica electronic arts festival has started in Linz. Using the theme ‘C… what it takes to change’, the festival aims to explore the conditions necessary to enable social innovation and change - using art as the catalyst. READ  

Vienna to hold first Open House weekend
The Austrian Postal Savings Bank. Photo: APA

Vienna to hold first Open House weekend

Following in the footsteps of London and New York, Vienna is holding its first Open House weekend in September, giving people the chance to explore the city’s amazing architecture and peek into buildings they would never normally have access to. READ  

Austrian firm publishes North Korean speech
Photo: Korean News Service

Austrian firm publishes North Korean speech

According to the Korean News Service (KNS) of North Korea, a speech made by despotic leader and Manchester United fan Kim Jong Un to celebrate the birth centennial of his grandfather Kim Il Sung has just been published at a small publishing house in Vienna. READ  

Austrian 'Western' Oscar candidate
The Dark Valley cast. Photo: APA/Pfarrhofer

Austrian 'Western' Oscar candidate

Revenge drama Das finstere Tal (The Dark Valley) is Austria’s candidate for best foreign language film at the Oscars 2015. READ  

 
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