The Butcher

Leopold Hödl got up at one-thirty this morning to personally select “his animals,” from which he will later make sausages, steak, and schnitzel. He isn’t bothered by killing them or the smell of blood. As a little boy he ...

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The Flower Woman

When it comes to flowers, Viennese florist Christine Fink is an absolute magician. We spoke with her ...

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The pulse rises. The heart beats. Hands are sweaty. Breathing accelerates. That’s how it feels to ...

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The Undertaker

Erich Traxler works at the Funeral Museum of Vienna’s famous Central Cemetery. Before he was a ...

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As one of the world’s most well-known astronauts, who could be better qualified to talk to us about beauty than Chris Austin Hadfield? The 59-year-old Canadian became famous for his tweets from space—yes, they have Twitter there. When ...

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The explosive artist

The Swiss Roman Signer (*1938) is one of the most enigmatic European artists of the present day ...

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The Nose

Renowned Norwegian smell researcher and artist Sissel Tolaas has built smell showers and synthesized the smell of ...

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The Nun

Kirchberg Monastery in Lower Austria may date from centuries past, but not so the nuns who live ...

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We invited the cantankerous thing to our editorial office for an interview with her. She is cylindrical, roughly as big as a pop can, and blinks in all the colors of the rainbow when she is excited. When she’s ...

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Is electrosmog esoteric humbug or a real danger? Just how radio-contaminated are we all anyway? We spoke ...

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Mr. Eidinger

Who is LARS EIDINGER? Probably the most popular villain of German television, actor, photographer, DJ - together the ...

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A Lipizzaner stallion neighs, the cell phone of former Chief Stable Master Johannes Hamminger is ringing. But ...

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The Sleeping and the Beauties

Jork Weismann is an internationally acclaimed fashion and portrait photographer. He works together with supermodels like Gisele Bündchen, Tatjana Patitz, or Toni Garrn. His images are intense and minimalist. His hometown is Vienna. We met for a drink and asked ...

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Kritzendorf, a little town 30 minutes up the Danube from Vienna, is where Austria’s emperor of ...

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How do you actually clean the abdomen of a sex doll? And for whom is this will-less ...

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The explosive artist

The Swiss Roman Signer (*1938) is one of the most enigmatic European artists of the present day ...

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Riklef Rambow is critical. Toward all the romantics who demand a “city for all” he argues that it only works with a certain degree of exclusion. Moving to the countryside can be strenuous – too much free and green space might ...

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In High Heels

Mari Katayama’s story reads like a twenty-first-century fairy tale: She became famous on the social network ...

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The Diver

Mario Rott is a freediver, competitive swimmer, graphic designer, author, and artist, his passion is water—as ...

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The Butterfly-Heiress

In addition to maintaining her own small fashion label, charismatic Frenchwoman Praline Le Moult and her husband ...

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