| Jan 8, 2014
If you happen to step out of a shop or restaurant in Salzburg, Austria, during the holiday season and find the street has been taken over by large, furry, goat-like creatures with bloody fangs and rattling rusty chains and ringing cow bells, you might...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 4:55 AM
To show you how prominently the NSA surveillance story is being played in Europe, here is the politics page from this morning's Tiroler Tageszeitung, which is the daily paper in Innsbruck, Austria. It's entirely devoted to the topic.
Readers of this...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 3:31 PM
The ski resort world seems to be mirroring the American corporate landscape, with the "big boys" buying up smaller resorts through mergers and acquisitions. But before you bemoan the loss of "your" independent ski hill, keep in mind that such corporate...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 10:28 AM
It was only a few weeks ago Lindsey Vonn told reporters at a U.S. Olympic Committee news conference that she hoped to resume competitive skiing this month.
Now, it seems her rehabilitation from knee surgery will keep her off the World Cup circuit...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 8:48 AM
Past the neatly coordinated neighborhoods, the master-planned homes and immaculate lawns, on an old military runway in Irvine, a community that imagines life on a smaller scale has taken root.
There, hundreds of college students from across the U.S.,...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 5:03 PM
Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn, who suffered a comeback setback Nov. 19 when she crashed during training in Colorado, has taken herself out of next week's World Cup races at Beaver Creek, Colo.
Vonn partially tore the right ACL she severed at...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 8:30 AM
LONDON -- The BBC has strengthened its lineup of foreign-language programming with the acquisition of German war drama "Generation War."
The miniseries -- which will air in the U.K. as three 90-minute episodes -- follows the war-times experiences of five...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 11:24 AM
It’s on the road again for Tina Karwasky with another international goal to achieve.
For the second straight year, Karwasky, a Glendale resident, will represent the United States Alice Marble Cup team, as was announced Monday in a United States...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 3:29 PM
Which wine glasses are the cool kids coveting these days?
It's the incredibly elegant stemware from Zalto, a boutique glassware maker from Austria. Like Riedel’s Sommelier Series, Zalto stemware features an ultra-thin rim that makes drinking...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 6:30 AM
LONDON -- Julian Roman Polsler's "The Wall" has been selected as Austria's entry in the foreign-language film Oscar race.
It tells the story of the transformation in the life of a woman (played by Martina Gedeck), who is forced to break with her old...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Nineteen countries have tossed their hat in the ring for the foreign-language Oscar race thus far.
Austria is back after taking home a statue at the 2012 Oscars for "Amour," though the three countries to score a victory in the years prior (Iran,...