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  • Berlin Film Review: 'Macondo'

    Visit Vienna as a tourist and you aren't likely to see kids like Ramasan, the 11-year-old subject of docu director Sudabeh Mortezai's empathetically observed fiction debut, "Macondo." To find such foreigners, one must venture to the outskirts, where the...
  • Maria von Trapp dies at 99; member of 'Sound of Music' family

    Maria von Trapp dies at 99; member of 'Sound of Music' family
    STOWE, Vt. (AP) — Maria von Trapp, a member of the musical family whose escape from Nazi-occupied Austria was the basis for “The Sound of Music,” has died, her brother said Saturday. Von Trapp, 99, died at her home in Vermont on...
  • Samuel Goetz dies at 85; Holocaust survivor and tenacious advocate

     Samuel Goetz dies at 85; Holocaust survivor and tenacious advocate
    Samuel Goetz was 14 when the Nazis rounded up Jews in his hometown of Tarnow, Poland, and killed thousands of them — his parents included — in the gas chambers at Belzec in southeast Poland. A few months later, he too was forced out of...
  • 18 L.A. sheriff's officials indicted in jail misconduct cases

    18 L.A. sheriff's officials indicted in jail misconduct cases
    Eighteen current or former Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials have been indicted in five separate criminal cases in connection with a wide-ranging investigation into allegations of abuse and misconduct inside the county's jails. The...
  • Solar Decathlon 2013 winner is Team Austria

    Solar Decathlon 2013 winner is Team Austria
    Austrian students from the Vienna University of Technology edged out the University of Nevada Las Vegas and 17 other collegiate teams Saturday in Irvine to win the 2013 Solar Decathlon, the closest finish to the sustainable house design competition...
  • In era of steel and glass, Team Austria builds a beauty in wood

    In era of steel and glass, Team Austria builds a beauty in wood
    Although it was designed in Vienna, Team Austria's entry for the 2013 Solar Decathlon seems better suited to the event's sun-washed setting in Southern California. Wall-to-wall sliding glass pocket doors open up most of the home to the outdoors, including...
  • From Austria, with love

    From Austria, with love
    Jennifer Solberg had a good reason to reschedule our morning photo shoot at Rhine Hall, the West Town distillery she owns with her father, Charlie. She had to make an emergency trip to Michigan to pick up 7,300 pounds of Gala, McIntosh and Cortland...
  • Ted Ligety wins giant slalom; Bode Miller makes his return

    Ted Ligety wins giant slalom; Bode Miller makes his return
    Ted Ligety finished last ski season by winning six of eight races and repeating as world champion in the giant slalom. On Sunday, he began a new season in fitting style. The American racer won the GS in Soelden, Austria, by 0.79 seconds over Alexis...
  • Drink like it's a new year: Seven wines and regions to discover

    Drink like it's a new year: Seven wines and regions to discover
    It’s a new year, why not drink like it and try something new and unfamiliar. My wish is that in 2014, wine lovers will take a chance and say goodbye, at least every once in a while, to their tried and true, and branch out. This is such a great...
  • Why some European kids are good all year

    Why some European kids are good all year
    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...
  • Chan Lowe: The Lowe Down goes international

    Chan Lowe: The Lowe Down goes international
    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...