| Jun 19, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Here’s the chance to taste the world-class schnapps and spirits of artisanal Austrian distiller Hans Reisetbauer. He’ll be in town on Thursday for a special tasting from 6 to 10 p.m. at BierBeisl in Beverly Hills. The ticket price of......
| Apr 6, 2012
Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, who designed the first 911 sports car and went on to found a consumer products design firm that also carried the Porsche name, died Thursday in Salzburg, Austria. He was 76.
Born Dec. 11, 1935, in Stuttgart, Germany, he was...
| Jan 1, 2012
Eva Zeisel, one of the most influential industrial designers of the 20th century who created lyrical yet practical tableware and ceramics, has died. She was 105.
Zeisel, whose deceptively simple designs first became popular in the 1940s and are still...
| Oct 10, 2012
Turhan Bey, 90, an actor whose exotic good looks earned him the nickname of "Turkish Delight" in films with Errol Flynn and Katharine Hepburn before he left Hollywood for a quieter life in Vienna, died Sept. 30 in the Austrian capital after a long...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 7:13 AM
An art exhibition in Vienna titled "Nude Men" -- "Nackte Manner" in German -- is stimulating considerable media attention in Austria. The show, which opens this week at the Leopold Museum, is dedicated to depictions of male nudity from the 19th century to...
| May 20, 2012
| 5:58 PM
Renowned baritone championed German lieder
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, 86, a renowned baritone who led a worldwide revival in popularity for German lieder, died in his sleep Friday at his home in the southern German city of...
| Nov 3, 2012
Here's the problem: "I'm a wine lover," says Hans Reisetbauer, spreading his hands for emphasis. But he was unlucky enough to be raised in upper Austria, too far north to grow grapes. The son of a farmer, at school he studied agriculture, but normal...
| Sep 2, 2012
What would have been John Cage's 100th birthday on Wednesday is being celebrated around the globe throughout the year. Here's a selective listing:Full story | Timeline | Music | Inspiration | Critic's Notebook
John Cage: Zen Ox-Herding...
| Aug 28, 2010
| 4:34 PM
One of Orange County's 10 Most Wanted men, who is accused of raping several women, on Friday was expected to be extradited to the United States from Austria, where international police tracked him down. Ali Achekzai, 32, formerly of Ladera......
| Sep 27, 2010
| 4:35 AM
What's a diplomatic gaffe between friends anyway? Flags are just fabric, right?...
| Jan 24, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Over the weekend, Arnold Schwarzenegger wrote an Op-Ed for our pages in tribute to his father-in-law Sargent Shriver. He recounted the 1994 commencement speech Shriver gave at Yale that inspired Schwarzenegger to change his life path. Break mirrors, Sarge...