Thursday, 26 November 2020
Cinema | Prague Daily Monitor

There are some solid films out there from the last twenty years, but there is always the nagging doubt that Czech cinema simply isn't as good as it was back in its heyday. The Snake Brothers is one film that can stand comparison with some of the greats.

Arts | Radio Prague

The Devil's Workshop is a short novel written by the award-winning author Jáchym Topol. It focuses on some of the darkest chapters of Europe's history. The book was published in English in 2013 by Portobello Books, in an excellent translation by Alex Zucker.

Life | Sport | Insidethegames.biz

Czech Republic has been awarded the 2022 edition of the Under-23 Men's Softball European Championship. The competition in Sezimovo Usti will act as a qualifier for the 2023 World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Under-23 Men's Softball World Cup.

Cinema | Radio Prague

A Czech thriller about cyberbullying has won an international Emmy Award for best short-form series. The eight-part series #martyisdead was the first Czech production ever nominated for the prestigious American award.

Arts | Radio Prague

Normally the Prague Fringe brings leading alternative theatre troupes from around the planet to the Czech capital. This week, however, it is streaming cutting-edge Czech performers to viewers around the globe, for free.

Life | Prague Daily Monitor

The Prague Lions play American Football here in the Czech Republic but in addition to bringing us the game, they also are very active in charitable causes. The Support Your Locals charity drive was created to help both some struggling restaurants, as well as the men and women risking their lives on the frontlines of the health crisis.

Arts | Radio Prague

The Museum of National History in Šumperk has breathed new life into what is believed to be the largest orchestrion in the Czech Republic. The self-playing musical cabinet from the beginning of the 20th century had been out of order for decades and the museum had it completely taken apart and reassembled in order to restore it to its former glory.

Arts | Honest Guide

The Prague Castle is closed right now, but thanks to William Lobkowicz, we can go on an exclusive tour through the Lobkowicz Palace that belongs to his family.

Life | Radio Prague

Czechia has a Bethlehem. No one knows when and why it got its biblical name, but it is a unique quarter of 200-years-old log cottages in the town of Hlinsko. Formerly a center of pottery making and later weaving, it is now an open-air museum.

Life | Radio Prague

More than 2,600 gravestones have been preserved at the Old Jewish cemetery in Kolín. This makes it the second most important Jewish cemetery in the Czech Republic, right after the Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague.

Life | Radio Prague

This week, Charles University unveiled a bust to one of the most accomplished Czech surgeons - Eduard Albert. Little known today outside his discipline, Albert's name has nevertheless enshrined itself into Czech history through the various events that took place on Albertov, the street named after him.

Life | Radio Prague

For the past few years, the American historian Joshua Teplitsky has been collecting materials to write a microhistory of an early 18th century outbreak of plague in Prague, focusing on the city's large Jewish population. Suddenly, he found himself writing in the midst of a coronavirus outbreak.

Dining | Expats.cz

Zdeněk Pohlreich chef at Café Imperial, Next Door by Imperial, and Divinis, was chosen for inclusion in a newly released digital cookbook called "Culinary Perspectives: The Gourmet's Journey Across Cultures."

Arts | Brno Daily

The City Gallery project aims to create over 20 murals on various facades around Cejl, to bring new life to the "Brno Bronx". František Skála's painting, "The Fateful Look Back" was approved by city councillors on Wednesday to adorn the wall of the Trauma Hospital.

Life | Expats.cz

These trips for hiking trips will take you on a "world" tour of some lovely Czech landmarks with international appeal.