Sunday, 23 February 2020
Life | Half'n'half

In the age of Trump, when fear, nationalism, and racism have spread from the United States outward toward Europe and beyond, even raising my children in a fairytale village outside of Prague still doesn't keep them safe from the Trump-created crises that pop up on their social media and in the news.

Arts | Brno Daily

The jubilee 30th anniversary of the prestigious theatre festival is coming to Brno from March 31 to April 4. The Setkání/Encounter festival is organised by students from Brno's Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts.

Life | Expats.cz

A 400-year-old water tunnel runs deep beneath the streets of Prague's Letná district

Life | EurekAlert

Analysis of Paleolithic-era teeth from a 28,500-year-old fossil site in the Czech Republic provides supporting evidence for two groups of canids with differing diets, which is consistent with the early domestication of dogs.

Arts | Radio Prague

They took a year to design, another year to make, and half a year to install. But the Czech lighting and glass artworks company Lasvit has realised a project of truly epic proportions – crafting two 20-ton dragons, covered in millions of crystals, and suspending them high above a grand hotel lobby, on a far-away island prone to earthquakes.

Life | Prague Daily Monitor

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Arts | Prague Daily Monitor

Jamie Cullum does not need an extensive introduction, anywhere. He is coming to Prague to play a Colours Selection Concert at O2 Universum, in Prague, on May 12th.

Life | Brno Daily

There are several floors of fascinating exhibits at the Technical Museum of Brno, including many hands-on activities for kids.

Arts | Radio Prague

Jaroslav Hašek's The Good Soldier Švejk is a classic of not just Czech but world literature. Is soldier Josef Švejk employing exaggerated zeal to cunningly mock the Austro-Hungarian army's war effort? Or is he genuinely slow-witted? The 1920s comic masterpiece leaves it to the reader to decide.

Arts | Expats.cz

If you're a fan of Czech puppetry and animation, you can't go wrong with a day trip from Prague to Kutná Hora to catch the GASK exhibit Jiří Trnka: In the Garden of the Imagination before it ends next month.

Life | Brno Daily

The 55th STYL International Fashion Fair and the 55th KABO International Footwear and Leatherwear Fair will take place from 22 to 24 February 2020 in Brno.

Cinema | Expats.cz

The festival La Película runs February 18–23 at Prague's Světozor cinema, and will present films from Spain and countries where Spanish is a predominant language.

Dining | Honest Guide

There's a restaurant on Karlova street which is supposed to be closed due to hygiene issues, but remains opened! Since yours or anyone else's health is at risk here, we take this announcement very seriously.

Life | Radio Prague

How alienation in 'half-barbaric' Prague led Albert Einstein to a new theory of gravity, eventual love of a free Czechoslovakia.

Life | Expats.cz

Check out these tips for what to do with your kids in Prague during the winter break