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Tinariwen plays Roxy

Prague.TV |
11 November 2009

Tinariwen comes to Roxy on Wednesday, 11 November, as part of a tour promoting Imidiwan: Companions, the band's most recent album.

Remembering ‘89: Jiří Zídek

Transitions Online |
10 November 2009

Entering the autumn of 1989 Jiří Zídek was 16 years old, seven feet tall, and a budding fixture with the Sparta Prague and Czechoslovak national basketball teams.

After the Berlin Wall, nostalgia for communism creeps back

The Christian Science Monitor |
10 November 2009

In the airy lobby of the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes, George Santayana's immortal words are a daily reminder to Czech staffers digitizing millions of Communist-era files: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

Ivan Klíma: a sceptic in the era of entertainment culture

Radio Prague |
9 November 2009

One of the best known and most widely translated of all Czech writers talks about the years since the fall of communism.

Steam trains still puffing through south Bohemia

CBW |
9 November 2009

All at once the calm in the forest was broken by the shrill sound of a steam whistle. A line of historic wooden wagons appeared towed by a steam locomotive, all dating from times when our grandparents were young. Today “the Narrow” is among the most frequented historical landmarks in South Bohemia.

Neighbours in a foreign country

Radio Prague |
6 November 2009

For most, life stayed much the same after the split of Czechoslovakia at the beginning of 1993. But the split did have a very real impact on people living close to the border.

Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague

Prague TV |
9 November 2009

With a collection ranging from antique wedding dresses to vintage advertisements, this Old Town collection celebrates style over the last five centuries.

Award for Karel Gott stirs up controversy

CBW |
5 November 2009

On the 91st anniversary of the establishment of an independent Czechoslovak state President Klaus presented state decorations to 23 individuals, including singer Karel Gott, who received a Medal for Merit, 1st degree.

Budget living in Prague

Expats.cz |
4 November 2009

Money, money, money. There never seems to be enough. And now with the prices in Prague rising, you may be finding that your income just isn't covering what it used to cover. So how can you cut some corners?

Fishing for Christmas carp in Czech ponds

aktuálně.cz |
3 November 2009

The Czech lands have a long tradition of fishing. Out of 52,000 hectares of ponds in the country, 42,000 are used for fish breeding. The 2009 fish harvesting is in full swing.

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