Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Life

Museum of Communism revisits the Czech Republic's dark days

Starts and Stripes |
15 July 2010

All around Prague, construction workers are busy repairing road and rail, fixing sidewalks, and renewing what has to be considered one of Europe's architectural jewels. But up the stairs at Na Příkopě 10, you can get a glimpse of the very different Czech city of just 20 years ago.

Dictionary decodes the language of propaganda

Radio Prague |
18 June 2010

How did communist propaganda brainwash people? What were the most frequent words used in the communist press? And was it at all possible to learn any real news from the censored newspapers? These are some of the questions a team of Czech linguists is trying to answer in their Dictionary of Communist Totalitarianism.

Parenting in the Czech Republic

Radio Prague |
21 June 2010

Nearly 21 years have passed since the Velvet Revolution. With the great political changes that it brought came many small but significant changes in people's personal lives. One area that has certainly been affected is parenting.

Czech enthusiasts build replica of 18th century sailing ship

Radio Prague |
2 June 2010

Looking for something to do this summer? How about spending it on board a fully functioning replica of an 18th century sailing ship?

Czech students restore historic dance hall in the Sudetenland

Deutsche Welle |
31 May 2010

After decades of neglect during the communist era, a group of students in the Czech Republic has taken the initiative to fix up some of the Sudetenland's cultural monuments.

Švihov Castle

Radio Prague |
6 May 2010

Anyone visiting the area of southwest Bohemia throughout May to October shouldn't miss a tour of Švihov Castle, one of the country's most significant water castles found not far from Plzeň.

Talking violence against women

Prague Post |
23 April 2010

V-Day has arrived in Prague. Don't miss today's performance at Café Sladkovský.

Czech and Slovak Museum in Cedar Rapids celebrates reopening

Radio Prague |
21 April 2010

In June 2008, the Czech and Slovak Museum in the US state of Iowa was hit by a devastating flood. Now it has opened in a new location in the Kosek Building, right in the middle of the Czech Village.

Liberec: The town in the tinman's hat

The Journeys of Captain Oddsocks |
23 March 2010

A notable characteristic of Liberec is the energetic mix of old and new architecture. The North Bohemian city is also surrounded by impressive open natural areas; the Bohemian Paradise, the Krkonoše national park and the Jizera mountains.

Žatec – the home of hops

Radio Prague |
11 March 2010

For centuries, the northern Bohemian town of Žatec has been the centre of hops growing in the country. Known as the home of hops and beer, the town is now trying to cope with a decline in its traditional industry.

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