Sunday, 15 December 2019

Life

Modern echoes from the Egyptian sands

Radio Prague |
22 February 2011

Professor Miroslav Bárta is the head of a Czech team of archaeologists working at a long established site in Egypt. Professor Bárta describes the new theories about the collapse of the Old Kingdom he has contributed to and his thoughts about the more recent demise of the reign of president Hosni Mubarak.

Celebrity snaps reveal the women behind the glamour

Czech Position |
22 February 2011

Works of renowned Swiss-born fashion photographer Michael Comte challenge the skin-deep portrayal of femininity.

Learning to dwell: Adolf Loos in the Czech lands

The Observer |
21 February 2011

"The naked woman," said the architect Adolf Loos, "is unattractive to man." It is one of the more striking statements in the history of architectural writing, and one that may not seem to have much to do with architecture, but it is part of a theory that has done much to shape the buildings of the past 100 years.

Psychobilly Invasion Over Europe 2011

Prague TV |
21 February 2011

The Long Tall Texans, Koffin Kats, and Silver Shine play Rock Cafe on Tuesday, 22 February.

Terry's Socks keeping ČSSR-era film posters alive

Czech Position |
21 February 2011

Prague cinema archivists unveil book and postcard set harking back to a golden age of Czechoslovak movie poster design.

Michel Comte at Leica Gallery Prague & Galerie Vernon

Radio Prague |
21 February 2011

This Thursday saw the opening of an exhibition in Prague by one of the world's most significant fashion and portrait photographers, Michel Comte, entitled Not Only Women – Feminine Icons of Our Times.

Czech jazz legend Eva Olmerová

Radio Prague |
21 February 2011

Olmerová, whom critics have compared to Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday, lived life on a rollercoaster of musical acclaim, political persecution, drink, drugs and broken marriages. Let down by all but her talent Eva was happy to sing any genre - jazz, blues, gospel or country – until her ailing health left its mark on her voice as well.

Style in the saddle

Respekt |
21 February 2011

Segrasegra's Eliška and Dagmar Mertová aim to bring fun and fashion to Prague's cycle lanes.

Revamp for flooded US Czech & Slovak Museum

Prague Post |
18 February 2011

Renovations are under way in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to reopen the US National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (NCSML), which was devastated by floods almost three years ago.

Taking Valentine's Day seriously and drinking fresh milk

Radio Prague |
18 February 2011

It was champagne, chocolates and roses for many couples in love on Valentine's day, but a few dozen opted for a spiritual experience instead of a cozy restaurant: they headed for the Church of SS Peter and Paul on Prague's famous Vyšehrad hill to attend a mass in St Valentine's honour and pay their respects to the remains of the martyred bishop, patron of lovers.

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