Saturday, 16 February 2019


Trip to Terezín: Some holidays teach us unexpected life lessons

Austin American-Statesman |
26 January 2009

Terezín monument (Courtesy)

Becca Hensley took a trip to Terezín, a former concentration camp 40 miles from Prague, with a Holocaust survivor as a guide.

Alexander Dubček: hope and despair in 1968

23 January 2009

Two recordings of Dubček from 1968 that show both the hopes with which the year started and the despair which followed the Soviet invasion in August.

No such thing as routine

23 January 2009


A perfect hourlong run, with two challenging hills, some flat stretches, and one good downhill.

Brýle Eltona Johna (Elton John's Glasses) |
22 January 2009

Elton John's Glasses (Courtesy)

As part of its regular repertoire, the Švandovo divadlo theatre gives an English-subtitled performance of Elton John's Glasses (Brýle Eltona Johna).

Czech Church not so keen on exhumation of Tycho Brahe

Aktuálně.cz |
22 January 2009

Danish scientists seeking to exhume the body of a famous Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe may not get an approval of the Archdiocese of Prague that says is not certain about the scientific benefits of such a move.

Obama Inauguration Party

Prague.TV |
20 January 2009

American bar/restaurant is celebrating a momentous occasion with good food, great beer and a guaranteed great speech.

Key Czech nationalist text marks 600th anniversary

Radio Prague |
20 January 2009

King of Bohemia Wenceslas IV (COURTESY)

In January 1419, Wenceslas IV, King of Bohemia, signed the famous decree of Kutná Hora, which assured three out of four votes for the Czech nation at Charles University.

Opera Ball stages a second comeback

Czech Business Weekly |
20 January 2009

Reviving a tradition, the Prague Opera Ball is slated to take place at the State Opera 31 January. This year, fashion designer Ivana Trump or actor Michael York are on the guest list for the black-tie event.

The Brooklyn of Prague |
19 January 2009

Prague Marina - Holešovice (ČTK)

The once industrial Holešovice is becoming a hot spot.

Lisa Peschel: Rediscovering the forgotten theatre of Terezín

19 January 2009

Terezín (ČTK)

Terezín had a thriving cultural life. This included theatre, a fact that gripped the imagination of the American theatrical historian, Lisa Peschel.

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