Thursday, 21 November 2019


Not a totally incapable musician

Czech Business Weekly |
3 February 2009

Michael Kocáb took over the chair of minister for human rights and minorities on Jan. 23. A distinctive rock musician sometimes called the Czech Bono Vox seems to be a surprising choice, regardless of his long experience with politics.

Arnošt Lustig: finding the little pleasures in life

Czech Business Weekly |
3 February 2009

Arnošt Lustig (Courtesy)

Even in the Terezín, Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps during World War II, Czech Jewish writer Arnošt Lustig was able to find pleasure in life. competing for Czech Republic |
2 February 2009

Czech Television has decided to let the group to represent Czech Republic at the 54th Eurovision Song Contest.

Josefina Napravilová: an unsung Czech hero

30 January 2009

In the days and weeks that followed the end of the Second World War, 31-year-old Josefina Napravilová noticed that there was a job that needed to be done and without any fuss set about doing it. It was a time of chaos – families had been broken up and the lists of missing persons were frighteningly long. Many of those on the lists were children. Through sheer determination and endless detective work, Josefina Napravilová managed to reunite several dozen of these children with their families.

Ester Krumbachová – costume designer who left her mark on Czech New Wave

30 January 2009

In this edition of Czechs in History, we look back at the life and work of Ester Krumbachová, an artist, costume designer, screenwriter, and one of the most important personalities of the Czech New Wave.

Pride goes before a fall

Grant's Prague Bike Blog |
27 January 2009

Grant's bike ride

Winter cycling is fun. Just don't use your breaks when crossing frozen river.

Glengarry Glen Ross |
26 January 2009

Glengarry Glen Ross (Courtesy)

The Prague Playhouse returns with some more American drama. Glengarry Glen Ross by David Mamet opens on the 29th at Divadlo Inspirace.

Yvonne Sanchez: Polish-Cuban jazz singer who fell in love with Prague

Radio Prague |
26 January 2009

Yvonne Sanchez (ČTK)

Yvonne settled in Prague in the early 1990s, soon becoming one of the leading singers on the Czech jazz scene. A few months ago, she released an album called ‘My Garden’.

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.

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