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Raymond Johnston has 80 articles published.

clock-doodle
Culture

Prague’s Astronomical Clock makes Google’s front page

A Google Doodle of the 605 year old clock can be seen in much of the world Many days, search engine company Google highlights a special anniversary, person or event on its front page Today, a graphic of the Orloj, the Astronomical Clock in Old Town Square, is on the main search page, with one… Keep Reading

ztohoven-pants
Culture

Art group replaces president’s flag with red underpants

Three Ztohoven members were arrested and may face charges Art provocateur group Ztohoven pulled another one of its public art stunts. This time they replaced the president’s flag flying over Prague Castle with oversized red underwear, as a protest against Czech President Miloš Zeman. The group of three men between the ages of 33 and… Keep Reading

Klementinum national library
Culture

Klementinum named world’s most beautiful library

Time-wasting portal Bored Panda singles out the Baroque hall of the National Library OK, so BoredPanda.com isn’t exactly the New York Times or National Geographic. But it does have a fair amount of readers for its photo essays and listicles — that’s newspeak for list-based articles — that are a quick break from office monotony.… Keep Reading

home-care
Cinema

‘Home Care’ is Czech submission to the Oscars

The last Czech film to win was ‘Kolja’ in 1996 The film Home Care (Domácí péče) is the Czech submission to the 88th Academy Awards for consideration for a Best Foreign Film nomination. Every eligible country submits one and only one film, and from that the Hollywood-based Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences eventually… Keep Reading

slavia praha
Sports

Chinese firm CEFC buys majority stake in Slavia Praha

Shanghai’s largest private company vows to return football club to top ranking Shanghai-based CEFC China Energy Company Limited has acquired a 59.97 percent stake in Czech football club SK Slavia Praha, according to a CEFC press release. The price was not disclosed. Fly Sport, a company owned by businessman Jiří Šimáně, has a 39.97 stake… Keep Reading

rudolfinum-videomapping
Culture

Rudolfinum videomapping to be projected, streamed

Česká spořitelna celebrates its 190th birthday with a concert A one-of-kind concert will take place Sept 5, combining a classical concert by the Czech Philharmonic with a videomapping of the interior of the Rudolfinum. While space inside is quite limited, especially due to the extra technical equipment, the concert can be seen live over the… Keep Reading

koupani-preisler
Culture

Stolen painting found after 19 years

Jan Preisler masterpiece is valued at up to 8 million Kč Police in Prague have made a breakthrough in an almost two-decade-old case of art theft with the recovery of a painting called “Koupání” (Bathing) by Jan Preisler. Art expects give the current value of the work at up to 8 million Kč, according to… Keep Reading

Tarantino and Morricone settle the score in Prague
Cinema

Tarantino and Morricone settle the score in Prague

Famed composer is recording the score for ‘Hateful Eight’ with the CNSO Ennio Morricone was back in Prague this weekend to conduct the Czech National Symphony Orchestra on the score of The Hateful Eight, a new western film by director Quentin Tarantino. The director was also in Prague to supervise the work. The Hateful Eight,… Keep Reading

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