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March 29, 2024

Mozart: Locked In at Bertramka?

Local Prague legends say that W. A. Mozart was locked in a room at least twice in the Bohemian capital as a playful exercise to compel him to compose something. The fruits of this seemingly involuntary confinement are thought to have been his 6 German

Ivan Mackerle: Here be monsters

For the past 30 years, this self-made cryptozoologist has traveled the world searching for creatures that defy documenting Maybe he found it in the Gobi desert as his explosives concussed beneath the
May 16, 2007
Bohumil Hrabal

Ill serving a sage of Czech literature

Jiří Menzel’s latest take on Bohumil Hrabal fails I Served the King of England Directed by Jiří Menzel With Oldřich Kaiser, Ivan Barnev, Julia Jentsch, Martin Huba, Josef Abrhám and Marián Labuda
January 17, 2007
Steve Jones

Still packing heat

Ex-Sex Pistol brings his band for a dose of Prague culture A plaque now marks the spot at St. Martin’s School of Art in London where, Nov. 6, 1975, four sour-faced reprobates
December 6, 2006
Prague in process

A work in process

Amid the vegetable stalls, a new art event takes root Push past the crowded produce stands, walk past the stalls selling cheap clothing and electronics, and look for building No. 40 at
November 1, 2006

Digging the way to a new market

Prague 9 moves to open city’s underground passageways For centuries, miners pulled tons of crumbling rock from the veins of sandstone found underneath the Prosek hill in Prague 9. The tunnels lay
July 5, 2006
Codex Gigas

Codex Gigas: The Devil’s Bible

A legendary work returns to Prague More than 350 years after it was looted from Prague by the Swedish Army during the Thirty Years’ War, a famous medieval text will return to
October 19, 2005
Lou Reed and Vaclav Havel

Talk on the Wild Side

Two old friends to chat in public about crossing borders It’s not clear if Vaclav Havel is a bigger fan of Lou Reed or if Reed is a bigger fan of Havel.
June 6, 2005
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