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Czech museums highlight World War I from different angles

With 100-year of Franz Ferdinand’s assassination fast approaching, a ceremony in Brno will restage the fatal attack Brno, June 25 (ČTK) — Nine museums in Bohemia and Moravia have joined forces to highlight World War I from different angles, and their simultaneous series of exhibitions will be ceremonially launched at Brno’s Špilberk Castle Saturday, 100… Keep Reading

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Noam Chomsky looks at language

Noted scholar received a gold medal from the Academy of Science It is hard to categorize Noam Chomsky. Judged by his writings he would seem to be several people: a political philosopher, a computer scientist and a language theorist. It was this third person who gave a talk at the Academy of Sciences in Prague.… Keep Reading

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Renowned painter Adriena Šimotová dies aged 87

Czech artist’s lyrical works included visceral installations and sculptures of the human face Prague, May 19 (ČTK) — Significant Czech painter and graphic artist Adriena Šimotová died in Prague this morning at the age of 87, her niece Michaela Šetlíková told the Czech News Agency. Šimotová, who also gained fame abroad, is an important representative… Keep Reading

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Pop star Iveta Bartošová dies

Czech singer killed by train in apparent suicide Prague, April 29 (ČTK) — Czech pop star Iveta Bartošová ended her life this morning by jumping into the path of an oncoming train in the district of Uhříněves on the outskirts of Prague, her husband Josef Rychtář said today. Prague emergency service spokeswoman Jiřina Ernestová told the… Keep Reading

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Easter whips up some Czech traditions

Willow rods, rattles other strange traditions mark the ‘great night’ of Velikonoce For many women in the Czech Republic, the Easter season, known as Velikonoce, is not their favorite time. Easter Monday is the national holiday, and traditionally it is a time when women get whipped with a braided rod of willow called a pomlázka.… Keep Reading

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Hollywood stars have arrived in wax

Madame Tussauds opens its first Prague exhibit, selfies encouraged You can pose with George Clooney, who has done the trick every secondary school boy tries: sitting on a sofa with his arm out, hoping a pretty woman falls into his embrace. The power couple of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are in formal wear as… Keep Reading

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The World of Tim Burton Exhibition Opens In Prague

The famous director was in Prague to introduce a show of his props and drawings In what is surely to be the most popular exhibition of the year, 500 items from film director Tim Burton’s archives of more than 10,000 film-related pieces are going on display in Prague. Some 150 of them have never been… Keep Reading

Clooney, Pitt, WIllis and Kidman headed to Prague
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Clooney, Pitt, Willis and Kidman headed to Prague

People will be able to take selfies with top Hollywood stars, thanks to Madame Tussauds World-famous wax museum Madame Tussauds is bringing a little bit of Hollywood to Prague starting April 11. A special show held at Wax Museum Prague will be the first of its kind in Central and Eastern Europe. The London-based waxworks… Keep Reading

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Whatever happened to Reinhard Heydrich’s Mercedes?

Tracking down the last car the “Butcher of Prague” ever drove in is no easy task Reinhard Heydrich got what was coming to him. On May 27, 1942, his car was stopped at a hairpin turn in the Prague neighborhood of Libeň by a man wielding a Sten machine gun. The gun jammed, and as… Keep Reading

aliens and herons
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Book: Aliens and Herons

A guide to a strange endangered species: public art from the Normalization era There used to be a law between 1965 and 1989 requiring between 1 and 4 percent of the funds for every building project be spent on public art. After 1989, though, not only was the law dropped but the ownership of the… Keep Reading

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