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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

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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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Communist spy bunker under hotel no longer secret

Jalta Hotel opens its 1950s anti-nuclear bunker and listening post to the public If you were a VIP who stayed at Prague’s Jalta Hotel between 1958 and 1989, your room was bugged and your phone was tapped. Behind its attractive 1950s façade, the hotel has been hiding a secret – there was a 24-hour underground… Keep Reading

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Club night: Transmission at O2 Arena

The year’s biggest dance party of the year is just days away Celebrating 10 years, the giant dance party Transmission takes place Nov. 30 at O2 Arena, its home since 2007. The UFO-shaped venue is a fitting space for a party that tries to create an out-of-this world atmosphere. The theme for this year is… Keep Reading

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Czech Press Photo Awards capture year’s highlights

Shots of elections, international protests and daily life show the year that was A photo of disgraced politician David Rath won the top honors at the 19th annual Czech Press Photo awards. A court order kept the press away from the courtroom, but a clever photographer, Michal Komaryt, caught him in the elevator window. He… Keep Reading

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Even monuments started small

Models and designs for many Prague statues show what might have been The great era for building public statues was in the 19th century. But what you can see in public today is just a fraction of what was planned or has since been destroyed. And for many monuments, there were several versions before a… Keep Reading

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A poet reflects on the 45 years since the ’68 invasion

James Ragan discusses life during and after communism in Czechoslovakia After the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968, the country underwent a process called “normalization.” In the communist double-speak of the time, that meant things would be anything but normal. It has been 45 years since the policy was put in place, and more than… Keep Reading

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