Sunday, 20 August 2017

Life

Czech history through a glass darkly

Radio Prague |
23 November 2009

The Glass Room, by Simon Mawer, one of this year's nominations for the prestigious Man Booker prize. The novel, which has already been translated into Czech and had a very positive local reception, is inspired by the functionalist masterpiece, the Tugendhat Villa in Brno, and covers over half a century of Czech history, focusing mainly on the fates of the Jewish industrialist Victor Landauer and his wife Liesel.

1989 from abroad

Radio Prague |
23 November 2009

The events of 1989 commemorated 20 years on this week brought back many emotional memories. I was 19 when it happened, still living at home, only not in Czechoslovakia, but in Canada.

The accidental uprising: How 'corpse' killed Communism

The Independent |
23 November 2009

Twenty years after the Velvet Revolution, Victor Sebestyen recalls how the Czech regime fell to a hapless secret plot.

U Emy Destinnové

By Laura Baraník | Prague Spoon |
20 October 2009

It seldom seems to happen – in this country, anyway – that a restaurant's best asset is its kitchen. But good chefs are still few and far between. One of the exceptions is U Emy Destinnové, where owner and head chef Steven Trumpfheller outclasses both his restaurant's location and its waitstaff.

A look into our neighbors' cellars

CBW |
23 November 2009

The map of wine cultivars is more than varicolored. There are many varietals grown in vineyards in this country, but these are by no means all the existing types of grapes suitable for producing wine.

Key moments in 200-year existence of Prague Conservatory

Radio Prague |
20 November 2009

The school has currently begun celebrating the upcoming anniversary of its founding with a series of exhibitions, publications and events to take place over the next two years.

The rushed revolution

Transitions Online |
20 November 2009

Jaroslav Kučera's camera captured the sudden, seismic shifts of November 1989.

'I didn't believe it would last'

Transitions Online |
20 November 2009

Anti-communist feeling was very strong in 1989 because we had such stupid leaders, novelist Ivan Klíma says in his recollections of November events.

Breaking down the psychological walls

Radio Prague |
20 November 2009

Looking back at two of the big events of the last decade - the Czech Republic's accession to NATO and, five years later, to the European Union.

Russia still a threat, says Czech revolutionary

The Age |
19 November 2009

The dissident playwright who led Czechoslovakia's Velvet Revolution has used its 20-year anniversary to warn his country that Russia is still a threat despite the demise of the Soviet Union.

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