Art and culture

Bardon: the magician of Opava who said no to Hitler

Clairvoyant, healer and expert in alternative medicine, František Bardon is known as one of the most important and mysterious esotericists of the 20th century He is said to have been able to find hidden objects, read people’s minds and diagnose their health just by...

Toyen, a surrealist revolution from Prague to Paris

The famous Czech painter who settled in the French capital in 1948 and made the ville lumière her second home A white kitchen chair, four teaspoons, and a few other bits and pieces. Poor objects scattered among abandoned drawings and paintings. It was the sad...

No night is so dark

The memory box that reminds us of the history of architect Rudolf Wels The story of one of the most prominent talents of Czech architecture between the two wars is brought nowadays in the spotlight by a box remained intact for forty years in...

Praga. Capitale segreta d’Europa

Franco Cardini wanted to dedicate his last work to Prague and the magic that this city has always had on writers from around the world. “The magical capital of old Europe is an extraordinary journey through time and space: it’s the city of the...

Gene Deitch, the King of two worlds

Gene Deitch, among the most important animators of all time, has died at the age of 95 in Prague, where he lived since 1959 They labeled him a madman; he preferred to describe himself as “the only free American to work in Prague for...

Saro Consentino in Prague between experimentation and a nomadic life

Meeting with the eclectic Italian composer and singer who has been living in the Bohemian city for several years What do the “Trains of Tozeur”, interpreted by Alice and Franco Battiato, have in common with the “machine of love and death” staged in 1987...

Poesie/Básně

Printed by the H&H publishing house, and translated by Alice Flemrová and Tomáš Matras, the book “Poesie / Básně” by Pier Paolo Pasolini is a brand-new release, a collection of selected poems by the great Italian poet, writer, director and screenwriter who died in...

Gli orologi di Praga

Paolo Ganz is a Venetian writer, musician and traveler who dedicated his book to Prague. Armed with a quill and a journal, he describes the city to us as he sees it, balanced on a line between past and present. To understand Prague, you...

Le iniziate di Praga

In the mid-1970s, Eastern Europe is immersed in the gloomy climate of normalization after the turmoil of 1968. Czechoslovakia, secular and cultured, seems to be shrouded in immobility with no way out. In reality, the society is filled with the tremors of dissidence against...

Journey into the depths of the robot’s soul

From 26 September to 31 August 2021 The Memorial to Karel Čapek in the municipality of Stará Huť, in Central Bohemia, dedicates an exhibition to the centenary of the play R.U.R., a work of Čapek himself, in which the word robot appeared for the first time....