Current Affairs

Praise of the chip (and of football nutcases)

Antonín Panenka has reached the age of seventy. His penalty kick, however, will remain immortal On the evening of June 20, 1976, for the first time ever, a prestigious international event was to be decided on penalties. At the Marakana in Belgrade, capital of...

Some Like It Short

January 21st Some Like It Short The “Some Like It Short” amateur short film festival returns to the Bio Oko cinema in Prague, in the Letná district. Next January 21st will be the second edition, open once again for anyone who wants to shoot...

Czechoslovakia and Italy, a hundred years of history

January 22nd Czechoslovakia and Italy, a hundred years of history On 22 January at the Italian Institute of Culture in Prague, the journalist Sergio Tazzer presents, his book “Czechoslovakia and Italy, one hundred years of history”, published by Kellermann. Following discussion with the author...

Prague is alone

From January 16th to February 3rd Prague is alone Stefano Baldussi, part of the Poldi Libri group, is organizing the “Prague is Alone” project in collaboration with the Municipality and the University of Padua, the Czech Center of Milan and the CRAF of Spilimbergo....

On the trail of the victorious February

A portrait of how communists took power 70 years ago, told while walking in the capital In the middle of the tourist Prague, just below the square of the castle, on February 25, 2018 a plaque, usually neglected by the selfie sticks of the...

Christmas Markets

From December 1 to January 6, 2019 Christmas Markets Traditionally, the opening of the Christmas markets in Prague coincides with the beginning of Advent. According to tourists, the Christmas markets here have surpassed the ones in Vienna and London in beauty and atmosphere, being...

Tourism: from resource to predicament?

The huge influx of tourists has changed the life of the capital, and it is time to weigh up the advantages and disadvantages. For years under the umbrella of economic profit, tourism has changed the connotations of the most beautiful Czech cities. Now some...

Hana Podolská, the Czech Coco Chanel

From August 30 until January 20, 2019 Hana Podolská, legend of Czech fashion The exhibition at the Museum of Decorative Arts “Hana Podolská, legend of Czech fashion” brings the audience back to the fashion salons of the first republic with about fifty original patterns....

Farewell to the sport of Radek Štěpánek

October 18 Farewell to the sport of Radek Štěpánek On October 18 will take place the farewell-sporting event of Radek Štěpánek, a tennis player of the Czech National and double winner of the Davis Cup, which announced his retirement last November. “The program will...

The lesson from Stalin’s shadow

Where the statue of the dictator once dominated Prague, a bunker holds an exhibition telling a century of Czechoslovakian history. Remembering dictatorships to manage freedom A metronome beats time in the sky. And of the statue of Stalin, the largest in the world, built...