Monday, 22 December 2014
Life | The Prague Post

To mark International Human Rights Day on Dec. 10, the U.S. ambassador to the Czech Republic, Andrew H. Schapiro, presented the Alice Garrigue Masaryk Award to Klára Kalibová, director and founder of In Iustitia, for providing legal assistance to individuals exposed to hate violence.

Cinema | The Prague Post

Thirteen years after Peter Jackson's first Tolkien film, his sixth offers little proof he has matured as a filmmaker.

Life | Minneapolis Star Tribune/AP

The task was never going to be easy: Fly four highly endangered rhinos from a Czech Republic zoo to East Africa, drive them to the savannah grasses of Mount Kenya and hope that the natural environment helps produce a calf, staving off extinction.

Arts | The Prague Post

An opera by a Czech composer touching on the 1932–33 famine in Ukraine will have its premiere some 78 years after it was written. Alois Hába's opera The New Earth will be heard for first time ever Dec. 12 under the musical direction of Artistic Director of the Opera Petr Kofroň.

Arts | Radio Prague

Morphosis by previous winner Boris Carloff is among the nominees for the 2014 Apollo award for best Czech pop album of the year. Analogous to the Mercury Prize in the UK, the award is voted on by leading music critics and was first presented in 2011.

Life | Prague Daily Monitor

"When I'm afraid of losing, I never win." Anonymous

Dining | The Prague Post

The holiday season doesn't mean you need a bigger belt.

Life | The Prague Post

Websites and magazines have been ranking Christmas markets across Europe, with those in Prague making their place on quite a few Top 10 lists. Virtually nobody sees it as the best, but some sources ranked it rather high.

Life | The Prague Post

Five modern villas became cultural heritage sites in the third quarter of 2014, along with seven other modern buildings. They make one half of a total of 25 objects declared sites of cultural heritage by the Ministry of Culture in the period from July 1 to Sept. 30.

Dining | Radio Prague

Entering Ryby & Chips on Myslíkova St. in downtown Prague is akin to being teleported to a fish and chip shop in the UK or Ireland, albeit one where the menu is in Czech.

Arts | Transitions Online

A new project encourages a second look at the Czech Republic's late-communist public artworks.

Arts | Opus Osm

The founder of Children's Opera Prague, Prof. Jiřina Marková's littlest opera company, presents classical music for children in the "We Like Opera" series at the National Theatre.

Life | The Prague Post

One good part of being a student is having access to a wide variety of student discounts. However, not all students know about all the places they can get deals while shopping or traveling abroad.

Life | The Prague Post

Castles, palaces and other monuments in the Czech Republic under the administration of the National Heritage Institute (NPÚ) come alive during the wintertime by preparing a variety of events for the public

Life | The Prague Post

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas here in Prague. Christmas markets are open around newly transplanted trees. The weather's getting colder and people are drinking more hot wine. For those looking to hear the magic of Christmas is an overview of music and theater for the holiday season.