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Age-old Easter traditions alive and well in Hlinsko

Radio Prague |
7 April 2010

For many Czechs, Easter goes much further beyond the Christian tradition of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The popular pomlázka, or whipping of women with braided willow sticks, is just one of the customs that have survived around the country from before the arrival of Christianity.

What do you mean teddy hasn't been?!!

Radio Prague |
7 April 2010

A couple of months ago a Czech firm came up with an idea so wacky, when most people first heard of it, they thought it was something like an April Fool's joke.

In eastern Europe, pact with Russians raises old specters

The New York Times |
7 April 2010

As President Dmitri A. Medvedev of Russia and President Barack Obama prepare to arrive in Prague on Thursday to sign a landmark arms control treaty, Marcela Balounová, like many Czechs, remains haunted by her memories of 1968, when nearly one million Warsaw Pact troops invaded Czechoslovakia, ushering in a period of political repression.

Respekt Weekly Round-up

Respekt |
6 Apr 2010

Melting snow and citizens' lack of interest ended the ski season. Clocks sprung forward. After 160 years, the post office stopped receiving and delivering telegrams.

A Czech city reclaims its past

The New York Times |
6 April 2010

Huge hunks of rusting iron and coal dust might not seem like ideal catalysts for a cultural revival. But a former mining town in the Czech Republic that once epitomized Communist-era bleakness is embracing its industrial heritage, with a little help from punk rock, an all-night party street and a "castle" made of steel.

Top ten daytrips from Olomouc

The Journeys of Captain Oddsocks |
6 April 2010

The Czech capital is not the only place that works well as base for daytrips.

Method Man plays SaSaZu

Prague TV |
2 April 2010

Wu-Tang Clan's Method Man returns to Prague on Friday 2 April to headline the Hip Hop Allstars Black night at SaSaZu.

Where tradition meets taste

Prague Post |
2 April 2010

Slow Food epicures work to promote local culinary culture.

A sequel to the farmers' market

Prague Post |
2 April 2010

Successful trial run leads to plans for a fortnightly event.

Expat poet's new book sets itself apart with humor

Prague Post |
2 April 2010

Collection takes on religion, man's nature and other big themes.

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