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Neat trick

Radio Prague |
3 August 2009

Three Czech fans got on stage not long ago with the Irish rock group U2. In the front rows of a packed stadium in Berlin, they held up signs saying they knew how to play one of U2’s songs. And it worked: the trio got invited up. But the real trick wasn’t getting on stage, as unlikely as that was. That was the easy part! No, it was the performing that must have really been tough.

1989 student defamation case still unresolved after eighteen years in court

Radio Prague |
6 August 2009

The wheels of Czech justice are famously slow to turn, with court cases dragging on for what seems like – and often is – years.

The return of Krušovice Černé

By Evan Rail | Prague Daily Monitor |
6 August 2009

Krušovice Černé is once again made without artificial colourings and sweeteners and seems better off for it.

Clearing the air

Transitions Online |
5 August 2009

In Prague, drinking without smoking catches on one place at a time.

I'm not walkin' down all these stairs!

Reuters Blogs |
4 August 2009

Centuries ago, in what is now the Czech Republic, angry mobs defenestrated people from tall windows. The events are still celebrated today.

What Mecca is to Mohammed, Říp is to a Czech

Radio Prague |
31 July 2009

Once you have climbed the 300 metres or so to the top of Říp the first thing you see is a cottage – a pub of course.

Cosmic voyager

Prague Post |
31 July 2009

American astronaut Andrew Feustel lands in Prague.

Fatal Star

Prague TV |
30 July 2009

Fun Lovin' Criminals drummer Frank Benbini brings Fatal Star's "Gypsy R&B" to Chapeau Rouge on Thursday, 30 July.

Putin's hard man image targeted by spoof web song

Reuters |
28 July 2009

A spoof song, set to a popular 1970s Czech tune Jožin z Bažin, makes fun of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's hard man image as the savior of Russia's battered economy and has been winning fans on the internet.

Prague books |
29 July 2009

Reading on Prague and the Czech Republic

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