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Why in the hell are you out here, Grant?

Grant's Prague Bike Blog |
12 November 2009

It's cold and gray and cloudy, but the clouds are not distinguishable as clouds. It's also cold, a damp cold that slices through your skin and into your bones. What better time, then, to go for a bike ride!

Nostalgia, celebration and criticism 20 years later

CBW |
12 November 2009

As tumultuous as the modern world may be, looking back 20 years one can see a world that was arguably far more chaotic.

The story behind Václav Havel’s first political poster

The Wall Street Journal |
12 November 2009

The public’s first glimpse of the Philosopher-King Václav Havel, as relayed by Czech photographer Pavel Hořejší for Czech trade magazine Typo.

How does Prague relax? Try Thai massage.

The New York Times |
12 November 2009

After a day of traversing cobblestones, what could be better than getting jabbed in the back and pummeled on the head? Prague residents with that thought in their heads are in luck: the city is enveloped in a Thai massage craze.

Mushroom Hill

Grant's Prague Bike Blog |
11 November 2009

This is indicative of the kinds of trails that crisscross the forest above Statenice. You can see why it's a cyclist's paradise.

Former dissident: Recalling the unexpected revolution

aktuálně.cz |
11 November 2009

After numerous detainments, and fearing for his family, Jan Urban became a prevalent figure in the 1989 Velvet Revolution that led to the end of the regime. He is proof that there is a price to be paid when you stand against the majority.

Ride Planet Earth's Kim Nguyen in Prague

Prague.TV |
11 November 2009

A young Australian's epic bike ride from Brisbane to the Copenhagen climate summit reaches the Czech Republic.

Tinariwen plays Roxy

Prague.TV |
11 November 2009

Tinariwen comes to Roxy on Wednesday, 11 November, as part of a tour promoting Imidiwan: Companions, the band's most recent album.

Remembering ‘89: Jiří Zídek

Transitions Online |
10 November 2009

Entering the autumn of 1989 Jiří Zídek was 16 years old, seven feet tall, and a budding fixture with the Sparta Prague and Czechoslovak national basketball teams.

After the Berlin Wall, nostalgia for communism creeps back

The Christian Science Monitor |
10 November 2009

In the airy lobby of the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes, George Santayana's immortal words are a daily reminder to Czech staffers digitizing millions of Communist-era files: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

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