Thursday, 17 January 2019


Roundup of 2009

By Ivan Lamper | Respekt |
5 Jan 2010

News agencies reported that the Hubble telescope had spotted the cosmic "Hand of God" 17,000 light years away from Earth. The Virgin Mary appeared before thousands of people gathered in Prague's Chodov amphitheater. The Czech Republic's foreign debt vaulted over the one-trillion-crown mark.

The promised land?

Transitions Online |
5 January 2010

More than four years after their exodus to Canada, Czech Roma are still finding it hard to build a new life. But none, it seems, would want their old life back..

Alchemy reading at Globe Café & Bookstore

Prague TV |
4 January 2010

American expat poet D.E. Oprava will be reading from his new book, American Means, which has been described as "giving America back to Americans" and "giving value back to our dreams."

Experimental stage to become National Theatre's newest venue in 2010

Radio Prague |
31 December 2009

Long one of Prague's top attractions, Laterna Magika’s popularity has diminished over the years, and as of 2010 the building and the its programme management will be transferred to the National Theatre, which is quite literally giving it a new lease on life.

New Year fireworks

Prague TV |
31 December 2009

Prague's traditional New Year fireworks (Novoroční ohňostroj) display takes to the river this year, splashing light and sound across the sky on Friday.

New Year's Lunacy

Prague TV |
30 December 2009

On 31 December, we will given 2 New Year's Eve lunar gifts.

Secret Gardeners

By Joann Plocková | Prague Daily Monitor |
17 Jun 2009

Leaving no crack unseeded, a guerrilla group of enthusiasts is helping green Prague.

Czechs pay tribute to Karel Čapek

Radio Prague |
29 December 2009

On December 25th some 200 people gathered at Prague's Vyšehrad cemetery to pay tribute to one of the greats of Czech literature – twentieth century writer Karel Čapek.

Respekt Weekly Roundup

Respekt |
14 Dec 2009

The government decided that people growing or holding up to five marijuana plants or 40 magic mushrooms would not face imprisonment but could be fined. Stores started offering Christmas discounts.

Prague losing greenery

Radio Prague |
3 December 2009

There's been a decrease in the number of trees in Prague, because the city authorities have permitted more cutting than planting in the last five years, says the environmental group Arnika.

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