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Czech flag turns 90

Radio Prague |
1 April 2010

On Tuesday, 30 March the Czech flag was more in evidence than usual – the state symbol turned 90.

The rise and fall of the King of Comedians, Vlasta Burian

Radio Prague |
1 April 2010

For all the funny people who have contributed to a century of Czech filmmaking, the title "King of Comics" belongs to only one. Vlasta Burian would be 119 years old next month, and he would be very proud of his reputation indeed.

Spring is like an X-ray

Grant's Prague Bike Blog |
31 March 2010

The snow finally melts, the bushes and the trees are bare, and a cyclist or a hiker can see through things.

Easter in Prague

Expats.cz |
31 March 2010

A look at Easter traditions and this year's events.

Action hero bounces a Czech

Reuters |
30 March 2010

Jean-Claude Van Damme uses his martial arts skills to kick a bottle of wine off the head of Libor Bouček.

FAMU dean: sometimes it's too easy to make a film here

Radio Prague |
30 March 2010

The Czech Film and Television Academy, or FAMU, has been educating filmmakers for over 60 years.

The Subways play Lucerna

Prague TV |
29 March 2010

Less than a year after their last visit, the British indie-rock trio returns to Lucerna Music Bar.

Survival tales told in snapshots: Czech Jews enduring the Holocaust

The New York Times |
29 March 2010

In a series of four documentaries about the little-known ordeals of Czech Jews during World War II, for example, Anna Kraus Bauer looks back at her train journey to an Estonian labor camp.

A new anthology celebrates Prague's international literary culture

Radio Prague |
29 March 2010

Since the fall of communism, Prague has been a very international city, and this has had a deep impact on the city's literary culture. Many Prague writers today have their roots outside the Czech Republic and are not necessarily writing in the Czech language.

Historic Czech stately home gets new owner following quick sale

Radio Prague |
26 March 2010

A stately home on the edge of Prague has been snapped up for just under a quarter of a billion crowns. The new owner of the well preserved Baroque Koloděje landmark will be getting not just a luxury property and grounds but also an interesting slice of Czech history.

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