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'Wine' season comes to Prague

New York Times |
15 September 2009

Burcak, fermented grape juice with a flavor that lies somewhere around spiked grapefruit juice or hard cider, has accumulated myths.

Czech scientists turn toxic waste into water

Radio Prague |
14 September 2009

The international team has created an enzyme that breaks some of the most persistent chemical waste products down into pure water and carbon dioxide, doing in a few months what takes nature hundreds of years.

Mikulov: wine today, water tomorrow

15 September 2009

Twenty years ago every stranger coming to Mikulov, South Moravia, was automatically suspect of trying to jump the Iron Curtain to Austria. Today, every newcomer is welcomed cordially.

Lots of answers to two questions

Radio Prague |
15 September 2009

There are two questions that I have been asked at least once a week for the last eleven-and-a-half years: "What do you like about the Czech Republic?" and "Don’t you miss America?"

Psycho for Kids and Baby Punk: Czech children's writing since 1989

Radio Prague |
14 September 2009

Czech post-1989 children's writing and publishing is a world where poetry, music and visual art have come to overlap with some surprising results.

Not in sheep shape

Grant's Prague Bike Blog |
11 September 2009

From Černý Vůl to Velké Přílepy, to Úholičky, up the steep hill to Tursko, then through the countryside to Debrno, then down into Dolany, up to Kralupy nad Vltavou, and then the final stretch into Nelahozeves.

Divus: presenting alternative art in Prague and London

Radio Prague |
10 September 2009

Originally the concept of one Czech man, Ivan Mečl, Divus has grown into something of a mini art empire. The organization has offices in Prague, London and Berlin, and a magazine called Umělec published in Czech, Spanish, English and Chinese.

Shoot your mouth

Prague TV |
9 September 2009

The first Shoot Your Mouth event, open-mic with a comedic twist, is scheduled to take place on Sunday 13 September at Prague's Brick Bar.

Jewish Prague |
9 September 2009

The history of Judaism in the Czech Republic and contemporary Jewish culture.

Retro retreats

By Kateřina Heilmann | Prague Daily Monitor |
7 Sep 2009

Despite modern accoutrements, sleeping semirough may be falling out of favour. A trip to a recreational area on the Berounka river shows that Czechs are becoming less enthusiastic about spending weekends at their cottages.

Kateřina Heilmann is a staff writer and translator at the Monitor. She likes writing about cycling and culture.
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