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World Wrestling Entertainment presents Raw Live!

Prague.TV |
11 June 2009

The WWE circus comes to town on Thursday, 11 June when Raw Live! slams into Tesla Arena.

The award no ad-man wants to win: the Sexist Piggy Prize

Radio Prague |
11 June 2009

The latest advertising contest underway is one that competitors will not be keen on winning. The Sexist Piggy prize goes to the advertiser responsible for the most sexist ad, and it’s been turning a lot of heads itself.

Emanuel Moravec – the face of Czech collaboration with the Nazis

Radio Prague |
11 June 2009

Emanuel Moravec became dubbed ‛the Czech Quisling’ – a reference the more famous Norwegian collaborator. In this week’s Czechs in History, Chris Johnstone explores Moravec’s complex character and path to collaboration.

The destruction of Lidice

The Journeys of Captain Oddsocks |
10 June 2009

Early on the morning of 10 July, an SS Task Force surrounded Lidice and rounded up all the villagers.

Czechoslovak history through one family's fate

By Hana Gomoláková |
Prague Daily Monitor |
26 Nov 2007

In his book Reflections of Prague: Journeys Through the 20th Century, Ivan Margolius refracts Czechoslovak history through the prism of his family's fate, from the prosperous, democratic 1930s through the Nazi occupation, the rise of communism and the Stalinist show trials.

Energy and emotion on display at Prague Romani festival

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty |
8 June 2009

The Khamoro festival -- that’s “little sun” in Romani -- draws hundreds of artists and volunteers from across Europe and the United States every year.

What does a bottle of USD 1.50 red wine taste like?

Gusto |
4 June 2009

I saw a bottle of Spanish red being sold in one of my favorite wine shops for CZK 29, or about USD 1.50. It was surprisingly "unbad".

The best daytrips from Prague

Captain Oddsocks |
2 June 2009

The strategy of using a big city as a base for day trips into the surrounding countryside is a popular one, and there are plenty of interesting destinations within an hour or so of Prague.

Terezín: inconceivable suffering, death and gift shops

aktuálně.cz |
2 June 2009

Terezín was used by the Gestapo as propaganda, portrayed in a film for the International Red Cross as a "Family Camp" with optimal living conditions. The reality was that Terezín was a concentration camp for Jews on their way to death, and a place of torture and starvation for political prisoners.

Music legend Waldemar Matuška dies at 76

Radio Prague |
2 June 2009

Waldemar Matuška’s baritone was just as distinct as his appearance, and both have earned him enormous popularity ever since the beginning of his career in Prague in the early 1960s.

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