Archive for Czech Republic

Guided Tour to a City’s Corruption

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 14 August 2013 by delclem

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“While the Prague Castle, above, is a must-see for visitors, a bus tour of a variety of city sites known for corruption has been a growing tourist attraction, according to the tour operators.” >full text (c) NYT, 2013; photo (c) Mlan Bures, IHT

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“Scandal in Bohemia”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on 10 July 2013 by delclem

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The Absinthe drinker’s “temptress seems a fitting muse for a city where the absurdities of the public realm have often encouraged a retreat into the alcoholic and the erotic.” Very good article by one of the leading Bohemists of our day (c) NYT, 2013

Citizen K.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on 24 May 2013 by delclem

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“Czech art pranksters, whose Ztohoven art collective gained international notoriety for implanting images of a fictional atomic blast on live television, faced legal action for their prank in which they were toying with the concept of identity.”
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(c) ART OF THE PRANK, 2010

“God’s Gift”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on 3 April 2013 by delclem

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Hidden Soviet heritage in the Czech Republic: There’s a bit of the Cold War/
Warsaw Pact military complex left in the middle of country – abandoned, decaying & almost completely forgotten >text & photos from MOTHERBOARD.COM 2013

“The artist who would be president”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on 11 January 2013 by delclem

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“It is impossible to miss Czech artist and composer Vladimír Franz in a crowd: the professor, who teaches Music in Theatre Performance at DAMU in Prague, is tattooed on all visible parts of his body, including his face and hands. Now Mr Franz is also one of the country’s most unusual – and most unexpected – candidates for president.” >text

(c) RADIO PRAHA, 2013

A Venial Sin of History

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on 1 January 2013 by delclem

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Reminiscences of the Czech-Slovak divorce twenty years ago

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“The Tragedy of Central Europe” (1945-1989)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on 19 December 2012 by delclem

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On Milan Kundera‘s seminal and problematic, ie. almost racist,
essay from 1984 >text (c) EUROPEAN STUDIES IN LUND, 2010