Archive for Prague

Guided Tour to a City’s Corruption

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

“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


“Scandal in Bohemia”

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



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

From Prague to Washington

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on 5 July 2013 by delclem

How the Czech girl Marie Jana Korbelová
became Madeleine Albright, the first female
foreign minister of the United States.
(c) 2013

Also see our last post on this subject matter.

Prague, Capital of the 20th Century

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on 18 March 2013 by delclem

A Surrealist history by Derek Sayer >review (c) ART DAILY, 2013


“A Personal Story of Remembrance & War”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on 17 March 2013 by delclem

Aspen Institute President Walter Isaacson interviews Marie Jana Korbel(ová) – aka. the US ex-foreign minister Madeleine Albright – about her latest book, a memoir of her childhood days in Prague (c) ASPEN INSTITUTE / YOUTUBE, 2012

“The artist who would be president”

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


“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 Requiem for Europe’s Worst Prejudices”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on 3 December 2012 by delclem

“The concert is sold out, and Maestro Sahiti’s appearance is met with a long round of applause. On the podium, he looks the musicians in the eyes, smiles, and they smile back. Nearly 10 years ago to the day, Sahiti founded the Roma and Sinti Philharmonic. It started out as a small project, which was hardly taken seriously. Now Sahiti stands before 60 musicians, from Germany, Romania, Hungary. All the orchestra members belong to the ethnic minority called Roma or Sinti: Gypsies; some of them have been abused, others bullied. At the Rudolfinum, they are playing for the public, but also for themselves – and against centuries of stereotypes.” >full text (c) SZ / 2012