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Czech Homeowners Discover Sacred Item Hidden By Jews In WWII

Reuters | Posted 12.12.2014 | Religion

PRAGUE, Dec 11 (Reuters) - House owners rebuilding their attic in the Czech town of Terezin have found photos, shoes and other possessions of Jews f...

November 17th - Romanians and Czechs Choose Democracy

Olena Kagui | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics
Olena Kagui

"A minor miracle occurred yesterday," wrote Frank Fischer in an email on November 17th, "(it) marked a significant victory for democracy and justice in Romania's long march from the end of the Communist regime."

What Is the Farthest Someone Has Fallen Without Dying?

Quora | Posted 11.19.2014 | Weird News
Quora

Her name is Vesna Vulović. She is a (now 64 year old) Serbian woman who used to be a flight attendant. In 1972, she was working on a flight that was over the (now) Czech Republic when a bomb explosion in the baggage compartment caused the plane to break apart.

Break Through Writer's Block by Living Your Own Fantasy

Nicole Leigh West | Posted 11.19.2014 | Books
Nicole Leigh West

My first novel was coming. Although a published travel writer, I hadn't ventured into serious novel writing before. A lucky break led to my imagination being plunged into a ready-made atmosphere, just waiting to be peopled with quirky characters and magical adventures.

French Initiative Can Boost Standing as Innovation Leader

Gary Shapiro | Posted 11.11.2014 | Technology
Gary Shapiro

Home to the second largest economy in the EU and the fifth largest economy in the world, France is increasingly a bright light for the tech industry in Europe. But more can be done to propel France as a long-term world innovation leader.

How To See More On Your Next Vacation

Viator | Posted 11.07.2014 | Travel
Viator

With some cities, you not only have the option of visiting another region, you can also stamp your passport by going to a whole different country for a few days.

Czechs Celebrate Independence Day by Protesting (PHOTOS)

Olena Kagui | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics
Olena Kagui

October 28th is the Czechoslovak Independence Day. In 1918 it was the day that Czechoslovakia was created and it continues to be celebrated in the Czech Republic and Slovakia today.

NATO: Rebellion in the Ranks?

John Feffer | Posted 10.30.2014 | World
John Feffer

Misreadings of what's taking place on the eastern stretches of Europe contribute to an almost 1946-like sense of foreboding and inevitability.

Prague vs. Amsterdam (PHOTOS)

Olena Kagui | Posted 12.14.2014 | Travel
Olena Kagui

After living in Prague my whole life and visiting Amsterdam for over a week I made a few interesting comparisons when it comes to cleanliness, transportation and alcohol.

S4S Celebrates a Wonderful Team -- A Tribute to Grace Bennett

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 12.06.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

In only one year, Schools for Sustainability (S4S) has cultivated a beautifully dynamic team. We honor diversity as we attract support from members ...

How Much Beer The World Drinks, In 1 Interactive Globe

The Huffington Post | Kevin short | Posted 09.26.2014 | Business

Spend a weekend in nearly any college town in the U.S. and you'll be convinced that no one drinks more than Americans. But it turns out the U.S. d...

Fugitive Returned To California In Penis Dismemberment Case

AP | Posted 09.17.2014 | Crime

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A man arrested in the Czech Republic and accused of torturing a medical marijuana dispensary owner is back in Southern Cali...

What Does It Mean For Multiethnic Democracies If Scotland Leaves The UK?

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 11.16.2014 | World
Ian Reifowitz

Scotland will vote Thursday on whether to become an independent country. Whatever the outcome, approximately half of the population believes it shou...

Sixty Seconds of Art

John Feffer | Posted 11.07.2014 | World
John Feffer

I was sitting in a café in Bratislava, having a final cup of coffee and picking up my email before boarding a train for Budapest. I was in a hurry, so I wasn't paying much attention. But then one of the guys came over to my table.

The Politics Behind the Chinese Exhibition in Prague (PHOTOS)

Olena Kagui | Posted 10.22.2014 | World
Olena Kagui

I attended the exhibition and found the art breathtaking and the history fascinating. However, recent developments in Chinese-Czech relations are even more interesting than ancient artifacts.

A Bubble Generation: The Millennials, Generation X, and Historical Amnesia

Christine Henseler | Posted 10.20.2014 | Impact
Christine Henseler

It is time we recognize the impact that Generation Xers across the globe have had on the Millennials' outlook on life, work, politics, civic engagement, entrepreneurship, activism or culture. Let's not sell our Millennials short. Let's add nuance and perspective to the conversation. Let's burst that bubble, shall we?

Check Out This Unique Campaign For LGBT People In Nations Where Pride Events Are Banned

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.15.2014 | Gay Voices

Prague Pride is honoring lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) residents in countries where pride parades and other celebrations are illegal w...

Czechs on Water - When Ahoj Means Ahoy

Olena Kagui | Posted 10.15.2014 | Travel
Olena Kagui

Experiencing what the Czechs do every summer brought me closer to understanding them and their wonderful culture. I only went for two days but some Czechs spend weeks traveling from camp to camp along the river.

Czech Folk-Rock: Catching Up With Čechomor

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 09.17.2014 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

Čechomor marked their 25th year as a band in 2013, and they celebrated with another live concert and recording project, their most ambitious in a career of ambitious projects: a massive outdoor concert in the stunning medieval town of Český Krumlov.

Gothic, Baroque and Mostly Folk: Music from Central Europe

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 09.10.2014 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

I spent two weeks in June wandering around Prague and Budapest, seeing the sights and looking for folk and folk-inspired music. I came back with a satchel of CDs, some of which I'll share here in a series of posts.

50 Cities You Should See In Your Lifetime

minube | Posted 11.27.2014 | Travel
minube

With our ever-expanding bucket lists, it's sometimes easy to lose sight of the essentials. Well, we've gone to the community of travelers at minube.ne...

The Unbearable Lightness of Prague

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.20.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

If Prague were a planet, circling and spinning past the sun, it would be one that sends back light to those who take the time to look. A Mercury or Mars, let's say. Rich and purple and alert for steps upon its soil.

Just In Case It Matters: Agnieszka Holland Ignites Burning Bush

Dan Lybarger | Posted 08.13.2014 | Arts
Dan Lybarger

Sometimes a revolution can be started by a seemingly futile act. That's the premise behind the Czech miniseries Burning Bush, which made its American debut this week. It's playing theatrically in New York and can also be viewed on Fandor.com. Kino Lorber will be distributing the DVD release.

The Czech Republic and the EU: Democracy Without Democrats

Jiri Pehe | Posted 08.10.2014 | World
Jiri Pehe

When, in 2003, some 78 percent of Czechs voted in in favor of joining the European Union, the mood in the country was optimistic. The country's economy had shown impressive growth rates; foreign investment had been booming. Joining the EU on May 1, 2004, was seen as a symbolic step underlining successful reforms that had been adopted during the process of accession. On the 10th anniversary of accession, the mood is far less optimistic. According to the latest surveys, about two-thirds of Czechs do not trust the EU, citing too much bureaucracy and overregulation as the main problems of the EU.

BB and Me: Bel Ami Boys

Matthew Terrell | Posted 08.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Terrell

I lived in Prague for a year of graduate school in 2008 and 2009, and I marveled at the tantalizing gay boys I found in the city. After years of watching Bel Ami porn, I expected wild Slavic demigods, but I found the local gay community to be more reserved than their international reputation would suggest.