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Revolution Built on a Rock Base, Bootleg Rock ’n’ Roll Represented the Promise of Freedom to the Normalisation Generation

In Czechoslovakia, rock ’n’ roll music was one of the most suppressed forms of expression, but it also played a big part in keeping people’s hopes for freedom alive. Smuggled recordings by blacklisted musicians such as Frank Zappa, who is considered the godfather of the Czech music scene, as well as The Velvet Underground and […]

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Freight Guys’ Micha Leinwand: Prague Shipping is a Generation Behind

Just like with buying airline tickets or booking hotels, you can save money by using a third-party service.   Many people who have wanted to send a package have been shocked that the shipping fee is sometimes more than the package is worth. But there are modern options that many people and small businesses are […]

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Pandemic led a musician to make ‘Supernova’

Dan Reed opened for the Stones in 1990 and now lives in Prague making music and movies. The coronavirus pandemic has put the plans of most entertainers on hold. Prague-based Musician Dan Reed decided to put his unexpected free time to use by writing a short film, codenamed Supernova for now. Production is already underway, […]

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Hunger Stones in the Labe show a centuries-long legacy of drought

Hard times are chronicled on rocks that appear only when the river starts to run dry   The Czech Republic is in the grips of the worst drought in half a millennium, following closely after a period of flooding. Both droughts and floods have left markers with dates that can be found by those who […]

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The Czech Invention that Makes 20/20 Vision Possible in 2020

The year 2020 will likely see a lot of introspection, as 20/20 is also the term for perfect vision. And many people can only see 20/20 today due to a Czech invention – the soft contact lens. The invention of the soft contact lens is a somewhat tragic tale with roots in World War II […]

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Bohemian Weather Lore

Sayings Passed Through Centuries Once Helped Farmers Plan People have always wanted some way to predict the weather for the upcoming season, but before the advent of modern meteorology in World War II, it was not an exact science. In the past, however, there was an art to it. Weather lore (pranostika) has been passed […]