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After one of the coldest winters of the decade, spring is finally on its way. And while many festivals and celebrations might need to be cancelled this year because of the pandemic, spring is still a great time to learn about colorful Czech traditions and myths. Easter The Czech Republic might be a non-religious country, but that doesn’t mean Easter is ignored. In fact, there’s plenty of traditional Czech Easter traditions to enjoy over the four-day holiday (this year, Easter Monday falls on April 4th). Prague is famous for its Easter Markets, which may or may not operate this year depending on the lifting of restrictions. During “normal” years, the markets are a great place to pick up painted woodenRead more.

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This is weird. In my notes for Friday, I have headings for “Judengasse” and “Hoher Market” but no actual notes; then under the heading “Albertina” I have copious notes for that museum’s retrospective of the 20th century South African artist William Kentridge. But the only thing I remember was one fragment of an 8-part film installation called “I Am Not Me, The House Is Mine”. It sounded like a Talking Heads song, but in fact it was the transcript from Nikolai Bukharin’s Feb. 26, 1937 Communist Party Central Committee Plenary Trial. In it the purged Communist begs to be given 25 years in Siberia instead of a death sentence, before a jeering crowd presided over by Stalin. “But you mustRead more.

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Even during strict lockdowns, there is an opportunity to enjoy films in a comfortable, fun, and safe way. Autokino Strahov invites everybody to the cinephile trip! Rocketman Sex, drugs, rock ‘n’ roll? Don’t forget about the family problems, heartbreaks, and lots of pop music Reginald Dwight (Taron Egerton), a local musician, leaves his hometown to achieve his dream of becoming famous. He experiences different obstacles, such as gigs in smoky bars and drug addiction, to become one and only Elton John. This is a bright film made in the best traditions of biopics with a great soundtrack. The VVitch: A New-England Folktale Atmospheric horror about Satanism and dark forces Director Robert Eggers, who released one of the best films inRead more.