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Reading to kids has always been an incredibly important activity both for children and adults. A Czech startup Readmio wants to elevate this experience by bringing fairytales to life with sounds and music that respond directly to the parent’s voice. With this mobile application, they want to help parents read to their kids and instill love of reading. Using modern speech recognition technology, Readmio has been able to create a new and unique bonding experience. As the stories are read, the application follows along and plays sounds and music at exactly the right time in the story. With a collection of over 150 stories from around the world, Readmio currently offers stories in English, Czech and Slovak. The application, whichRead more.

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What’s happening in Prague this week? February 8th Virtual Yoga Instruction host by New York Road Runners. Tickets are free! It’s time to get out of your chair and start moving – without getting wet in the softly falling snow outside! Join this free yoga class from the comfort of your apartment along with other people popping up virtually from around the world. Whether you’re preparing to improve your running form or are just looking for an easy stretch, this easy-to-join instruction is the “place” to be. February 10th Drawing Chinese Dragons hosted by Ricefield Arts. Tickets are free! Embrace your artistic side with this drawing class in honor of the upcoming Chinese New Year! Learn how to craft theRead 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.