People on the streets, music in the air – normal never felt so good. Or at least, approaching normal. Some of the best cultural offerings are still online. But the Prague arts community is doing heroic work bringing back live events, and whether your tastes run to rock, jazz, classical music, dance, theater or cinema, there’s something interesting on tap this week. With the big crowds it always attracts at Bohnice, there was no way Mezi Ploty could be held this year. But organizers have done an impressive job moving it online, keeping nearly 80 acts in the lineup. In the cinemas, Days of European Film will be screening more than 40 films in three theaters. The annual dance showcaseRead more.

Around the world, people have watched in shock and awe at the protests for George Floyd, a black man who was brutally killed while in handcuffs by (now former) Minnesota Police Officer Derek Chauvin, who was seen on video kneeling with his knee on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes while Floyd and onlookers cried out. Standing nearby or assisting in holding Floyd down were Chauvin’s fellow former police officers J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao all of whom are now facing murder charges of various degrees. While the protests were initially limited to the U.S., many in countries across Europe have joined the cause for Black Lives Matter. Protests have now taken place in over 25 countriesRead more.