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Prague: ARTĚL Style

Expert recommendations and insider tips for first-time visitors and locals alike from ARTĚL’s founder, Karen Feldman, who has lived in Prague since 1994. Click on the links below for detailed reviews – from Feldman’s own unique perspective – of all the best that Prague has to offer...

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Rock 'n' Roll, Czech Style

Published on November 22th, 2012 in Entertainment

While it won’t top everyone’s list of places to visit in Prague, The Museum and Archive of Popular Music, (Popmuseum for short), will certainly please fans of bigbít (Czech slang for rock music), as well as anyone interested in music history...

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Confessions of a Communist-era DJ

Published on November 15th, 2012 in Interviews

Vladimír Zahradníček, the father of a friend, has had a long and varied career that has included stints as a pop keyboardist, a composer for Black Light theater productions, and dramaturge for Czech Television...

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The Art of Drinking Absinthe

Published on November 08th, 2012 in Dining & Drinking

Absinthe has always been a novelty for Americans who associate it with the romantic, bohemian Prague of centuries ago. I’m regularly asked by visiting friends where to try it. Truthfully, if you want to sample quality absinthe, avoid any establishment that offers flaming green shots...

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Mushrooming in Prague at Stromovka Park

Published on November 01st, 2012 in Entertainment

Mushroom hunting and fine design have both been defining aspects of Czech culture for centuries – and on Sunday, November 4th in Stromovka Park, these two traditions will come together in a new way, as a local forest becomes a ‘mushroom-art’ gallery...

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Sneak-A-Peek Oddity: The Paternoster

Published on October 25th, 2012 in Sights

A “paternoster” is a dying breed of elevators that consists of a chain of open compartments that moves slowly up and down in a loop without stopping, so that passengers simply hop on or off as required. The name Paternoster...

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