Monthly Archives: December 2003

December 2003

Compiled by Anita Lišková “We will aspire to victory. We know that it is possible.Our examples are countries like Mongolia or Moldova, which are already ruled by communists.” – KSČM vice-chairman Václav Exner speaking about the communists’ expectations of electoral victory. “I hope I’m not going to end up the same way as the Dalai…

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Look & Listen

movies Amores Perros Autos and a trio of stories collide at a Mexican traffic intersection in this seething, unsettling, Oscar-nominated debut from director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. A Latino-Tarantino mix of crime, mayhem, passion, and lost souls, which exposes the lives of its complex characters in lurid imagery that lingers like an epic nightmare. Solaris Steven…

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Jo Weaver, founder & director, JWA agency

Written by: Anita Lišková Art: Nenad Vitas What did you want to be when you were a kid? An international show jumper. Or possibly a world-beating tennis player. The show-jumping bit almost came off; I’m still attempting the tennis. What truth about yourself would you like people to know? I am even nicer than I…

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December 2003

Compiled by Marie Šrámková Photo: archiv Vocal sensation Photo: Archiv In mid-December, the Metropolitan Opera soloist and one of the greatest artists of the 21st century, Denyce Graves will perform at a concert in the State Opera House. Her performance will be the first of a three-year cycle of concerts called, somewhat pedantically, “Metropolitan Opera…

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Drinking to your health

Written by: Galina Pembroke Last year, 7.7 million hectoliters of Pilsner Urquell were purchased on the local market. While the high quality of Czech beer has long been celebrated, recent reports show that beer – as well as red wine – are healthier than we had imagined. Moderating the mixIN DRINK as in life, balance…

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The best of Reykjavik

Written by: Anita Lišková & Tamina Quinto-Penková Photo by: allphoto images Historically called the “Smokey Bay”, Reykjavik is a clean and culturally rich city situated along the brim of the Atlantic Ocean. Despite its bleak weather in winter, the jovial and foreign-friendly character of natives contributes to the cheerful atmosphere of the Icelandic capital. Josef…

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Holiday tips

Written by: Anita Lišková Photo: Archiv The holidays are coming, and the season demands a feast. We’ve selected a few of the numerous restaurants in the city that are offering special menus for Christmas, or those providing especially festive catering and carry-out. Le Traiteur The catering company Le Traiteur’s Christmas menu offers traditional French specialties…

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The Bacchus Report: Sommeliers – experts in good taste

Written by: Libor Ševčík Generally speaking, an upscale restaurant that prides itself on the renown of its wines will have a sommelier. In this country the first harbingers are already appearing. However, even with growing interest in fine wines our top restaurants lack experts who can master this profession. foto archiv The word sommelier comes…

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A different concept

Written by: Štěpánka Strouhalová Photo by: Věroslav SixtChristmas shopping can turn into a marathon, especially if you’re looking for something unusual, and not too expensive. This year, give the gift of tasteful and unique design – with our selection of specialty items from local shops as inspiration. Porcelain carafes with wooden tops, Sagaform, designed by…

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Science meets art

Written by: René Jakl Photo by: René Jakl Once you step into the building of the pharmaceuticals company Zentiva in Dolní Měcholupy, you’ll quickly forget you’re in a factory, as the elegant administrative part of the complex is separated from the manufacturing part. But a hint of pharmaceuticals can still be detected in the absolute…

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