Monthly Archives: June 2004

June 2004

Compiled by Marie Šrámková Photo: archiv Hanging existential debate In a dramatization of a novel by one of Austria’s foremost writers and dramatists, Thomas Bernhard, Karel and Marian Roden have their first opportunity to act together. The play centers on two old men who endlessly squabble at the Art History Museum in Vienna in front…

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Jan Burian, singer, composer, publicist

Written by: Anita Lišková Art: Nenad Vitas What did you want to be when you were a kid? I wanted to be big. Now sometimes I wouldn’t mind if it were the other way around. What country would you like to live in? Right here in Bohemia. We could be a little more kind-hearted, educated,…

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Look & Listen

movies Master and Commander: The far side of the world Australian director Peter Weir’s film sails briskly over the screen in rich nautical detail, as the friendship of the ship’s captain (Russell Crowe) and its physician (Paul Bettany) is tested, along with the mettle of their crew, in a bracing tale of comradeship, courage, leadership,…

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May 2004

Compiled by Anita Lišková “He works sixteen hours a day, and every hard-working person knows how important it is to live comfortably.” – Ministry of Agriculture spokesperson Martin Severa, referring to the criticism of Minister Jaroslav Palas (ČSSD) for living in a 120 m2 luxury appartment near Staroměstské náměstí. The rent is paid by the…

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Virtual second hand

Written by: Jiří Vašek Like internet stores, online second hand shops have their attractions and drawbacks. A plus is that many people will read your ad, another is that you needn’t go anywhere with the item and you can use it until you sell it. And you set the price. http://jarmark.idnes.cz Jarmark, the freely accessible…

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A sparkling business

Written by: Kateřina Zapletňuková Photo by: Vladimír Weiss Soare sekt went from a favorite children’s champaign to becoming the Czech Republic’s second largest producer of sparkling and still wines. Roman Žďárský (left) & Jindřich Sobota A LABEL SELLS. Wine-maker Jindřich Sobota and his brother-in-law Roman Žďárský know this business rule very well. More than that,…

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Searching for balance

Written by: Jason Hovet Photo: Vojtěch Vlk, Petr PoliakA revolution of sorts in the Czech workforce has made women entrepreneurs, CEOs, and top managers more common. But what does success mean for them in terms of personal sacrifice? MORE THAN TWO MILLION WOMEN are now active in the national economy, and from this number, about…

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Jiří Bartoška: “It isn’t good to be successful”

Written by: Monika Mudranincová Photo by: Vojtěch Vlk For eleven years he has been president of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival – an official during the day and an actor in the evening. In our interview he speaks of the complex task of balancing the interests of sponsors, the state, and art. This year…

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CURRENT ISSUE #103

Written by: Klára Smolová Photo: Věroslav Sixt, Aleš Vlachovský, Tomáš Kubeš Welcome Ibis – 15.5.2004 The Accor Group is expanding its presence in Prague. The network of hotels Ibis, Novotel, and Mercure welcomed the latest member – Ibis Praha Smíchov hotel – just next to the Nový Smíchov shopping center. Vojtěch Zapletal (left), deputy mayor…

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Jan Kodeš: “Tennis has been good to me”

Written by: Monika Mudranincová Photo: Martin Šára What is this former Wimbledon winner doing today? Almost no one would know that Jan Kodeš (58), after years at the height of sports and business experience, decided to be a consultant living on an annuity. FROM 1970 TO 1974 he was ranked in the top ten in…

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