Monthly Archives: July 2004

July/August 2004

Actors’ show in Smíchov This summer outstanding actors such as Ivana Chýlková, Karel Roden, Daniela Kolářová, Pavel Kříž, Hana Maciuchová, Eva Holubová, Ladislav Frej, Jana Krausová, and others will perform at the Švandovo divadlo in Prague as part of the first annual Studio DVA theatrical company show. The “Summer 2004 Actors” festival will run in…

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Jan Vodňanský, poet, writer, singer-songwriter, screenplay writer

Written by: Anita Lišková Art: Nenad Vitas What did you want to be when you were a kid? Successively: the president, a hockey goalie, and, in my teens, fighter pilot. Also a sailor. What is your favorite daytime activity? Walking around Prague and waiting for inspiration. What truth would you like reestablish about yourself? That…

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Look & Listen

movies The Matrix Revolutions This first installment of this cyberpunk trilogy felt like the big bang of modern science-fiction cinema, drenched in attitude, haute-couture, religious mysticism, and bracing kung-fu action. But while writer-director brothers Andy and Larry Wachowski continue to ponder the essence of identity and reality in the final episode, much of that envelope-shattering…

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July/August 2004

Compiled by Anita Lišková “I don’t usually sleep like that. The first time I was bored, not tired. And the second time I just closed my eyes.” – Senator and ČSSD representative in the European parliament Richard Falbr answers questions about whether he is sleeping in the European parliament. Recently he was noticed falling asleep…

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Authentically modern

Written by: Štěpánka Strouhalová Photo by: Věroslav Sixt With their clean, sensitive reconstruction of the unique, functionalist Palička villa in the Osada Baba complex in Prague 6, architects Ladislav Lábus and Norbert Schmidt succeeded in converting a historically valuable structure into a place for living without damaging its authenticity. The progressively designed house was conceived…

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ISSUE #104

Written by: Todd F. Shaw Mobile Intelligent Terminals Samsung’s new line combines the power of a laptop in the convenient body of a mobile phone. The SGH-i500 is a camera phone with Palm OS 5.2, enabling users to continuously connect to the net and view HTML sites in full, vibrant color. With a compact, 180-degree…

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The call of vacation

Written by: Jiří Vašek If you haven’t had your vacation yet, don’t despair. You can fly around Europe at prices that rival train or bus tickets a few years ago. To find the cheapest airfares online, choose the least busy days to fly – i.e., Tuesday and Wednesday – avoid holiday periods, and stay at…

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Gateway to success

Written by: Fiona Gaze Photo by: Jan Vágner The remarkable rise of 2N Telekomunikace has been a steep learning curve for CEO Miroslav Hofman. The domestic and international success of this Modřany-based firm didn’t come easy. Miroslav Hofman HOFMAN, ALONG WITH cofounders Roman Pihan and Hanuš Brychta, had no idea what was in store for…

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Budding romance or green myth?

Written by: David Creighton, Anita Lišková Saving costs or saving the planet? One line of thought holds that capitalism and environmentalism don’t mix, yet more and more Czech companies are “going green”. How will recent EU entry affect local eco-friendly development? “SUSTAINABILITY”, “environmentally-friendly”, and “ecological”. Everyone is familiar with these buzzwords, which started flying around…

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Jan Saudek. Life isn’t black and white

Written by: Monika Mudranincová & Anita Lišková Photo by: David Holas This photographer, is a brilliant artist and living legend to some, and a hack and poseur to others. His severe frankness, which irritates some people, always evokes discourse. Here are some of his views on society, photography, and his life. You’re perceived mainly as…

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