Monthly Archives: January 2005

How to beat influenza

Written by: Galina Pembroke Though it was first described by the Greek physician Hippocrates in 412 BC, influenza remains a timely issue. Although sickness remains a universal suffering, there are ways we can beat this viral disease. PandemiePandemics are not new. According to the World Health Organization these occur between three and four times each…

Read more

January 2005

Five-pointed star The five-member group Alvik is currently one of the most melodic club bands you can hear in Prague. With Anya singing, Radim on flute, Petr on contrabass, Tio on drums, and Mishan designing the program and sound, Alvik gradually refined their music in small venues, jazz clubs, and later in larger halls to…

Read more

Petr Fejk, director, Prague Zoo

Written by: Anita Lišková Art: Nenad Vitas What did you want to be when you were a kid? A tinker. There was a cat fashioned from wire on the wall over my parents’ bed. I saw it as a symbol of our family. In which country would you like to live? On a Polynesian island.…

Read more

Look & Listen

movies Troy Writer David Benioff and director Wolfgang Petersen make mincemeat of the old Trojan War legends, confident that their target audience will never know the difference. There are impressive sets and good battle scenes, but this film trivializes the tale, compressing an epic 10-year war down to a stubby 17 days, and passing over…

Read more

January 2005

Compiled by Anita Lišková “Chapter one: Mommy has the car. Daddy has a piercing. Sister is a porn star. Brother deals ecstasy. Auntie has a tattoo. Uncle doesn’t work, he is happy with social benefits. Grandpa is an StB agent.“ – Miroslav Macek’s “suggestion“ of how to write a new picture primer book (for kids…

Read more

ISSUE #109

Written by: Todd F. Shaw Sophisticated mollusk The Nokia 9500 Communicator offers a full set of business-critical applications, 802.11b WLAN and EGPRS (EDGE) for fast network connectivity, and 80 MB memory storage. An integrated camera and VGA video, large color screen, and full QWERTY keyboard are all packaged in a stylish clamshell design (with external…

Read more

New year shopping

Written by: Jiří Vašek Thanks to the savings offered by online merchants, the popularity of internet shopping increases each year. Today 7% of all consumer electronics and appliances are sold over the net. In addition to a vast assortment, all sorts of sales are going on in the wake of the Christmas season. http://www.mall.cz This…

Read more

Dressed for success

Written by: Petr Vykoukal Photo by: Petr Poliak From a wholesaler that supplied goods for department stores under their brand names, Blažek has developed into a company with its own retail network and a strong brand. Ladislav Blažek AT THE END of the eighties, Ladislav Blažek studied engineering at the Czech Institute of Technology in…

Read more

Who is the Czech consumer?

Written by: Jason Hovet, Tim Gosling, Monika Mudranincová Photo by: Vojtěch Vlk What are the main factors affecting the behavior of today’s consumers? The Prague Tribune spoke to leading retailers about the trends they follow, and asked some typical consumers to describe what’s in their wallet, or to show what’s in their trolley. Petr Sokol…

Read more

Petr Gandalovič: A zero-tolerance policy

Written by: Petr Poledňák Photo by: Vojtěch Vlk As the Czech General Consul in New York, he lived through the nerve-wracking aftermath of 9/11. After coming home to Ústí nad Labem, he helped build ramparts against the floods. Two months later he was elected Lord Mayor of the city. People in this country are generally…

Read more
Back to top