An exhibit at the Harvard University Center for Government and International Studies this month displayed “black and white photos snapped for over twenty years by citizen spies employed by the Cold War communist government.” The photos are also collected in a book.
As father of, now, three, I’m accustomed to not seeing the movies I wish I could see. Still, it’s with particular regret that I read of The Ironic Curtain, a Czech Film Series coming to New York. It sounds like a great lineup.
A new entry? Do tell.
The V.J. Rott building will soon be home to the Hard Rock Cafe. Lest you think such a thing would be horribly tacky, fear not: the three-floor cafe and bar will feature “a 5-meter custom-made crystal guitar, which will hang suspended from the ceiling.”
Slovakia has beaten regional peers Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic on the way to the euro by a broad margin. The latter two countries have not set a euro entry date yet.
[Klaus] has dismissed the presidency as “unimportant”, making foreign media wonder about Czech ability to preside over the EU.
It’s a remarkable contrast, and unfortunately I don’t keep up with regional politics well enough to understand it. I can’t see how it will be to the Czech Republic’s benefit to provide weak or indifferent leadership during their EU presidency.
Slovakia is making the last preparations to switch to the euro on January 1 in a feat for the country of 5 million whose recent history serves as a blueprint for economic success.