Transgender advocacy is gaining traction in the Czech Republic, but many transgender people still face discrimination. Photo courtesy Damian Machaj.

Transitioning in the Public Eye

New transgender groups raise awareness, build communities


The Programmer Behind the Iron Curtain

How video game maestro Frantisek Fuka shaped the tech industry during, after Communism

Burgers, borscht and blueberry cheesecake, oh my! Follow us on an adventure through Czech raw foods.

Raw Food is More Than Salads

The Prague raw food phenomenon reveals panoply of tastes

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Chimney Climbers, an organization established about 34 years ago in Prague, that now boasts over 1,000 members.

Cheap Thrills: Get Your Chimney Climb On

Rebellion against communist authorities turns into high-soaring hobby
After violence erupted in Damascus in 2012, Syrian native Hashim Taji fled to Prague, where he had lived from 1997 to 2005. He owns a currency exchange storefront near Old Town Square. Photo by Valerio Farris.

From Damascus to Old Town Square

A Syrian immigrant reflects on his war-torn home and new life among ...

Should the U.S. Ambassador Be Banned from Prague Castle?

Locals weigh in on diplomatic brouhaha

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According to Czechs, cesnecka, utopenci, chicken soup or even a cold Pilsner are all sure-fire ways to cure a hangover.

How to Nurse a Hangover

We scientifically test Czech cures for morning-after misery

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Vzorkovna, a hip bar that can be found surprisingly near Old Town Square in Prague, recently changed locations. Photo via

New Vzorkovna Loses Hipster Vibe

Gentrified grunge bar still has dog but not much funk

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Cirqueon provides information on Czech and European developments in the field of new circus projects. Courtesy of Cirqueon.

How to Join the Circus

The high-flying workout that builds a communal bond as strong as your muscles

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For young Czechs, favorite musicians range from the local bands like Wohnout, up-and-comers like Madeon, as well as international pop stars such as Beyonce. Photo by Peter Slattery.

French House, Balkan-Latin fusion and Screamo

What locals listen to when they want to get moving.

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The more-upscale Fashion Church is an upscale boutique located on Zelezna near old town square. Photo by Peter Slattery.

Faux Leather Shorts with Fur? Yeah We Got That

 One-of-a-kind shops offer alternative to uniformity of global brands

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Opened in 1933, U Krouzku used to be open until 5 AM to serve chimney sweeps, trash collectors, bakers and other early morning professions. Credit VŠE - Degustátoři.

Ice-Cold Pork Belly with Rubbery Skin

Zizkov restaurant U Krouzku under delivers

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Some Russian Students Pay for Homeland’s Stigma

Putin’s actions do not win friends for Russians in the Czech lands

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Blowing Life Into Glass for Almost Fifty Years

Jiri Suhajek may be apolitical, but don’t call his art conformist

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After members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon's University of Oklahoma chapter were caught on video singing a racist chant, OU shut their chapter down. Photo courtesy of NBC News.

Charles University Students Weigh In on University of Oklahoma Scandal

A survey on two American traditions: Fraternities and Racism

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Stigma Hinders Some Moms Who Work Before Baby Turns 3

Critics say extended maternity leave contributes to gender pay gap

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