Why is chain migration so controversial?

“CHAIN MIGRATION”, the process by which American citizens and green-card holders (permanent residents) bring family members to the United States to live, used to be a neutral term. It has, …

Will Russia retain its key ally in Prague?

We recommend our readers the following short commentary published on the Stopfake.org. „This weekend, the first round of presidential elections was held in the Czech Republic. During the presidential campaign, …

Don’t Touch My Hair

While it is certainly true that a stare does not mean malice or hate, a stare can say a lot about the social progress and climate in a society. Before …

Less Euromaidan, More Gamergate

“Come on guys, let’s be serious. If you really want to do something, don’t just ‘like’ this post. Write that you are ready, and we can try to start something.” …

Beauty Requires Sacrifice

A hundred years have passed since one of the most explosive political events of the 20th century. The Russian Revolution of 1917 remarkably changed the social and political order in …

Has Freedom Lost Its Ground in Prague?

The anniversary of the Velvet Revolution is a Czech national holiday, November 17th, and I have always enjoyed walking around the city center on this day. There are lively protests …

How is Facebook Changing Your Reality?

Facebook has much more political and market power than an everyday user may think. Like any digital platform, the popular social network site holds the ability to shape a user’s …

Franz Kafka ist tot

Prague, in 2017 the fifth most visited city in Europe – which boasts an influx of both visiting tourists & long-term dwellers from abroad – has become a major market …

Provincial Maternity Hospital

Completed in 1875, the Provincial Maternity Hospital in Prague represented the state of the art in nineteenth-century obstetrics. At that time, many young mothers died in childbirth; so in 1867, …

Church of the Holy Trinity

One of the earliest baroque buildings in Bohemia, the church of the Holy Trinity at Zahořany near Křešice was built between 1653 and 1657 by the Italian architect Bernardo Spineta …

The Red Field

This two-storey townhouse ‘U Červeného pole’ (‘The Red Field’) is an ancient survivor in a street otherwise dominated by much taller buildings from the 1900s, such as the nearby ‘U …

Church of Saint Joseph, and Na Poříčí 1077/1

Alongside the refurbished barracks that now form the Palladium shopping centre in Prague’s New Town sits the unassuming single-gabled church of St Joseph. It was built between 1636 and 1653 …