Update: The’ve opened another store in the lower level of the Palladium shopping mall. Very pretty store.
Wow. This is the second store that this couple have opened and it really nails the “comic store with everything” vibe. We finally have a real comic book store in Prague (and now 4,500 comics richer!) And unlike every other place I’ve been around here, it is quite sanely priced.
Open on the weekends come holiday time.Web, email, phone: +420 222 524 222 Comics Point Anglicka 14, Praha 2, Czech Republic
In what was supposed to be the largest carnival celebration in Europe, yesterday was the last day of Masopust. For an excellent description of this holiday-slash-celebration, go here. Long story short, it’s the start of Lent, but without the religion.
And, because one thousand people have hit this page, here is a link to a bunch of pictures I took yesterday of the costumed celebrants.
From Vaclav Havel’s Forum 2000 web site, there will be a round-table discussion and debate with students this Saturday morning and afternoon the 14th of November, 2009.
The program is scheduled to be as follows:
10:00 – 11:15 – Part I of the roundtable (Faculty of Philosophy) – in Czech
Freedom and Its Adversaries: Perspectives of Human Experience
Jan Sokol, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities CU Prague, Czech Republic
Václav Havel, Former President, Czech Republic
André Glucksmann, Philosopher, France
Petr Pithart, Vice President of the Senate, Czech Republic
Jan Urban, Journalist, Czech Republic
M.C. Putna, Director of the Václav Havel Library, Czech Republic
11:15 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:45 Part II of the roundtable (Faculty of Philosophy) – in English
Freedom and Its Adversaries: Perspectives of Central Europe
Madeleine Albright, Former Secretary of State, USA
Jacques Rupnik, Historian, Director of CERI, France
Adam Michnik, Former Dissident, Editor-in-Chief, Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland
Martin Bútora, Sociologist, Writer, Diplomat, Slovak Republic
Tom Stoppard, Playwright and Screenwriter, United Kingdom
Timothy Garton Ash, Writer and Columnist, United Kingdom
12:45 – 14:00 Lunch (Kampa Park)
14:00 – 15:15 Debate with the students
Students and invited observers (approximately 400 people)
will not be available, ever, in the Czech Republic.
Talk to any of the the folks distributing/selling Apple equipment here (Kinetik, iStyle). That’s what I’m being told, and they say that reason is because it is only going to official Apple stores, and since there are officially none in the CR there will officially be no mac mini servers sold here. Officially.
I am officially “livid”, and contributing to the lost of sales in this country by buying overseas where it is cheaper? What’s the point in that?
I am looking forward to this year’s celebration. It will start Saturday and continue through Tuesday for most, lots of employers are giving people Monday off.
Saturday’s concert looks like Suzanne Vega, Joan Baez, Renée Fleming and Lou Reed will be playing without Mick Jagger.
Also on Saturday will be a series of debate/discussion organized by Charles University with such figures as Madeleine Albright, Tom Stoppard, Adam Michnik and Bob Geldof in attendance. I have an invite to this one, so here’s hoping I see you there.