Culture, Czech Republic, Entertainment, Prague

ComicsPoint II, a Comic Book Store in Prague

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.

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Open on the weekends come holiday time.

Web, email, phone: +420 222 524 222
Comics Point
Anglicka 14, Praha 2, Czech Republic
Bohemia, Culture, Czech Events, Czech News, Czech Republic, Prague

Masopust/Eurocarnival 2010

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.

Bohemia, Culture, Czech Events, Czech Holidays, Czech News, Czech Republic, Prague

Freedom and Its Adversaries

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

Opening remarks:

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

Opening remarks:

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)

Apple, Czech Republic, Prague

New Mac Mini Server

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?

Bohemia, Czech Events, Czech Holidays, Czech News, Czech Republic, History, Prague

20th Anniversary of The Velvet Revolution

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.

With events taking place between the 14th and the 17th, at least one will include remote greetings from President Barack Obama, Angela Merkel, the Dalai Lama and Mikhail Gorbachev.

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.