Culture & lifestyle

Kirschner: Music has always been the intention

Jana Kirschner has been on the Slovak music scene for more than 20 years.Nina Francelová, 20. Apr 2019, at 8:05

Looking for hidden Easter eggs is not the Slovaks’ cup of tea

Slovaks perceive Easter as a primarily religious holiday.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Apr 2019, at 21:24

Coincidental finding revealed unknown elevated prehistoric settlement

Archaeologists also found fragments of vessels dating to the Bronze Age.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Apr 2019, at 13:55

The place of finding

Slovakia's philharmonic ensembles will play concerts in tribute to Notre Dame

Two Easter holidays concerts will take place in Bratislava and Košice.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Apr 2019, at 5:42

Slovakia's philharmonic orchestras will pay tribute to the burned-down Notre Dame cathedral before Easter.

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between April 19 and April 28, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Compiled by Spectator staff, 16. Apr 2019, at 19:35

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Archaeological research uncovered 17 cremation graves

It is possible that experts will find some Bronze jewellery.Compiled by Spectator staff, 16. Apr 2019, at 13:47

Archaeological research uncovered 17 cremation graves

London's Tate Modern will exhibit the work of Slovak sculptor

Mária Bartuszová's work was displayed in NYC, but the Slovak National Gallery rejected it.Jana Alexová15. Apr 2019, at 13:36

Mária Bartuszová's works were displayed in Warsaw, Poland.
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Blog: In Denmark, challenge was my daily bread

Timber founder Vladimira Briestenska says studying and working abroad forces you to face yourself and appreciate what you’ve got.Zuzana Palovic13. Apr 2019, at 10:35

Vladimira Briestenska

Blog: Bike-sharing: How to discover Bratislava in one day

Tourists can take advantage of a convenient bike-sharing service for €6 a day.Anna Fay, 12. Apr 2019, at 14:11

Slovnaft's bright yellow bikes are hard to miss in Bratislava.

Statutes and reliefs of Alojz Rigele beautify Bratislava to this day

Sculptor Alojz Rigele left monumental oeuvre in the Slovak capital.Jana Liptáková, 12. Apr 2019, at 14:00

Alojz Rigele
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Boars dug out a treasure of coins from the turn of 15th and 16th century

The finders called the preservationists and are eligible to the 100 percent finder's fee.Compiled by Spectator staff, 12. Apr 2019, at 4:43

Archaeological treasure found near Likavka
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Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between April 12 and April 21, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Compiled by Spectator staff, 9. Apr 2019, at 18:11

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Without the Incas, Slovakia would not have halušky

The potato is an important ingredient in Slovak cuisine, but how and when did potatoes take over Europe?Ela Rybárová8. Apr 2019, at 11:36

In the past, potatoes in Slovakia were stored in cellars, potato pits, and in holes under the bed. Painters portrayed potatoes as well. This one is called "With Potatoes" by Ladislav Černický (1935-36).
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Have you ever tried beer jam?

Monika Nógellová has won the gastronomic Oscar for her beer delicacyJana Liptáková, 5. Apr 2019, at 13:20

Monika Nógellová with one of the awarded Beermalade.
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Indian makes record-long film about Czechoslovak New Wave Cinema

Indian director Shivendra Singh Dungarpur may have a long name, but his film CzechMate - In Search of Jiří Menzel is even longer. It recounts the stories of Czechoslovak film makers from the 1960s.Kristína Kúdelová4. Apr 2019, at 10:00

Film directors Jiří Menzel (left) and Shivendra Singh Dungarpur (right).
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Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between April 5 and April 14, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Compiled by Spectator staff, 2. Apr 2019, at 19:25

Bratislava
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Foreigners grapple with hate speech in Slovakia

Witnesses and victims are encouraged to report hate speech and hate crime to one of several resources available to them.Anna Fay, 2. Apr 2019, at 14:55

The municipal police answered questions during the roundtable.

Gabčík killed an architect of the Holocaust. Does it make him the greatest Slovak?

Operation Anthropoid was one of the most heroic and defining moments of the 20th century in Europe - carried out by a Slovak.Kristína Kúdelová1. Apr 2019, at 22:18

Banská Bystrica mayor Ján Nosko (right) awards war veteran Vladimír Strmeň (left) in 2015.

A Slovak helped create Superman

John Sikela, a native of Veľké Kozmálovce in Slovakia, was great at drawing. Had he not left Czechoslovakia, he never would have drawn Superman.Peter Getting1. Apr 2019, at 11:51

One of the 1943 Superman issues, which John Sikela helped co-draw.
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A decade built on trust

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