Culture & lifestyle

Retreat for filmmakers pops up in Bratislava

A residency project for screenwriters and directors wants to help put Slovakia on the cinematic map.Michaela Terenzani, 21. Jan 2020, at 13:41

Pop Up Film Residency networking event in Bratislava

Iconic industrial building in Bratislava may host craft brewery

Heineken is looking to ride the wave of craft beers in Slovakia.Compiled by Spectator staff, 20. Jan 2020, at 17:39

The historical wareholuse may turn into a craft brewery and offices.

Slovakia chosen by NASA again for Astronomy Picture of the Day

The photo was captured in Oravská Lesná with a view of the Malá Fatra.Compiled by Spectator staff, 20. Jan 2020, at 13:30

Archaeologists discover remains of defensive ground bank in Žilina

The embankment was first mentioned in the 15th century.Compiled by Spectator staff, 19. Jan 2020, at 9:50

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Sad Janka Kráľa Park getting a facelift

Damaged trees will be cut or trimmed, paths and benches will be repaired.Jana Liptáková, 17. Jan 2020, at 14:25

Sculpture of poet Janko Kráľ after whom the Sad Janka Kráľa park is named.
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The Rise of Skywalker restores balance in the Star Wars universe

Returning director J. J. Abrams has delivered a satisfying end to the trilogy.Angel O. Madrid15. Jan 2020, at 13:59

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Traditional pig-slaughtering shown in Svidník

They prepared soup, white pudding, sausages, brawn and cabbage with meat.Compiled by Spectator staff, 14. Jan 2020, at 21:48

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Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between January 17 and January 26, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Compiled by Spectator staff, 14. Jan 2020, at 19:45

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Museologist discovers the story behind one of the paintings at Bojnice castle

The man in the picture is wearing a theatrical costume from the horse ballet that took place in 1667 in Vienna.Compiled by Spectator staff, 12. Jan 2020, at 9:30

Benjamin Block or Gerard Du Chateau: Portrait of Emperor Joseph I., 1680-1690, 205x126 cm

Suché Mýto used to be a lively part of today’s Bratislava

Part of it was pulled down after WWII and other buildings made space for elevated crossings in the late 1970s.Jana Liptáková, 10. Jan 2020, at 13:52

Historical Suché Mýto with the St Michal tower in the background.
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Movie Review

Joker: An unsettling tale of a vulnerable villain

The latest depiction of Batman's foe relieves a world suffering from superhero fatigue.Angel O. Madrid9. Jan 2020, at 14:36

Joaquin Phoenix won a Golden Globe for his work in Joker

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between January 10 and January 19, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Compiled by Spectator staff, 8. Jan 2020, at 12:38

Travel cinema: Thailand (Illustrative stock photo)
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Slovak National Theatre director resigns

Vladimír Antala was the SND director for more than a year.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. Jan 2020, at 22:03

Former SND chair Vladimír Antala and Culture Minister Ľubica Laššáková talk to the media on January 24, 2019, in Bratislava.

Camels hit the streets of Bratislava's Old Town

Look how the Epiphany was celebrated around Slovakia.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. Jan 2020, at 14:28

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Christians celebrate Epiphany

It is a tradition to consecrate houses during this day.Compiled by Spectator staff, 6. Jan 2020, at 13:07

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FAQ: What foreigners ask before relocating to Slovakia?

Finding a new home in Slovakia.Radka Minarechová, 5. Jan 2020, at 12:40

UK artist Stormzy confirmed to perform at Pohoda 2020

Pohoda Festival is held from July 9 to 11 at Trenčín airport.Compiled by Spectator staff, 2. Jan 2020, at 13:49

Stormzy will play his slot at the Pohoda Festival on July 9, 2020, at the Trenčín airport
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Spectacular Slovakia Podcast

Spectacular Slovakia with almost 60,000 plays in 2019

Listen back to the 10 most listened to Spectacular Slovakia episodes.Peter Dlhopolec, 2. Jan 2020, at 13:39

Artificial snow is being made at the ski resort Vrátna Malá Fatra-Paseky, central Slovakia, on December 2, 2019.
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How much weight do Slovaks and Czechs gain on average in Christmas time?

Both Slovaks as well Czech make New Year’s resolutions, but they do not fulfil them.Compiled by Spectator staff, 31. Dec 2019, at 9:00

Christmas table is traditionally rich in Slovakia as well as the Czech Republic.