Culture & lifestyle

Oldest bat discovered in Slovakia

Environmentalists put a circle on it 26 years ago.Compiled by Spectator staff, 22. Feb 2020, at 8:35

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Berlinale will feature several Slovak films

Three films will be part of the official programme.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Feb 2020, at 22:02

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Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between February 21 and March 1, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Feb 2020, at 19:55

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No beach on the Danube in Bratislava this year

The main sponsor has withdrawn from this popular project after 13 years.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Feb 2020, at 18:13

Having good time at Magio Beach

The Year of the Ruthenian village

Start of preparation for counting of citizens.Compiled by Spectator staff, 16. Feb 2020, at 10:25

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Greta Gerwig’s Little Women is a fresh take on the literary classic

Fans of the Louisa May Alcott book and newcomers alike will enjoy this blockbuster success.Angel O. Madrid14. Feb 2020, at 12:09

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Forget Romeo and Juliet. A Slovak Verona recounts a real-life love story

The love between Andrej and Marína was not meant to be.Peter Dlhopolec, 13. Feb 2020, at 15:00

Banka lásky or Love Bank in Banská Štiavnica, central Slovakia.
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The scarce graphics reviving Slovakia's forgotten sites put on display

Čierne diery graphics, which depict dilapidated technical and architectural monuments, have become a phenomenon.Jana Alexová13. Feb 2020, at 11:21

A Bratislava market place known as "Miletička".
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Indian manager in Bratislava: I have never faced hostility or racism here

People in Slovakia are smart and have good technical skills, but they need more than that to capitalise on their potential.Jana Liptáková, 12. Feb 2020, at 17:07

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Holocaust Museum opens the rest of its permanent exhibition

The Sereď Holocaust Museum is housed in a former work and concentration camp.Compiled by Spectator staff, 11. Feb 2020, at 22:48

A new exposition in the Holocaust Museum in Sereď is opened on February 11, 2020.
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Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between February 14 and February 23, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Compiled by Spectator staff, 11. Feb 2020, at 18:07

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Thriller resembling Slovakia's political reality breaks audience records

The Swine movie's characters include mobster, party chairman, and minister.Kristína Kúdelová11. Feb 2020, at 14:03

Jozef Vajda in film Sviňa plays mafioso.

Pavel Vilikovský, one of Slovakia's biggest writers, dies

The writer and translator died in Bratislava on Monday.Compiled by Spectator staff, 11. Feb 2020, at 7:40

Pavel Vilikovsky
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Grandma explains how to make Slovak doughnuts

Pampúchy or šišky are simple and cheap to make.Peter Dlhopolec, 6. Feb 2020, at 12:36

Pampúchy or šišky are a common sweet dish in Slovakia.
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Pressburger Klezmer Band record iconic Slovak song in Yiddish

Listen to the Slovak and Yiddish versions of Čerešne or Karshelekh.Jana Alexová6. Feb 2020, at 11:33

Members of the Pressburger Klezmer Band from Slovakia.
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Yungblud and other Brits to bid farewell to Grape Festival in Piešťany

Grape Festival will have to relocate elsewhere in 2021.Compiled by Spectator staff, 5. Feb 2020, at 22:07

The 2019 Grape Festival at Piešťany airport in the west of Slovakia.
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Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between February 7 and February 16, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Compiled by Spectator staff, 5. Feb 2020, at 12:52

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Orava Castle made it to the vampire films several times, most recently in Dracula mini-series by Netflix and BBC.

Book about communist Czechoslovakia honours the Slovak journey

Authors Zuzana Palovic and Gabriela Bereghazyova were born behind the Iron Curtain but raised in a free world.Anna Fay, 1. Feb 2020, at 16:44

Zuzana Palovic and Gabriela Bereghazyova