https://spectator.sme.sk/r/22/culture-and-lifestyle/atomSpectator.sme.sk - The Slovak Spectator2791-02-23T15:19:42ZSlovakia's English-language newspaper covering politics, business, culture, sport and opinion -- with real time news updates.Petit Press, a.s.rss_contact_emailhttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20767429/famous-mime-celebrates-anniversary-with-bratislava-performances.htmlFamous mime celebrates anniversary with Bratislava performances2018-02-23T15:46:27ZApart from giving four performances in the theatre where his Slovak career started 50 years ago, internationally famous mime artist Milan Sládek will also have a show with the public-service RTVS broadcaster.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20767321/cemetery-with-a-remarkable-creative-concept.htmlCemetery with a remarkable creative concept2018-02-23T14:22:02ZThe shapes of tombstones were prescribed until 1997https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20765291/well-known-british-tree-hunter-visits-slovakia.htmlWell-known British Tree Hunter visits Slovakia2018-02-23T07:15:00ZVote for your favourite tree in the contest.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20766759/colorful-bulgarian-exhibition-at-airport.htmlColorful Bulgarian exhibition at airport2018-02-22T17:12:01ZThe exhibition presenting Bulgarian artists has a clear association with the Bratislava airport: not one, but two destinations in the country are served from there.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20766088/studying-the-mayas-is-like-studying-martians-says-slovak-maya-expert.htmlStudying the Mayas is like studying Martians says Slovak Maya expert2018-02-21T21:21:20ZMilan Kováč led the Slovak team participating in one of the biggest discoveries of Maya civilisation.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20766149/demanovska-cave-is-no-longer-the-most-visited-in-slovakia.htmlDemänovská Cave is no longer the most visited in Slovakia2018-02-21T21:17:08ZBelianska Cave in the High Tatras received 8,500 more visitors than the "Slovak gem" this year.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20766004/who-do-slovaks-marry-the-most-among-foreigners.htmlWho do Slovaks marry the most among foreigners?2018-02-21T16:49:41ZMixed marriages are still quite rare among Slovaks compared to elsewhere in the EU. Slovak women are more likely to marry foreigners than Slovak men. Here is why.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20758937/art-train-to-connect-bratislava-and-vienna.html“Art train” to connect Bratislava and Vienna2018-02-20T23:07:57ZThe project recalling the legendary “tram” connecting the two capitals lying closest to one another in Europe, allows the Slovak and Austrian art scenes to join forces aboard trains.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20763977/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava2018-02-20T21:35:00ZTips for the top 10 events in the capital between February 23 and March 4, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20764205/skiers-and-holidaymakers-can-use-free-ski-buses-in-liptov.htmlSkiers and holidaymakers can use free ski-buses in Liptov2018-02-19T22:56:20ZThe popular area surrounding the Jasná ski resort offers free shuttle-buses to carry tourists around from February 19th onwards.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20762116/the-secret-mountain-view-over-half-of-slovakia.htmlThe secret mountain view over half of Slovakia2018-02-18T07:20:00ZWhen the weather is suitable, mountains over 100 km away can be seen.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20762108/slovak-paleontologist-discovers-oldest-vertebrate-in-slovakia.htmlSlovak paleontologist discovers oldest vertebrate in Slovakia2018-02-17T08:10:00ZThe skeleton was hidden in a cave.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20762324/returning-to-bratislava-legendary-quartet-and-legendary-composer.htmlReturning to Bratislava: Legendary quartet and legendary composer2018-02-16T11:52:38ZIn February 2018, Brodsky Quartet will come to the Slovak capital to perform the late quartets of the composer who visited it back in 1796.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20762214/slovak-experts-pull-back-veil-of-ancient-maya-civilisation.htmlSlovak archaeologists discover a key to understanding the Maya2018-02-16T11:15:27ZRevolutionary laser technology has changed the view of current knowledge about the ancient Mayas. Slovak experts' findings are part of a major breakthrough in Maya archaeology.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20762100/slovaks-in-hungarian-village-celebrate-doughnut-festival.htmlSlovaks in Hungarian village celebrate doughnut festival2018-02-16T08:12:10ZSeveral nationalities meet every year at the sweet festival.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20762015/new-cycle-bridge-over-danube-to-connect-slovak-dobrohost-with-hungarian-dunakiliti.htmlNew cycle bridge over Danube to connect Slovak Dobrohošť with Hungarian Dunakiliti2018-02-15T22:42:14ZThe bridge is planned to be built between 2019 and 2020https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20760927/nova-cvernovka-begins-full-operation-in-former-school.htmlNová Cvernovka begins full operation in former school2018-02-15T07:38:33ZThe creative community not only successfully moved to a new place but advanced to a new, higher levelhttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20760152/new-bratislava-bus-line-brings-kamzik-closer.htmlNew Bratislava bus line brings Kamzík closer2018-02-14T17:30:24ZThe bus runs during weekends and holidayshttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20760668/ash-wednesday-starts-lent-the-preparation-for-easter.htmlAsh Wednesday starts Lent, the preparation for Easter2018-02-14T13:59:14ZAfter a period (this time hardly more than a month) of balls and entertainment, forty days of ritual fasting, called Lent, starts for Christians on February 14 this year.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20760336/slovak-films-featured-at-the-2018-berlin-film-festival.htmlSlovak films featured at the 2018 Berlin film festival2018-02-13T22:09:35ZA Slovak co-production and short animation will be showcased at Berlinale 2018.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20760179/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava2018-02-13T20:06:32ZTips for the top 10 events in the capital between February 16 and February 25, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20759833/the-danube-limes-proposed-for-unesco-heritage-list.htmlThe Danube Limes proposed for UNESCO heritage list2018-02-13T13:50:32ZAmong almost a hundred monuments dating back to the northern borders of the Roman Empire – including those from Slovakia – those in Rusovce have a good chance entering the UNESCO heritage group.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20759256/czech-slovak-film-insects-screened-at-rotterdam-festival.htmlCzech-Slovak film Insects screened at Rotterdam festival2018-02-12T16:21:23ZOne of the films premiered at the renowned film festival in Rotterdam was the Czech-Slovak co-production Insects by Jan Švankmajer, who was also in much demand for speaking.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20758624/dating-agencies-for-millionaires-are-expensive-but-successful.htmlDating agencies for millionaires are expensive but successful2018-02-12T11:29:06ZKatarína Němcová founded an agency that matches people willing to spend a thousand euros for one date.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20754775/fairytale-cottage-and-sunrise-above-the-canoe-look-at-the-winning-photos-of-malohont-competition.htmlFairytale cottage and sunrise above the canoe: look at the winning photos of Malohont competition2018-02-11T17:25:00ZBoth professional and amateur photographers make the Malohont region more visible via a photography contest.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20754771/dilapidated-synagogue-in-kosice-slowly-gets-new-life.htmlDilapidated synagogue in Košice slowly gets new life2018-02-11T07:15:00ZThe newest change is a tile floor made in central Slovakia.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20754769/enjoy-a-selfieccino-in-bratislava.htmlEnjoy a “selfieccino” in Bratislava2018-02-10T07:10:00ZChoose a photo from your mobile and see it on your coffee.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20750979/piece-of-rusty-iron-in-stream-turns-out-to-be-prehistoric-axe.htmlPiece of rusty iron in stream turns out to be prehistoric axe2018-02-09T07:05:00ZMany people do not report their findings, so they end up in foreign exchanges.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20754670/bratislava-boroughs-call-for-halt-to-logging-in-vicinity-of-the-city.htmlBratislava boroughs call for halt to logging in vicinity of the city2018-02-08T07:03:42ZThey want the forests around Bratislava to serve for recreation and not as a source of wood.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20755723/have-you-seen-the-icefall-in-eastern-slovakia-yet.htmlHave you seen the icefall in eastern Slovakia yet?2018-02-07T19:54:25ZThe icefall belongs to the most beautiful, natural phenomena of winter.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20754642/hungarian-state-opera-tours-slovakia.htmlHungarian state opera tours Slovakia. Where can you see it?2018-02-07T16:02:23ZDue to the closure and renovation of its residence, the Hungarian State Opera, including its ballet section, has embarked on a tour that makes three stops in Slovakia.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20755308/memorial-to-norwegian-writer-bjornson-unveiled-in-kosice.htmlNorwegian writer Björnson, a friend of Slovaks, has memorial in Košice2018-02-07T13:47:38ZMarking the credit for Norwegian writer and his engagement in the struggle of small nations – including Slovakia – for independence, a memorial to Björnstjerne Björnson was festively unveiled in Košice.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20754815/new-ski-slope-will-be-built-in-low-tatras.htmlNew ski slope will be built in Low Tatras2018-02-06T20:39:59ZJasná, the popular ski resort where World Championship races in Alpine Skiing have taken place, will add a new slope to its already expansive network of trails.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20753992/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava2018-02-06T19:55:00ZTips for the top 10 events in the capital between February 9 and February 18, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20754285/lucnica-folklore-ensemble-celebrates-70-years-with-a-series-of-performances.htmlLúčnica folklore ensemble prepares big birthday party2018-02-06T13:54:52ZAmong the many anniversaries Slovakia is celebrating in 2018, there is one which concerns a smaller group of people: the Lúčnica folklore troupe, known at home and abroad, turns 70.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20754397/canadian-native-turns-phonetic-trick-into-popular-cafe.htmlCanadian native turns phonetic trick into a popular Bratislava café2018-02-06T13:03:06ZThirteen years ago, Ben Pascoe was an aspiring entrepreneur with a cool way of remembering the phrase “nech sa páči”.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20753762/japanese-cinematography-in-bratislava-cinema.htmlJapanese cinematography in Bratislava cinema2018-02-06T06:45:00ZFour contemporary Japanese movies will be shown in the second week of February, with both English and Slovak subtitles.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20754035/hopin-public-transport-Bratislava-app.htmlWhere is my bus?2018-02-05T22:18:15ZThe updated Hopin taxi app offers new services for public transport users in Bratislava.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20753515/vanfleteren-slovakia-is-still-unknown-to-belgian-and-dutch-tourists.htmlBelgian hotelier: Slovakia is still unknown to Belgian and Dutch tourists2018-02-05T14:06:01ZA Belgian hotelier operating in Slovakia helps spread the word about the country as a tourist destination.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20752462/new-ways-and-new-path-of-slovak-architect-weinwurm.htmlNew ways and new path of Slovak architect Weinwurm2018-02-03T12:47:16ZThe irregular guided tour in English this time offers an insight into the innovative thinking and concept of Slovak architect Friedrich Weinwurm, known also outside the then-Czechoslovakia, a pioneer of architectural avant-garde in Slovakia.