Spectator.sme.sk - The Slovak Spectatorhttps://spectator.sme.sk/rssSlovakia's English-language newspaper covering politics, business, culture, sport and opinion -- with real time news updates.rss_contact_emailskThe best of Slovak architecture in 2019A school, chalet and public park were among those awarded.Tue, 15 Oct 2019 12:58:32 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22234217/the-best-of-slovak-architecture-in-2019.htmlSlovakia's best photo of 2019: Kočner hiding in a police carTake a look at the best photos from the 2019 Slovak Press Photo contest.Thu, 10 Oct 2019 10:13:39 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22231559/slovak-press-photo-best-picture-of-2019-hunched-kocner-hiding-in-a-police-car.htmlSpectacular Slovakia: Where to find handsome Slovak menSlovak folk songs may guide you to the right places.Wed, 09 Oct 2019 19:24:05 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22232555/spectacular-slovakia-podcast-where-to-find-handsome-slovak-men.htmlBlog: Some good reasons to take a bike ride to Devín in autumnA scrumptious taste of local viticulture is only one of them.Wed, 09 Oct 2019 12:54:54 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22230970/blog-some-good-reasons-to-take-a-bike-ride-to-devin-in-autumn.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaTips for the top 10 events in the capital between October 11 and October 20, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Tue, 08 Oct 2019 17:55:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22230717/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlWoody and the Toy Story gang are so much more than talking toysSometimes movies are just projections of the nostalgia within us.Fri, 04 Oct 2019 13:26:32 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22228642/woody-and-the-toy-story-gang-are-so-much-more-than-talking-toys.htmlUnique nature opportunity for Horský Park under new programmeHistorical park is divided into non-intervention, buffer and recreational zones.Fri, 04 Oct 2019 11:39:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22228013/unique-nature-opportunity-for-horsky-park-under-new-programme.htmlHis paintings were sold for lots of money, but Benka dreamed of career in musicMartin Benka became Slovakia’s national treasure for his artistic craft.Thu, 03 Oct 2019 16:46:44 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22228055/painter-martin-benka-spectacular-slovakia-podcast.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaTips for the top 10 events in the capital between October 4 and October 13, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Tue, 01 Oct 2019 18:40:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22225063/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlPressburg – Bratislava – 1919This exhibition marks Bratislava becoming part of Czechoslovakia.Tue, 01 Oct 2019 11:24:46 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22225727/pressburg-bratislava-1919.htmlSlovak premiere of Les Misérables reviewed by US theatre websiteIt is a “fresh and vital interpretation”.Mon, 30 Sep 2019 13:22:56 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22224982/slovak-premiere-of-les-miserables-reviewed-by-us-theatre-website.htmlBlog: How to survive and thrive during the AI revolutionThe world as we know it is going to change dramatically. The best we can do is to embrace this change and take an active part in it.Mon, 30 Sep 2019 11:03:05 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22219277/blog-how-to-survive-and-thrive-during-the-ai-revolution.htmlBlog: A page out of the foreigners’ storybookAt the Bratislava True Stories event on September 20, “Odkiaľ si” became the Slovak version of “Once Upon a Time”.Mon, 30 Sep 2019 10:58:56 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22224667/blog-a-page-out-of-the-foreigners-storybook.htmlThe White Night festival illuminated BratislavaCheck out the selection of pictures from the first day of the festival.Sat, 28 Sep 2019 12:54:01 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22223671/the-white-night-festival-illuminated-bratislava.htmlOctober 2019: Top 10 events in SlovakiaEnjoy autumn in Slovak regions: experience Cabbage Days in Stupava and get scared at Slovak castles.Fri, 27 Sep 2019 09:50:10 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22221442/october-2019-top-10-events-in-slovakia.htmlPeople in the Hont Region pulled a bull up on a tower“Why?” you may ask. Find out in the Spectacular Slovakia episode.Thu, 26 Sep 2019 17:48:09 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22222243/spectacular-slovakia-podcast-hont-region-storytelling-folklore.htmlTen things you need to know so you don't get lost during the White Night festival“A manual” for the festival and seven sites choosen by The Slovak Spectator.Thu, 26 Sep 2019 14:05:49 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22221592/a-manual-for-the-white-night-2019-programme-festival-Bratislava.htmlWhite Night: People think art should be nice. It does not have to beArt should make people react, the festival's art director Z. Pacáková says.Thu, 26 Sep 2019 11:37:13 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22221670/white-night-biela-noc-slovakia-people-think-art-must-be-nice-it-does-not-pacakova.htmlSlovak scientists grace the pages of prestigious journal NatureScientists from Slovakia clarified the connection between climate change and the size of floods.Tue, 24 Sep 2019 21:57:23 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22218997/slovak-scientists-grace-the-pages-of-prestigious-journal-nature.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaTips for the top 10 events in the capital between September 27 and October 4, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Tue, 24 Sep 2019 18:10:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22219084/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlFate of dilapidating Jurkovič’s cable car station is unclearThe historic building has not been used for more than 20 years.Tue, 24 Sep 2019 13:53:23 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22218984/fate-of-dilapidating-jurkovics-cable-car-station-is-unclear.htmlSlovak Egyptologists discovered ancient transport roadExperts assume that the road was not used to drag load; bricks were carried by workers and soldiers on foot.Sat, 21 Sep 2019 09:00:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22210885/slovak-egyptologists-discovered-ancient-transport-road.htmlDesign Factory is the last building remaining from the former Apollo refineryThe map Around Apollo takes visitors to the last industrial remnants of the new downtown of Bratislava.Fri, 20 Sep 2019 12:17:08 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22216100/design-factory-is-the-last-building-remaining-from-the-former-apollo-refinery.htmlSlovaks boast of halušky, but what are the Welsh proud of?Cardiff-born Mike Valek will compare Wales to Slovakia this week.Thu, 19 Sep 2019 14:07:57 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22215989/wales-slovakia-spectacular-slovakia-podcast-travel.htmlSudanese cartoonist: Censorship not just something in some far away landKhalid Albaih found freedom of expression on the internet because there was nowhere else.Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:06:19 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22216302/sudanese-cartoonist-censorship-far-away-land.html“Foreigners” born in Slovakia show their facesOtherness can be smaller than we think, the photo project of Tomáš Halász and the Milan Šimečka Foundation shows.Wed, 18 Sep 2019 09:59:24 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22215335/foreigners-born-in-slovakia-show-their-faces-photo-exhibition-fjuzn-halasz.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaTips for the top 10 events in the capital between September 20 and September 29, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Tue, 17 Sep 2019 14:52:54 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22214223/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlSlovakia dedicates first Torah scroll since the HolocaustThis is one of the most touching moments of my entire life, said the president of the Bratislava Jewish Community, Dr. Tomas Stern.Mon, 16 Sep 2019 13:09:11 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22210919/slovakia-dedicates-first-torah-scroll-since-the-holocaust.htmlRobots save lives, but they can also destroy themWhile horror stories involving artificial intelligence are works of fiction, AI is not without its dangers.Fri, 13 Sep 2019 10:55:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22210230/robots-saves-lives-but-they-can-also-destroy-them.htmlOnce upon a time in a director's illustrious careerQuentin Tarantino’s ninth film pays homage to and makes fun of some of the absurdities of show business.Fri, 13 Sep 2019 10:11:27 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22211025/tarantino-once-upon-a-time-in-hollywood-review.htmlGet to know foreigners. Bratislava's Fjúžn festival has begunThe festival will try to find answers to seemingly easy questions.Wed, 11 Sep 2019 21:56:59 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22210184/get-to-know-foreigners-bratislavas-fjuzn-festival-has-begun.htmlChamber music festival Konvergencie kicks off with a special concertAnti-communist Prague band, Plastic People of the Universe, opened the festival.Wed, 11 Sep 2019 14:03:23 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22209962/the-konvergencie-festival-gets-underway-with-a-special-concert.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaTips for the top 10 events in the capital between September 13 and September 22, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Wed, 11 Sep 2019 09:15:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22207939/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlWhen confronted with a different opinion, Fico turned into an answering machineThe young filmmaker who made a documentary about the former PM decided to go into filmmaking after she met with sea gypsies in the Caribbean.Thu, 05 Sep 2019 14:42:35 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22205466/interview-with-filmmaker-lucia-kasova-fico-documentary.htmlExpats: Three things that will improve your mental healthTalley Sjoberg Varney is featured in this week's Spectacular Slovakia.Thu, 05 Sep 2019 13:49:29 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22205062/expats-three-things-that-will-improve-your-mental-health-in-slovakia-spectacular-slovakia-podcast.htmlSpeleologists discovered four new caves during the summerSome were filled with unusual objects.Wed, 04 Sep 2019 13:42:25 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22202504/speleologists-discovered-four-new-caves-during-the-summer.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaTips for the top 10 events in the capital between September 6 and September 15, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Tue, 03 Sep 2019 19:45:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22202631/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlVirus probably killed prince from Matejovce 1,600 years agoThe tomb of the Germanic prince is an archaeological wonder from Poprad.Mon, 02 Sep 2019 23:30:24 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22202489/virus-probably-killed-prince-from-matejovce-1600-years-ago.htmlSlovak photo of the year portrays ČaputováTake a look at the winning series a Sme daily photographer took on election night.Mon, 02 Sep 2019 23:23:07 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22203189/slovak-photo-of-the-year-portrays-caputova.htmlPoland’s spoonful of sugar for bitter anti-refugee rhetoricWe voice what is hurting, says Karol Wilczyński, one of the founders of Islamista.Mon, 02 Sep 2019 19:01:58 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22203119/polish-blog-islamista-combats-islamophobia-with-a-spoonful-of-sugar.html