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_emailskKrakovany wedding expo shows what a traditional Slovak bride looked likeThere was also a demonstration of a wedding day ritual.Sat, 23 Mar 2019 09:30:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22075961/krakovany-wedding-expo-shows-what-a-traditional-slovak-bride-looked-like.htmlBratislava is the passage of my life, says photographer Anton SládekHe has been taking pictures of the city since his youth.Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:27:03 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22081060/bratislava-is-the-passage-of-my-life-says-photographer-anton-sladek.htmlWill Bratislava’s iconic music club in the bunker close down?Subclub, previously the U.Club, is expected to close due to new borough development.Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:12:17 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22080372/will-bratislavas-iconic-music-club-in-the-bunker-end.htmlRadio_Head Awards 2018: Critical 'Slovák' wins Song of the YearRapper Vec's winning hip hop record mocks Slovaks hypocrisy. These are the full results of the awards.Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:46:28 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22077229/radio-head-awards-2018-slovakia-radio-fm-vec-para-leto-s-monikou.htmlProtests organisers receive prestigious award for literatureThe award winning book contains crucial moments of the initiative and the protests that were held after the murder of a journalist and his fiancée.Mon, 18 Mar 2019 13:48:58 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22078166/for-a-decent-slovakia-initiative-receives-prestigious-award-for-literature.htmlBratislava’s borough of Prievoz boasts a unique cubist churchThe robust tower refers to the hymn of the Evangelical ChurchFri, 15 Mar 2019 16:05:04 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22075987/bratislavas-borough-of-prievoz-boasts-a-unique-cubist-church.htmlBlog: Tea house owner can anticipate what's to come after working abroadMarian Polak spent four years looking at Excel sheets all day before opening a tea house, inspired by his time in Dublin, in Slovakia.Fri, 15 Mar 2019 10:45:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22071867/tea-house-owner-working-abroad.htmlWhat do Slovaks prefer: beer or wine?The average Slovak drinks 72 litres of beer per year.Wed, 13 Mar 2019 13:55:39 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22071806/beer-wine-slovakia-statistics.htmlBooks bring Bratislava to ParisThe Slovak capital will be the city of honour at the prominent book fair in Paris.Fri, 08 Mar 2019 12:15:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22069070/books-bring-bratislava-to-paris.htmlNew comic book allows children to walk in the shoes of foreignersForeigners and refugees featured in the stories hope that the comic book will help Slovaks learn more about their lives and understand them better.Wed, 06 Mar 2019 17:42:51 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22068888/human-rights-league-comic-book-uletenci.htmlBlog: Personal stories keep the history of totalitarian regimes in living memoryAs we prepare to mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of Communism, we think about freedom and democracy, the values that drove our society forward.Tue, 05 Mar 2019 21:56:26 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22067278/blog-personal-stories-keep-the-history-of-totalitarian-regimes-in-living-memory.htmlDracula will be filmed in Banská ŠtiavnicaFilmmakers with well-known story come to the castle in March with well-known story.Tue, 05 Mar 2019 14:24:18 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22066190/dracula-will-be-filmed-in-banska-stiavnica.htmlBlog: Cinematographer experienced a post-communist catharsis abroadAfter growing up among people persecuted for their excellence, Jozef Palenik found the courage to pursue his ultimate passion in England.Fri, 01 Mar 2019 07:40:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22063083/post-communist-catharsis-abroad-return-to-slovakia-migrants.htmlForeigners: Top 10 March events in SlovakiaStart off the month on the slope in Jasná by cheering for Slovak skier Petra Vlhová in the alpine ski race. Next, enjoy different genres of music, then finish March with a glass of wine in Modra. Cheers!Thu, 28 Feb 2019 21:51:04 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22062294/foreigners-top-10-march-events-in-slovakia.htmlStamp bearing picture of a Slovak who fought on Iwo Jima to be issuedThe picture of Michael Strank, where he together with other American soldiers lifts up a flag, became iconic.Thu, 28 Feb 2019 21:23:16 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22064388/stamp-bearing-picture-of-a-slovak-who-fought-on-iwo-jima-to-be-issued.htmlYouTube Kids arrives in SlovakiaIt enables access to unique content focused on teaching and entertainment, but also offers more over what children are watching.Thu, 28 Feb 2019 13:57:02 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22063950/youtube-kids-arrives-in-slovakia.htmlSlovaks never heard of their own world-famous writerThanks to his dearly loved Košice and life companion Lola, Sándor Márai's work became an original chronicle of his era, which has been widely acclaimed abroad.Wed, 27 Feb 2019 13:37:58 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22060873/marai-sandor-writer-famous-kosice-slovakia.htmlNicki Minaj arrived in Bratislava to perform but cancelled her gig on the spotThe stadium did not have enough power to run the show, the rapper said. XL Promotion accused her production team of lying.Tue, 26 Feb 2019 13:42:20 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22062128/nicki-minaj-arrived-in-bratislava-to-perform-but-cancelled-her-gig-on-the-spot.htmlFalconers enter cultural heritage list after 12 years of attemptsFalconry has an important role at airports.Sat, 23 Feb 2019 09:30:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22052969/falconers-enter-cultural-heritage-list-after-12-years-of-attempts.htmlIT museum shows how computer engineering worked under CommunismA unique exhibition maps the history of computing in Slovakia in the context of Czechoslovak, eastern European and world development.Fri, 22 Feb 2019 15:19:42 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22059269/reverse-engineering-helped-eastern-it-experts-to-close-the-gap-in-computer-development.htmlInvisible writing will commemorate Ján and Martina in Banská BystricaThe writing is visible only when it’s raining.Thu, 21 Feb 2019 23:00:08 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22059006/invisible-writing-will-commemorate-jan-and-martina-in-banska-bystrica.htmlBlog: 5 unique and delicious wines to try in SlovakiaIt's difficult for Slovakia to break into international wine distribution, but this small country is producing some truly fantastic wine.Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:55:37 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22055699/slovakia-best-wines-frankovka-tokaj-currant.htmlConfusion, insecurities, prejudice. Ormandík’s wall is on display in DanubianaArtist Marek Ormandík celebrates his 50th birthday with an exhibition. His work also reflects on the refugee crisis.Tue, 19 Feb 2019 01:15:29 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22056344/confusion-insecurities-prejudice-ormandiks-wall-is-on-display-in-danubiana.htmlOwls indicate spring is comingMale owls lured by bird calls fly in to take a look at the intruder.Sun, 17 Feb 2019 10:16:06 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22053516/owls-indicate-the-spring-is-coming.htmlStudents from Košice win a place in the land rover 4X4 in schools world finalsThey have won the competition for the third time in a row.Sat, 16 Feb 2019 09:30:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22048097/students-from-kosice-win-a-place-in-the-land-rover-4x4-in-schools-world-finals.htmlBlog: A small country like Slovakia can enable big changePeter Irikovsky, the well-travelled CEO of Exponea, insists Slovakia is a flexible and optimistic nation.Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:38:25 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22052369/blog-a-small-country-like-slovakia-can-enable-big-change.htmlStravinsky: Listening is an effort, and just hearing is no meritWinter edition of the prominent chamber music festival Konvergencie focuses on Russian composer Igor Stravinsky.Wed, 13 Feb 2019 17:14:42 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22052271/stravinsky-listening-is-an-effort-and-just-hearing-is-no-merit.htmlOrava inhabitants supplied material for the world tallest statueThey learnt by coincidence.Wed, 13 Feb 2019 14:01:01 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22048132/orava-inhabitants-supplied-material-for-the-world-tallest-statue.html“By a sharp knife” cuts through the heart of injustice in SlovakiaA film inspired by the 2005 murder of student Daniel Tupý will be premiered to the Slovak public on February 21.Wed, 13 Feb 2019 11:29:14 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22052164/by-a-sharp-knife-cuts-through-the-heart-of-injustice-in-slovakia.htmlCurator’s investigation leads to mystery with a loose endThe stories of artefacts in collections of galleries or museums are sometimes more interesting than the artefacts themselves.Fri, 08 Feb 2019 08:10:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22048250/curators-investigation-leads-to-mystery-with-a-loose-end.htmlLinden tree from Kopčany could be named European tree of the yearThe tree and church have protected each other for more than two hundred years.Wed, 06 Feb 2019 21:28:10 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22044806/linden-tree-from-kopcany-could-be-named-european-tree-of-the-year.htmlAmerican settled down in a village of eastern Slovakia, helps Roma womenSome of the women found a job in Košice factories, where they can use their skills.Tue, 05 Feb 2019 14:11:21 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22044800/american-settled-down-in-a-village-of-eastern-slovakia-helps-roma-women.htmlSlovak actor to star in HBO Europe's Czech mini-seriesTáňa Pauhofová will join the six-part spy drama The Sleepers. Its premiere is set for the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution.Mon, 04 Feb 2019 17:29:26 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22043652/slovak-actor-to-star-in-hbo-europes-czech-mini-series.htmlHviezdoslavovo Square has a peculiar historyIt was not only a promenade and a place of entertainment, but people could shop, send mail or visit their tailor.Fri, 01 Feb 2019 16:09:51 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22042862/hviezdoslavovo-square-has-a-peculiar-history.htmlBlog: If there is joy in what you do, there will always be magicWell-travelled siblings Jana and Samo Stefanec formed an electronic music duo to share their joy for music with others.Fri, 01 Feb 2019 10:00:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22039530/blog-if-there-is-joy-in-what-you-do-there-will-always-be-magic.htmlRestored Mlynica shortlisted for prominent Mies van der Rohe AwardThe Mies van der Rohe Award is considered to be the most prestigious architectural award in Europe.Thu, 31 Jan 2019 12:59:42 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22042302/restored-mlynica-shortlisted-for-prominent-mies-van-der-rohe-award.htmlFamily of collectors donates record number of art works to national galleryThe Slovak National Gallery will exhibit a portion of the works worth €3.5 million within its reconstructed premises.Wed, 30 Jan 2019 22:01:41 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22041779/family-of-collectors-donates-record-number-of-art-works-to-national-gallery.htmlUnique discovery: The longest cave in the Tribeč MountainsA speleologist started to look for the cave in 2014.Wed, 30 Jan 2019 13:39:31 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22036536/unique-discovery-the-longest-cave-in-the-tribec-mountains.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaTips for the top 10 events in the capital between February 1 and February 10, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Tue, 29 Jan 2019 19:25:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22039143/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlForeigners: Top 10 February events in SlovakiaIt is time to play games, try horn sledging, explore romantic stories at a castle this month, or take part in one of the many happenings in regions around Slovakia.Mon, 28 Jan 2019 14:20:30 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22038991/foreigners-top-10-february-events-in-slovakia.html