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The Long Take
Why were Andrei Tarkovsky's films so agonisingly slow?
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The outside media looking into the region:
A Means As Well As an End
Snagging some fellow fish into the B-stream of a two-speed Europe.
Fish and Red Tape
The Kursk hit a big fish and Russia is interested in guarding democracy—both equally plausible suggestions.
The Bell of Betrayal
Mnichovský komplex, by Historian Jan Tesař, provides an excellent analysis of the end of the First Czechoslovak Republic.
The World According to Dubya
If Bush does win, we'll have "Chicken Kiev" on the menu again.
The European Bank for the Retardation of Development
The EBRD has failed to Westernize the Easterners and has instead been Easternized by them.
Meter Maid Commandos
The municipality of Prague has created a riot squad out of common traffic wardens.
Crisis by Design
Although the Czech media is constantly under threat of persecution by politicians and the public alike, it may just be its own worst enemy.
Don't Wear the Trousers
Why don't Romanian women stand up to the patriarchal stereotypes imposed on them?
Détente from Below
Taking issue with the idea of an ill-informed Western Left.
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Memory and Forgetting
Historical amnesia and post-Cold War attitudes in the Czech Republic. FREE ebook for CER eBookclub members.
Greasing the Wheels
The bribes, the theft, the orgies... Hungary's incredible oil scandal fully explained.
After the Rain
Has "transition" all been for nought?
The Celluloid Tinderbox
An explosive decade of Yugo film. FREE!