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MeetFactory’s ‘Slav Squatting’ Makes Art of Slavic Stereotypes

In one form or another, the stereotype of the “squatting Slav” has likely made its way to your social media feed over the past few years. Wearing an Adidas tracksuit, smoking cigarettes, and swilling cheap vodka or cheap beer, the loitering Slav meme is—as most memes are—perhaps best left unexplained.

 
 
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The Czech Republic’s Mikolas Josef has advanced to the finals of the Eurovision Song Contest with his offering Lie to…

 
 
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Iva Bittová is a phenomenal Czech avant-garde violinist, singer and composer who has developed a music style of her own…

 
 
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This year’s Karlovy Vary film festival will begin with a tribute to the late director Miloš Forman in the form of a…

 
 
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Artist Sonya Darrow spends her time in the Czech Republic and in Iowa, two places where she feels at home. Her…

 
 
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Dálava: Even Czechs don’t know some…

Many musical projects have noteworthy origin stories. But Dálava’s is truly one of a kind. Julia Úlehla and her musical…

 
 
 
 
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