Female Students Twerk for Internships in University-Sponsored Pageant

For years, universities in the Czech Republic have held beauty pageants for their female students. The women who compete tend to look like beauty contestants anywhere: slim, young, able-bodied, large of hair, heavily made up, clad alternatively in evening gowns and bathing suits. The events have grown controversial… » 11/26/14 11:50am 11/26/14 11:50am

Tiger Cub Photo Op Is the Best Election Strategy Ever

Czech billionaire and leader of the ANO 2011 political movement Andrej Babis, center, is congratulated by circus owner Jaromir Joo, right, and his baby tiger named Fred, after most of the votes were counted in early general elections in Prague, Czech Republic, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek) » 10/26/13 3:30pm 10/26/13 3:30pm

Paranoid Helen Mirren Is Super-Mean to Her Housekeeper

Helen Mirren, as she’s liable to do, has pretty much stolen the show at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, a 48-year-old Czech festival, with a minute-long trailer in which she’s haunted by one of her many statuette awards. More importantly, this ad finally gives us some insight into Helen Mirren’s tendency towards… » 7/07/13 3:00pm 7/07/13 3:00pm

Just in Time for International Women's Day, Radio Station Gives Lucky…

A Canadian radio station is raising some eyebrows and probably moose horns by giving its listeners the opportunity to win a fabulous prize: a Czech wife. » 3/08/12 7:15pm 3/08/12 7:15pm

Thousands Of Czechs Claim Their Religion Is 'Jedi'

In the latest Czech census, 15,000 of the country's 10.5 million inhabitants listed their religion as "Jedi knight." Stanislav Drapal, deputy head of the statistical office, defends the inclusion of the category: "We included this option (in the census form) despite a fierce debate over whether it's serious or not.… » 12/15/11 7:45pm 12/15/11 7:45pm

Gay Asylum Seekers Made To Watch Straight Porn, Take "Phallometric" Test

The Czech Republic is being criticized for still testing gay male asylum seekers by monitoring blood flow to their penises while they watch straight porn. Arousal gets you sent back to wherever you're being persecuted. Unsurprisingly, this is deeply problematic. » 12/08/10 6:22pm 12/08/10 6:22pm

Castrating Sex Offenders Doesn't Solve Anything But Sagging Balls

Time's Leo Cendrowicz looks into the current European controversy over the Czech Republic's use of voluntary castration on sex offenders. But the real question, possibly answered by Wayne Dumond, is whether it's effective. » 2/11/09 3:20pm 2/11/09 3:20pm

Big Pimpin'

Czech brothels are feeling the effects of stagnant economies in Britain and Germany, which are keeping would-be sex tourists at home with their wives. The solution? Legalize prostitution so that johns feel safer. Not everyone in the Czech Republic favors the plan, however. Some prostitutes say that proposed ID cards… » 12/09/08 11:20am 12/09/08 11:20am