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

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

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