Tonight I sat down with Jason Pirodsky, editor and film critic for Expats.cz, the dominant Prague publication for English-speaking visitors and newbie inhabitants, plus content manager Radka Peterova and content adminstrator/writer Jan Purkrabek. It’s great to meet sharp, friendly and highly educated people who know this town up, down, over and sideways and are a wellspring of anecdotes and advice, and are just plain nice besides.
(l. to .r) Expatz.cz editor and film critic Jason Pirodsky, content manager Radka Peterova, content administration.writer Jan Purkrabek
We’ll probably all get together again this weekend or next week or whenever.
In the online realm Expats.cz has out-paced and out-gunned the Prague Post, which became the town’s first major English-language publication in 1992. Expats.cz began as a chat room and went on from there. It was founded by Martin Howlings, a Brit.
Pirodsky, a Miami U. grad who hails from Syracuse, has been helping me with screening invites and publicist contacts. We met at a friendly, inexpensive little place on Sokolovska 67, Prague 8. I drank home-brewed lemonade. The waitress was cute and proportionally appealing (sorry) with nice shiny black hair.