Alice Hlidkova is an international freelance journalist currently based in Brooklyn, NYC. Her work appears regularly in the international press, for publications including The Christian Science Monitor, Ragmag and Beyond. She has also been published in The New Scientist, Doha Centre for Media Freedom, and Arab Media & Society. She speaks and writes in English, Czech and Spanish.
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Lebanese tango through political turmoil

Lebanese tango through political turmoil

The popularity of tango dancing has exploded in Lebanon, where it has become a vehicle for expression. The Beirut International Tango Festival kicked off its annual five-day ballroom dance and performance at the historic St. George Yacht Club & Marina the last week in April. Four hundred participants from 34 countries – all sporting sleek...
Austria's one-stop shop for chocolate, animals, and sustainability

Austria’s one-stop shop for chocolate, animals, and sustainability

The Edible Zoo is an energy self-sufficient animal park that is also home to Zotter Chocolate Factory. Kids can come to make chocolate and learn about sustainability and livestock. Joseph Zotter, Europe’s leading organic chocolate producer, has built an energy self-sufficient animal park. The Edible Zoo, which opened in May, aims to build connections between...
Hong Kong's largest housing project is getting a new face

Hong Kong’s largest housing project is getting a new face

Hong Kong’s housing hub Chungking Mansions is home to 5,000 people and best-known for its ugliness. Now it’s maintenance wants to clean it up. Mistaken for a storage factory, Chungking Mansions has become a landmark simply for looking repulsive. But now the largest housing and commercial hub in the heart of Hong Kong’s tourist district...
Gay Talese: Writing tips from a master of observation

Gay Talese: Writing tips from a master of observation

American author Gay Talese advises budding writers to pursue ideas that don’t seem obvious. “If you want to know about me, everything is online,” quipped Gay Talese. “Did you read the interview by Katie Roiphe for The Paris Review?” I replied that I had. I gripped the phone tighter and said, “I am a journalist...