Slavic nations and culture.

Jonathan Levin in 'A Hunger Artist' may be the best solo performance of the year.

"The Present" intrigues but is ultimately a let-down: lots of wrapping.

Moira Buffini's adaptation of Nikolai Erdman's "The Suicide," here called "Dying for It," makes suicide funny, if not painless.

Kafka Translated

In Michelle Woods' new book "Kafka Translated," she looks at Franz's Irish connection, his humor, and finds that Kafka himself was a re-interpreter.

All this and Kafka too: Kevin Holohan riffs on Flann O'Brien's Keats and Chapman and brings Prague too.

West, devastated by bomb explosions, was the "Czech Heritage Capital of Texas"