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Welcome to "Przekrój"!

In case you wonder where you are, and especially since you probably can’t pronounce the name of this website, here’s a little help. “Przekrój” (pron. ‘p-SHEH-crooy’) is the oldest magazine about society and culture in Poland. Now it’s also available in English!

“Przekrój” Magazine brings to the English reader some of the best journalism from across Central and Eastern Europe, in such fields as culture, society, ecology and literature. Stand aside from the haste and fierceness of everyday news and join us now!

Opinion

Opinion
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Julia
Fiedorczuk
Julia Fiedorczuk

An Introduction to Cynthia Hogue’s “The Simple”

Cynthia Hogue’s poem “The Simple” is a rejection of the temptation of absolutes.
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A Tuscan Landscape

Jarosław
Mikołajewski
Looking out from the shore of Italy, across the Mediterranean Sea, a writer reflects on how in a short space of time, so much has changed.
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Paulina
Wilk
Paulina Wilk

We’re No Longer There

As travel has become more accessible, it has also become more trivialized; an act of event tourism. Will the pandemic change this?
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COVID-19 Has Transposed Us to the Future

Miha
Mazzini
What can the sudden, unexpected emergence of the coronavirus tell us about attitudes towards death and societal inclusion?
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Matthew
Coachinger
Matthew Coachinger

A Secret Offer

Our in-house ‘coaching guru’ shares his wisdom – this week on how to succeed in the supermarket queue.
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We asked teenagers what adults are missing about technology. This was the best response.

Taylor
Fang
Taylor Fang
Social media allows young people to explore how they express themselves, says the winner of a youth essay contest organized by “MIT Technology Review”, in response to the question: “What do adults not know about my generation and technology?”
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Matthew
Coachinger
Matthew Coachinger

My Visor

Our in-house ‘coaching guru’ shares his wisdom – this week on the joyous benefits of wearing a visor during the pandemic.
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The Most Beautiful Day of My Life

Matthew
Coachinger
Matthew Coachinger
Our in-house ‘coaching guru’ shares his wisdom – this week on the art of delivering a joke.
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Julia
Fiedorczuk
Julia Fiedorczuk

Lessons in Coexistence

We are panicking a bit. But we are also genuinely concerned about a situation where a huge amount will depend upon whether we want to work together.
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In Search of Silence (Part II)

Julia
Fiedorczuk
Julia Fiedorczuk
Silence is so difficult to find; even when we think we’ve found it, we still have to deal with our own internal psychological noise.
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Julia
Fiedorczuk
Julia Fiedorczuk

The World Can Be Changed

True, it wasn’t us, but corporations that destroyed the Earth’s climate. Having said that, let’s start acting now, because there is no time to waste and no-one else will do it for us.
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An Introduction to Anna Świrszczyńska’s Two Poems

Julia
Fiedorczuk
Julia Fiedorczuk
The poetry of Anna Świrszczyńska – who practiced her art in communist Poland – is all the more remarkable for its unabashed and serious representation of femininity.
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Matthew
Coachinger
Matthew Coachinger

How to Talk to People

Our in-house ‘coaching guru’ shares his wisdom – this week on how to (not) talk to people.
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On Walruses

Julia
Fiedorczuk
Julia Fiedorczuk
The nature documentary “Our Planet” portrays in shocking scenes how we, humans, are directly contributing to the suffering of animals that rely on sea ice. It is imperative that we do not become complacent about such distress.
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Paulina
Grabowska
Paulina Grabowska

Towards a Circular Economy

In the face of climate catastrophe, we should focus on solutions that allow us to utilize pollution and transform waste into ecological products.
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An Introduction to Evie Shockley’s “in this light”

Julia
Fiedorczuk
Julia Fiedorczuk
Evie Shockley’s poem “in this light” tackles three Impressionist paintings in a way that shows the poet’s incredible synesthetic imagination.
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Julia
Fiedorczuk
Julia Fiedorczuk

In Search of Silence (Part I)

To our detriment, silence is in short supply. In fact, noise can be harmful to both us humans and the environment we live in.
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Without End

Zbigniew
Libera
Death is, of course, an intangible concept while we are living, yet we seem to distance ourselves from even talking about it.