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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!

Agata Sikora

relentlessly hunts for the paradoxes of modernity in both imaginary worlds and everyday life. The author of the book “Szczerość. O wyłanianiu się nowoczesnego porządku komunikacyjnego” [Honesty: How The Modern Communication Order Is Taking Shape]. She also investigated the cultural contradictions of liberalism (published in Poland in 2019 by Karakter Publishing House). Sometimes she thinks life is an art of interpretation. At other times, she decides that interpretation is, in fact, an art of survival.

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In Search of Clatter
healthy living

In Search of Clatter
The Joy of the Everyday

Magazine / society
Joy can feel like an elusive emotion. But what exactly is true joy? And is it really worth aspiring to? Agata Sikora
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Against Sincerity

Against Sincerity
The Limits of Authenticity

Magazine / culture
We, in the contemporary West, have a tendency to elevate sincere and authentic behaviour. Might we be happier engaging instead with ritual in the public sphere, and keeping our uncertain inner worlds to ourselves? Agata Sikora
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Typical Hype

Typical Hype
A Normal Novel

Reading / Review
Sally Rooney’s second novel “Normal People” has garnered plenty of praise, but is it deserving of its acclaim? Agata Sikora