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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!

Agnieszka Fiedorowicz

is a popular science journalist. She has worked for the largest Polish popular science monthly “Focus”, as well as several other Polish magazines, including “Elle”, “Harper’s Bazaar”, “Coaching” and “National Geographic”. She is vice editor-in-chief of the magazine “Po prostu zyj” [Just Live!] (http://stomalife.pl/index.php/magazyn-po-prostu-zyj/), published by the Polish Foundation of People with Ostomy, Stoma Life. She won Amnesty International Polska’s “Pen of Hope” (2010) award, and has been nominated three times for the Polish Grand Press Prize (category: social and scientific journalism). She is married, with two kids, Marta and Marcin, and one German Shepherd, Dzikus.

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The Cabinet of Earthly Delights

The Cabinet of Earthly Delights
Wilhelm Reich’s Sexual Revolution

Magazine / science
With his orgone accumulator, Wilhelm Reich intended to heal the world through a sexual revolution. In reality, it was not quite as profound. Agnieszka Fiedorowicz
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Go Ahead and Play!

Go Ahead and Play!
The Benefits of a Playful Childhood

Magazine / science
Early childhood is one of the most fundamental phases of cognitive and psychological development. In fact, play has a vital role in developing healthy social and emotional processes. Agnieszka Fiedorowicz
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A Kingdom for Silence

A Kingdom for Silence
The Problem with Noise

Magazine / society
For most of us, exposure to noise is inescapable (and is only getting worse). Its consequences for our health are manifold. Agnieszka Fiedorowicz
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All the Dark We Cannot See

All the Dark We Cannot See
The Disruptive Effects of Light Pollution

Reading / science
Excess light disturbs the functioning of not only humans, but also animals and plants. In order to live, we must do our best to preserve darkness. Agnieszka Fiedorowicz
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Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?
Why Our Perception of Time Changes

Magazine / science
Our perception of time can be affected many factors, including age, culture, and even what event we are waiting for. A writer investigates why exactly this happens. Agnieszka Fiedorowicz
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What Could Doctor Dolittle Learn from His Animals?
Healthy Living

What Could Doctor Dolittle Learn from His Animals?

Magazine / science
Many animals self-medicate with natural drugs in order to prevent or cure diseases and infections. Their behaviour could have important implications for human medicine, too. Agnieszka Fiedorowicz