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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!

Aleksandra Lipczak

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Ally Girls
Mind the climate

Ally Girls
Young Indigenous Environmental Activism

Magazine / society
Three teenage girls from the Indigenous communities of the Americas are raising environmental awareness all around the world. Aleksandra Lipczak
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Memories of Violence

Memories of Violence
An Interview with Michel Laub

Reading / culture
Michel Laub – author of “Diary of the Fall”, among other books – talks about inheriting trauma, the situation of Jewish people in Brazil, and the mechanisms of violence. Aleksandra Lipczak
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Pessimism Is Irresponsible

Pessimism Is Irresponsible
An Interview with Anne Applebaum

Reading / society
Anne Applebaum talks with Aleksandra Lipczak about being a ‘Polish mother’, and her fascination with Poland, politics and history. Aleksandra Lipczak
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Nature Is Not Nice
Mind the climate

Nature Is Not Nice
An Interview with Andri Snær Magnason

Reading / culture
Writer and poet Andri Snær Magnason talks about Iceland’s sacred cows, the importance of his grandmother, and his latest book “On Time and Water”. Aleksandra Lipczak
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An Archaeologist and a Citizen

An Archaeologist and a Citizen
An Interview with Leila Papoli-Yazdi

Reading / science
Iranian archaeologist and academic Leila Papoli-Yazdi talks about being a female archaeologist in Iran, the history of Polish refugees in Persia, and learning about taboo sexualities by excavating ruins. Aleksandra Lipczak
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Nothing Fixes Itself

Nothing Fixes Itself
An Interview with Almudena Grandes

Reading / culture
The writer Almudena Grandes talks about the exhumation of Franco, her best-selling novel “The Ages of Lulu”, and why Spain must confront its fascist past. Aleksandra Lipczak
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The Map of Violence Is Mutating

The Map of Violence Is Mutating
An Interview with Óscar Martínez

Reading / society
Óscar Martínez talks about criminal control of migration in Mexico, the realities of life in El Salvador, and why the subjects of reportage are its real heroes. Aleksandra Lipczak
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A Life in Song

A Life in Song
The Tempestuous Music of Violeta Parra

Magazine / culture
The singer-songwriter Violeta Parra pioneered the renewal of traditional folk music in her native Chile. She left behind a number of albums, as well as a trail of heartbreak. Aleksandra Lipczak