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Welcome to “Przekrój”!

In case you’re wondering where you are, and especially since you probably can’t pronounce the name of this website, here’s a little help—“Przekrój” (pronounced “p-SHEH-crooy”) is the oldest society and culture magazine in Poland, now available in English.

“Przekrój” Magazine brings English-speaking readers some of the best journalism from across Central and Eastern Europe, in the fields of wellbeing, art, literature, science, ecology, philosophy, psychology, and more. Take a break from the speed and intensity of the daily news and join us!

Berenika Steinberg

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Animal Persons

Animal Persons
An Interview with Marta Bogdańska

Reading / society
Marta Bogdańska, creator of the “Shifters” art project, talks about the history of humans (mis)using animals in armed forces and intelligence agencies. Berenika Steinberg
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Children Are Not Filing Cabinets

Children Are Not Filing Cabinets
An Interview with Marzena Żylińska

Magazine / society
Educational neuroscientist Marzena Żylińska talks about the lessons the school system should be learning – such as moving away from a culture of testing and correcting. Berenika Steinberg
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A Table Laden with Famine

A Table Laden with Famine
An Interview with Karolina Brzuzan

Magazine / society
Karolina Brzuzan, an artist who collects recipes from areas affected by famine, talks about clover pancakes, fish-scale soup and pudding made of joiner’s glue. Berenika Steinberg
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The Land of Real Dreams

The Land of Real Dreams
An Interview with Andrzej Górz

Magazine / culture
Andrzej Górz, co-founder of Open Jazdów – a civil initiative in a unique settlement of wooden Finnish houses in the centre of Warsaw – talks about what utopia means to him. Berenika Steinberg
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Work With Your Green Fingers

Work With Your Green Fingers
A Return to the Life of Soil

Magazine / society
Our writer is back at Aleksandra and Mieczysław Babalski’s organic farm in the north of Poland, where Farmer Mietek explains to her the best work ethic. Berenika Steinberg
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People Are to Blame

People Are to Blame
A 9-Year-Old on the Pandemic

Reading / society
9-year-old child Marianna talks about her two-week quarantine, teaching during the pandemic, and whose fault the virus is. Berenika Steinberg
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Meditation During Quarantine
healthy living

Meditation During Quarantine
An Interview with Filip Kołodziejczyk

Reading / society
The director of the Polish Mindfulness Association talks about feelings of helplessness and fear during the current health epidemic, and how meditation might provide some respite. Berenika Steinberg
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Under the Cover of the Moon

Under the Cover of the Moon
The Life of Soil in Spring

Magazine / society
Our writer breathes in the fresh spring air at Aleksandra and Mieczysław Babalski’s organic farm in the north of Poland, as she discovers what happens when new life begins to blossom in the soil. Berenika Steinberg
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Fields of Good Energy

Fields of Good Energy
The Life of Soil in Winter

Magazine / society
Our writer makes a winter trip to Aleksandra and Mieczysław Babalski’s organic farm in the north of Poland to discover what happens when the soil is frozen over. Berenika Steinberg
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The Stump Prophet

The Stump Prophet
The Sculptures of Heródek

Reading / culture
To some, Karol Wójciak was a local eccentric; to others, he was an artist with a singular aesthetic. To most, he was known as Heródek, the creator of wooden gnotek sculptures of angels and saints. Berenika Steinberg
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An Indian Summer at the Babalskis’

An Indian Summer at the Babalskis’
The Life of Soil in Autumn

Magazine / society
Our writer returns to Aleksandra and Mieczysław Babalski’s organic farm in the north of Poland to find out what lays in wait for the soil during autumn. Berenika Steinberg
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You Can’t Eat Money

You Can’t Eat Money
An Introduction to the Life of Soil

Magazine / society
Aleksandra and Mieczysław Babalski run an organic farm in the north of Poland. Mieczysław tells us all about grain, biodynamism, and how you are what you eat. Berenika Steinberg
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Samba in a World of Silence

Samba in a World of Silence
How Deaf People Feel Music

Magazine / society
Sound can be felt in many ways. In Poland, deaf people can experience music through a number of community projects and technological innovations. Berenika Steinberg