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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!

Enis Yucekoralp

is a freelance writer based in London. He has a diverse range of interests and concerns, but his long reads can be found in “The Independent” while his poetry has appeared in “3AM Magazine”. He holds an M.Phil. in English from the University of Cambridge.

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Culture in Crisis

Culture in Crisis
Anxiety in Art and Literature

Reading / society
In times of crisis, painters and writers have channelled anxious expression through their art. What might this reveal about our present state of precarity? Enis Yucekoralp
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Sound of Body, Sound of Mind
healthy living

Sound of Body, Sound of Mind
The Science of Music Therapy

Reading / science
From free jazz to Bach, both music therapy and self-directed listening can have multiple health benefits for the human brain and mind. Enis Yucekoralp
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Remembering the Future

Remembering the Future
Nostalgia, Hauntology, and the Spectres of the Internet

Reading / society
What connects pop artist Dua Lipa with philosopher Jacques Derrida? Both are interested in a certain nostalgia that entwines past, present and future. Enis Yucekoralp
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The Art of Negativity
healthy living

The Art of Negativity
On Rejecting Positive Thinking

Reading / society
The concept of ‘positive thinking’ is ubiquitous throughout society – from social media to home décor. What then, of adopting an approach grounded in negativity? Enis Yucekoralp
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The Saw/Sand Redemption

The Saw/Sand Redemption
Woodwork, Wellbeing, and the Ethics of Reclaimed Timber

Reading / society
Woodworking is not only a profession – it is also a hobby for those interested in the creative possibilities of wood. It can also have a positive impact on its practitioners’ mental health and wellbeing. Enis Yucekoralp
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The Rhythm of the Night
healthy living

The Rhythm of the Night
How Music Can Help with Insomnia

Reading / science
Everyday stress and anxiety increasingly pervade our waking lives; at night-time, too, they can lead to sleeplessness. Can music help us tune out from insomnia? Enis Yucekoralp