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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!

Ewa Pawlik

Ewa Pawlik

Deputy Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Manager – “Przekrój” Magazine.

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Nicola’s Fungi

Nicola’s Fungi
An Interview with an Urban Mushroom Farmer

Magazine / society
Nicola Dominici talks about opening his vegan restaurant and becoming an urban mushroom farmer in Miami. Ewa Pawlik
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Hello, Christiansø?

Hello, Christiansø?
Life on the Ertholmene Archipelago

Magazine / society
Hans Ole Matthiesen talks about life on the Danish island Christiansø – a peaceful part of the Ertholmene archipelago in the Baltic Sea. Ewa Pawlik
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A Kibbutz on the Couch

A Kibbutz on the Couch
An Interview with Shai Orr

Magazine / society
Israeli therapist Shai Orr – author of the book “Miraculous Parenting” – talks about education, kibbutzim, and what it means to be successful. Ewa Pawlik
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To Be a Parent

To Be a Parent
An Innocent Discussion About Parenting

Magazine / society
In this edition of “Conversations from the Playground”, two of Poland’s youngest talents talk about a topic that no child can escape: parenting. Ewa Pawlik
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A City in Ruins

A City in Ruins
The Aftermath of the Warsaw Uprising

Magazine / society
World War II may have been coming to an end in the summer of 1945, but its destruction was palpable all across Poland. An early issue of “Przekrój” reflected on this. Ewa Pawlik
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The War Between Lent and Carnival
healthy living

The War Between Lent and Carnival
Persevering Through Fasting

Magazine / society
Fasting is said to have many benefits for both the body and mind – but it is also very hard work. Ewa Pawlik
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Maturity? A Tomato!

Maturity? A Tomato!
An Innocent Discussion About Maturity

Magazine / society
In this edition of “Conversations from the Playground”, a panel of Poland’s youngest (and finest) intelligentsia are asked about what it means to be mature. Ewa Pawlik
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A National Asana

A National Asana
Yoga Branches Across Poland

Magazine / society
Back in the early 1980s, “Przekrój” was already instructing our younger readers on the yogic tree pose. But the history of yoga in Poland dates way back to the early 20th century with one Wincenty Lutosławski. Ewa Pawlik
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Everybody Knows
Conversations from the Playground

Everybody Knows
An Innocent Discussion About Youth

Magazine / society
In this edition of “Conversations from the Playground”, the discussion is a little different – owing to everybody knows what. Ewa Pawlik
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The Theory and Practice of Play

The Theory and Practice of Play
An Innocent Discussion About Playing

Magazine / society
In this edition of “Conversations from the Playground”, Ewa Pawlik talks to Lu and her friends about an evergreen topic for many children: playing. Ewa Pawlik
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A New Year from an Old World

A New Year from an Old World
Stepping Into a Decade of Hope

Magazine / society
The year 1989 was especially significant for the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. We take a look at the prognoses “Przekrój” made in our final issue of the 1980s. Ewa Pawlik
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School Is Great in the Afternoon

School Is Great in the Afternoon
An Innocent Discussion About Education

Magazine / society
In this edition of “Conversations from the Playground”, Ewa Pawlik talks to Lu and her friends about every child’s favourite subject: school. Ewa Pawlik
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Death, or a Cannonball Jump

Death, or a Cannonball Jump
An Innocent Discussion About Death

Reading / society
In this edition of “Conversations from the Playground”, Ewa Pawlik talks to Lu and her friends about that ever-so-autumnal subject: death. Ewa Pawlik
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Buy “Przekrój”, Sir

Buy “Przekrój”, Sir
Our Magazine in the 1990s

Magazine / society
In the early 1990s, Poland was undergoing a political and economic transformation away from communism. Naturally, “Przekrój” had to adapt to the times, too. Ewa Pawlik
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Be Like Anastasia

Be Like Anastasia
Life in a New Age Slavic Homestead

Magazine / society
Anastasianism (or the Ringing Cedars) is a new age religious movement that started in Russia. We visit one of its kinship homesteads to find out how to heal the human civilization. Ewa Pawlik
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Be Like Anastasia. Life in a New Age Slavic Homestead ♫

Be Like Anastasia. Life in a New Age Slavic Homestead ♫

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Anastasianism (or the Ringing Cedars) is a new age religious movement that started in Russia. We visit one of its kinship homesteads to find out how to heal the human civilization. Original publication by Ewa Pawlik. Read by Annie Krasińska.
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The Pet ‘Kittens’

The Pet ‘Kittens’
A History of “Przekrój”’s Cover Girls

Magazine / culture
For much of its existence, “Przekrój” featured fashion photos of young models on its covers. We run through the history of the so-called ‘kittens’, and close a chapter that belongs to a bygone era. Ewa Pawlik
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The Strange Story of Picasso, Communism, and a Sheepskin Coat

The Strange Story of Picasso, Communism, and a Sheepskin Coat
On the Friendship of Kindred Artists

Magazine / culture
Pablo Picasso visited Poland in 1948, where he struck up what proved to be a fruitful friendship with the “Przekrój” editor-in-chief. Ewa Pawlik
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How to Freeze Properly

How to Freeze Properly
A Guide to Ice Swimming

Magazine / society
As the winter chill sets in, it’s time to embrace your inner walrus and have an ice-cold swim outside. But before you take a freezing dip, prepare yourself with our handy guide. Ewa Pawlik