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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 Pluta

Czytaj
Vegetarian Paradise
healthy living

Vegetarian Paradise
The First Polish Vegetarian

Magazine / society
Konstanty Moes-Oskragiełło was the first Polish vegetarian. But he also held a number of radical – and controversial – views about health and society. Ewa Pluta
Czytaj
Stairway to Heaven

Stairway to Heaven
Mythology in the Mountains

Magazine / culture
Mountains hold a powerful place in the cultural imagination, not only as impressive feats of nature, but also as sacred, foundational sites. Ewa Pluta
Czytaj
Sweat, Sage and Shamans
healthy living

Sweat, Sage and Shamans
A Sweatlodge in Poland

Magazine / society
Sweatlodge purification ceremonies – part of the traditions of various Indigenous peoples – are also practised in Poland. Is this cultural appropriation? Ewa Pluta