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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!

Maciej Świetlik

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The Happy Minimalists

The Happy Minimalists
The Language of the Pirahã People

Magazine / society
The Pirahã people of the Amazon River basin live in the present. They also speak a unique language, which sparked a linguistic war with the likes of Noam Chomsky. Maciej Świetlik
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Oh, To Be a Jargonaut!

Oh, To Be a Jargonaut!
The Game of Ouscrapo

Magazine / society
The game of Ouscrapo is at once fun, in the spirit of cooperation, and full of the limitless poetic potential of language. Maciej Świetlik
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An Archivist of Nature

An Archivist of Nature
The Photography of Anna Atkins

Magazine / culture
Anna Atkins was the author of the first photographic album in history, yet her achievement was largely unknown until the 1970s. Maciej Świetlik
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Farmers of the Dreamtime

Farmers of the Dreamtime
Aboriginal Agriculture

Magazine / society
After colonizing Australia, white settlers rewrote the continent’s history. It is only now that their descendants are discovering the importance of Aboriginal agricultural practices. Maciej Świetlik
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Is That a Quantum in Your Nose?

Is That a Quantum in Your Nose?
The Science of Smell

Magazine / science
Fragrant perfumes, a freshly-baked loaf of bread, the odours of a summertime rush-hour bus – smells are all around us. But from a scientific perspective, what exactly are smells? Maciej Świetlik