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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!

Michał Zabłocki

is a journalist, writer and climate activist. For 13 years, he worked at the Polish Press Agency PAP. He’s the author of a non-fiction book about Czechia, “To nie jest raj. Szkice o współczesnych Czechach” [This is not Paradise: Essays on Contemporary Czechia], published in Polish (2019) and Czech (2020). In recent years, he has worked in global environmental organizations. Michał lives in Warsaw and Budapest.

The Man Behind Agnieszka Holland’s “Charlatan”

The Man Behind Agnieszka Holland’s “Charlatan”
The Life of Jan Mikolášek

Reading / society
The Czech herbalist Jan Mikolášek – hero of Agnieszka Holland’s latest film “Charlatan” – lived a fascinating life, healing Nazis, communists, and perhaps even kings. Michał Zabłocki