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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!

Ren Scateni

is a freelance critic and writer based in Edinburgh. They mostly write about East Asian cinema, with a focus on Japan and animation, but are also interested in queer narratives and female-directed films. Their writing can be found at “Hyperallergic”, “MUBI Notebook”, bfi.org.uk, “Sight & Sound” and “Little White Lies”, among other publications.

Czytaj
A Rightful Balance
Mind the climate

A Rightful Balance
Environmentalism in the Films of Studio Ghibli

Reading / culture
Studio Ghibli – the Japanese animation film studio – may be known for its fluffy mascots such as Totoro, but beneath this cute veneer are a series of films with serious ecological concerns. Ren Scateni
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In This Age of Ecological Crisis, Nausicaä’s Message Is More Vital Than Ever
Mind the climate

In This Age of Ecological Crisis, Nausicaä’s Message Is More Vital Than Ever

Magazine / culture
The radical ethics of Hayao Miyazaki’s fearless heroine still resonates today. Ren Scateni