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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!

Stasia Budzisz

is a reporter and translator from Russian who graduated in Polish and Russian studies and also attended the Polish School of Reportage. A Kashubian by descent, she specializes in the Caucasus and Eastern Europe. She is the author of a work of reportage titled “Pokazucha, Na gruzińskich zasadach” [Pokazucha: On Georgian Principles], and is now working on a book about her native Kashubia.

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Feathered Flirts, Avian Advances

Feathered Flirts, Avian Advances
An Interview About Birds

Reading / science
Author and naturalist Jacek Karczewski talks about the sexual habits of birds, their symbolism in Europe, and why we must strive to describe animals in empathetic terms. Stasia Budzisz
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Upiory Are People of Flesh and Blood

Upiory Are People of Flesh and Blood
An Interview with Łukasz Kozak

Reading / culture
Mediaevalist Łukasz Kozak talks about the myths and realities behind upiory – prototype vampires from Slavic folklore. Stasia Budzisz
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Burn After Reading

Burn After Reading
An Interview with Alice Lugen

Reading / society
The investigative journalist Alice Lugen talks about what might have happened in the Dyatlov Pass tragedy, when a group of young hikers died in mysterious circumstances in Russia’s northern Urals. Stasia Budzisz
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I Don’t Believe in Blind Idealism

I Don’t Believe in Blind Idealism
An Interview with Katarzyna Boni

Reading / society
Katarzyna Boni, author of the reportage “Auroville: The City Made of Dreams”, talks about the difficulties of establishing (and writing about) utopian societies. Stasia Budzisz
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In Praise of Nudity

In Praise of Nudity
The Nudist Beaches of Central and Eastern Europe

Reading / society
Poland may be a Catholic country, but it has its fair share of nudists. You might find them at the infamous beach at Chałupy, or even further afield in Bulgaria, whose Black Sea resorts have long attracted regional naturists. Stasia Budzisz
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Women Who Know ♫

Women Who Know ♫

Media / Audio
The Kashubia region in northern Poland is home to the country’s last generation of witches. These women use their powers to cure and help people, as the grand-niece of one such witch finds out. Original text by Stasia Budzisz.
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Women Who Know

Women Who Know
The Witches of Kashubia

Magazine / society
The Kashubia region in northern Poland is home to the country’s last generation of witches. These women use their powers to cure and help people, as the grand-niece of one such witch finds out. Stasia Budzisz