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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!

Szymon Drobniak

is an evolutionary biologist, researcher on colour, ornithologist, illustrator and author. A passionate fan of diagrams, cross-sections and pea soup. In his spare time, he collects roots (not the mathematical kind).

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Parallel Rainbows

Parallel Rainbows
On Colour (and Its Limits)

Magazine / science
Human visual perception blesses us with only a glimpse of the light spectrum – for many animals, the colour world is a true sight to behold. Szymon Drobniak
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On Silver Film

On Silver Film
In Praise of Analogue Photography

Magazine / society
The act of taking an analogue photograph is the culmination of science, magic and technology – truly a moment to treasure. Szymon Drobniak
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The Unbearable Fluidity of Being

The Unbearable Fluidity of Being
A Wet Trip to the Forest

Magazine / science
A trip to the forest gives us the chance to reflect on nature – in all its wet, blooming, perfumed springtime glory. Szymon Drobniak
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From the Stars to Our Lungs

From the Stars to Our Lungs
The Great Atomic Cycle

Magazine / science
Every breath we take is comprised of recycled atoms, first released by stars and then used by countless other humans and animals. Szymon Drobniak
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Hues of Our Own

Hues of Our Own
How We Perceive Colour

Magazine / science
A biologist explains how we perceive colour – and how those perceptions can be unique to each of us. Szymon Drobniak
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Radiate and Drink

Radiate and Drink
Nature’s Heat Survival Strategies

Magazine / science
On hot summer days, we might hide inside the cool confines of our house. For many flora and fauna, such a luxury is impossible – they have their own biological techniques. Szymon Drobniak
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Dog or Demon?

Dog or Demon?
The Grinning Devil

Magazine / science
Known for it’s bright white smile, the Tasmanian devil is one of the weird but wonderful marsupials that inhabits the Australian continent. Szymon Drobniak