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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!

Culture

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A Beach at the End of the World

A Beach at the End of the World
The Unabashed Emotion of “Sun & Sea (Marina)”

Reading / culture
This year’s Venice Biennale Golden Lion winner came from the Lithuanian pavilion. The piece in question – an opera-performance on an artificial beach – encapsulates all the empathy and emotion that each of us might feel towards a world on its way to disaster. Kristina Sabaliauskaitė

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Responsibility Is Sexy

Responsibility Is Sexy
Freedom in the Novels of Edward St Aubyn

Reading / culture
From his characters’ motives to the author’s own literary playfulness, a writer explores the universal appeal of freedom in the work of Edward St Aubyn. Agnieszka Drotkiewicz
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Difficult Journeys in New York

Difficult Journeys in New York

Reading / culture
A scholar remembers a journey he made to New York in the 1980s, and reflects on the relationships he encountered, some of which were better avoided. Ziauddin Sardar