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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!

Literature

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137 Seconds (Part I)
Stanisław Lem

137 Seconds (Part I)

Reading / literature
“137 Seconds” is a short story by Polish sci-fi writer Stanisław Lem, translated into English for the first time by Antonia Lloyd-Jones. Stanisław Lem
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137 Seconds (Part II)
Stanisław Lem

137 Seconds (Part II)

Reading / literature
“137 Seconds” is a short story by Polish sci-fi writer Stanisław Lem, translated into English for the first time by Antonia Lloyd-Jones. Stanisław Lem
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137 Seconds (Part III)
Stanisław Lem

137 Seconds (Part III)

Reading / literature
“137 Seconds” is a short story by Polish sci-fi writer Stanisław Lem, translated into English for the first time by Antonia Lloyd-Jones. Stanisław Lem

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Those Who Dispel the Darkness

Those Who Dispel the Darkness
The Gurus of India

Magazine / society
The Hindu spiritual teachers of the subcontinent play an important role in everyday life, acting as exemplary guides. Yet they are not without their controversies. Maciej Wesołowski
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The Tales of a Belarusian Scheherazade

The Tales of a Belarusian Scheherazade
A Hidden Classic of Gothic Folklore

Magazine / culture
The 19th-century collection of fantastical tales “Nobleman Zavalnya” helped popularize Belarusian literature and folk culture—150 years after it was published. Mikołaj Gliński
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Janusz Korczak’s Indian Dream

Janusz Korczak’s Indian Dream
A Play in the Warsaw Ghetto

Magazine / culture
The Polish pedagogue and children’s author developed an interest in the religions and culture of India and beyond, which informed his worldview amid the brutality of war. Agnieszka Witkowska-Krych

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A Beautiful Mind

A Beautiful Mind
The Life of Rabindranath Tagore

Magazine / culture
The great Bengali polymath was an intellectual giant; a poet, thinker, social reformer, and much more, who reshaped the culture of his homeland. Paulina Wilk
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5th December 1952

5th December 1952
Anniversary of the Month

Reading / science
On this day in 1952, just over a decade after the wartime Blitz, death from above hit the streets of London again. Smog was everywhere, blinding pedestrians and even creeping into cinema screens. Adam Węgłowski

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December in History

December in History
Diary of an Eternal Pessimist

Reading / society
Our eternally pessimistic correspondent gives his historical highlights for the month of December. Adam Węgłowski
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All the Religions of India

All the Religions of India
An Overview of the Multifaith State

Magazine / society
Although predominantly Hindu, the Indian subcontinent is the birthplace of four major world religions—and is tolerant of many more. Maciej Wesołowski

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The Babus of Nayanjore
short story

The Babus of Nayanjore

Magazine / culture
A short story by the Bengali polymath about the clash between different classes and generations—and between tradition and modernity. Rabindranath Tagore
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Where Does War Come From?

Where Does War Come From?
The Origins of Organized Bloodshed

Magazine / society
Conflict is usually attributed to disputes over land and resources, inherent aggressive tendencies, or gender. Yet perhaps none of the above provide an adequate explanation. Tomasz Wiśniewski

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For Your Eyes Only

For Your Eyes Only
The Physics of Rainbows

Magazine / science
The multicolored arches that appear in the sky are optical rather than physical phenomena—and as such are unique to the eyes of each viewer. Szymon Drobniak
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Tears of the Sun

Tears of the Sun
A Cultural History of Amber

Magazine / culture
Fossilized tree resin has been valued for thousands of years, not only because of its yellowy-orange hue, but also for its supposed ritual and medical properties. Tomasz Wichrowski

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A Very Bushy Tale

A Very Bushy Tale
The Huli Jing and Kitsune

Magazine / culture
Shapeshifting trickster foxes are part of Chinese and Japanese folklore. Often portrayed as women, their mythological presence reveals social attitudes and anxieties. Maciej Świetlik
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Like Stroking a Butterfly’s Wing
healthy living

Like Stroking a Butterfly’s Wing
A Most Delicate Massage

Magazine / society
The Butterfly Touch method developed by Eva Reich shows how less means more and how power lies in gentleness. Agnieszka Rostkowska

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The Language of the Gods

The Language of the Gods
A Conversation About Sanskrit

Magazine / society
It is one of the world’s oldest languages and belongs to the Indo-European family, meaning that Sanskrit is still alive and well today—at home and abroad. Agnieszka Rostkowska
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Sleepless Cities

Sleepless Cities
The Compression of Time

Magazine / society
Sleep is the last bastion of rest. Yet a glance at the world’s major urban centers suggests that in the future, humans may increasingly be forced into constant wakefulness. Paulina Wilk

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The Hero in the Labyrinth

The Hero in the Labyrinth
The Pioneering Work of Joseph Campbell

Magazine / society
The American mythologist spent his life examining the cultural role of stories and synthesizing their common motifs into a universal tale of the human experience. Tomasz Wiśniewski
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The Chemistry of Tea

The Chemistry of Tea
How the Beverage Is Produced

Magazine / society
Behind the seemingly simple cup of tea—one of the world’s most popular infusions—lies a plethora of complex biochemical processes. Szymon Drobniak

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Anna
Adamowicz
Leye
Adenle
Mariam
Adetona
Adam
Aduszkiewicz
Wojtek Antonów
Wojtek
Antonów
Anna
Arno
Mitchell
Atkinson III
David
P. Barash
Kamil
Bałuk
Jaimee
Bell
Edwin Bendyk
Edwin
Bendyk
Stanisław
Bereś
Anna
Berestecka
Robby
Berman
Charles
Bernstein
Andrzej
Bobkowski
Paweł
Boguszewski
Dominika
Bok
Katarzyna
Boni
Hanna
Bora
Zygmunt Borawski
Zygmunt
Borawski
dr
Ryan Bromley
Jan
Brzechwa
Stasia
Budzisz
Agnieszka
Burton
C-D
Stephen
Carlick
Artem
Chekh
Wojciech
Chmielarz
Jan Ciemniewski
Jan
Ciemniewski
Matthew Coachinger
Matthew
Coachinger
Ryszard
Ćwirlej
Krystyna
Dąbrowska
Dorota Danielewicz
Dorota
Danielewicz
Ram
Dass
Jacek Dehnel
Jacek
Dehnel
Mateusz
Demski
Radka
Denemarková
Robbert
Dijkgraaf/Quanta Magazine
Damjan
Dobrila
Natalia
Domagała
Joanna
Domańska
Tadeusz
Dołęga-Mostowicz
Olga Drenda
Olga
Drenda
Szymon
Drobniak
Agnieszka
Drotkiewicz
Marta
Dymek
Ida
Dzik
E-F
Everything's
Gonna Be Alright
Taylor Fang
Taylor
Fang
Julia Fiedorczuk
Julia
Fiedorczuk
Agnieszka
Fiedorowicz
Kornel
Filipowicz
Profesor
Filutek
Paweł
Franczak
Gergő
Fülöp
G-H
Rami
Gabriel
Aleksandra
Galewska
Forrest
Gander
Konstanty
Ildefons Gałczyński
Magdalena
Gałkowska
Zuzanna
Ginczanka
Marcelo
Gleiser
Mikołaj
Gliński
Mikołaj
Golachowski
Włodek Goldkorn
Włodek
Goldkorn
Maurycy
Gomulicki
Marek
Górlikowski
Maria
Górz
Stefan
Grabiński
Paulina Grabowska
Paulina
Grabowska
Carmen
Gray
Richard
Greenhill
Wioletta
Greg
Jay
Griffiths
Joanna Grochocka
Joanna
Grochocka
Malcolm
Harris
James
Hatch
Maria
Hawranek
Gordon
Hempton
Scotty
Hendricks
Jason
Hickel
Micaela
Marini Higgs
Elias
Hirschl
Cynthia
Hogue
Urszula
Honek
Matthias
Horx
Paweł
Huelle
Alyssa
Hull
I-J
Wojciech
Jagielski
Kuba Janicki
Kuba
Janicki
Paweł
Janiszewski
Łukasz
Jarosz
Miłada Jędrysik
Miłada
Jędrysik
Rebecca
May Johnson
K-Ł
Aleksander
Kaczorowski
Wailana
Kalama
Marta
Kania
Łukasz Kaniewski
Łukasz
Kaniewski
Grzegorz
Kasdepke
Magda
Kiełbowicz
Jowita
Kiwnik Pargana
Bartłomiej
Kluska
Michał
Korkosz
Artur
Kornel
Ivan
Krastev
Marcel
Kruger
Michał
Książek
Rafał
Kucharczuk
Monika
Kucia
Luka
Kurjački
Dariusz
Kuźma
Łukasz
Lamża
Stanisław Lem
Stanisław
Lem
Katarzyna Lengren
Katarzyna
Lengren
Zbigniew Lengren
Zbigniew
Lengren
Bolesław
Leśmian
Zbigniew
Libera
Renata
Lis
Bogumiła
Lisocka-Jaegermann
Hanna
Liubakova
Beth
Lord
Ana
Maria Luca
Mikołaj Łoziński
Mikołaj
Łoziński
Stanisław
Łubieński
Łukasz
Łuczaj
M-N
Andri
Snær Magnason
Magdalena
Maksimiuk
Ștefan
Manasia
Wojciech Mann
Wojciech
Mann
Victor
Martinovich
Marcin
Masecki
Daniel
Mason
Miha
Mazzini
Paulina
Małochleb
Gordon
Meade
Katarzyna
Michalczak
Jarosław  Mikołajewski
Jarosław
Mikołajewski
Anna
Mitchell
Jerzy Miłkowski
Jerzy
Miłkowski
Zygmunt
Miłoszewski
Ka
Mochi
Aleksei
Morozov
Marcin
Moskalewicz
Anita
Musioł
Marcin Napiórkowski
Marcin
Napiórkowski
Jill
Neimark
Sylwia
Niemczyk
Tomek Niewiadomski
Tomek
Niewiadomski
Katarzyna
Nosowska
Łukasz
Nowacki
O-P
Paulina
Olszanka
Wojciech
Orliński
Marian
Orłoń
Osho
Tim
Parks
Nick
Paumgarten
Ewa Pawlik
Ewa
Pawlik
Piotr
Paziński
Fred
Pearce
Włodzimierz Karol Pessel
Włodzimierz
Karol Pessel
Ada
Petriczko
Grzegorz
Piątek
Tomasz
Pietrzak
Tomasz
Pindel
Sam
Pulham
Kazimierz
Pytko
Agata
Pyzik
R-S
Marek Raczkowski
Marek
Raczkowski
Karol
Radziszewski
Radek
Rak
Jonathan
L. Ramsey
Paul
Ratner
Anna
Rembowska
Aleksandra
Reszelska
Tadeusz
Różewicz
Joanna
Rudniańska
Laura
Ruggles
Kristina
Sabaliauskaitė
Sigal
Samuel
Ziauddin Sardar
Ziauddin
Sardar
Ren
Scateni
Mat
Schulz
Waithera
Sebatindira
Agnieszka
Dorota Sekuła
Renata
Senktas
Shoaib
Shafi
Tetiana
Shataieva
Karol
Sienkiewicz
Agata
Sikora
Leigh
Singer
The
Rojek Sisters
Tomasz
Sitarz
Tania
Skarynkina
Zoë
Skoulding
Iza Smelczyńska
Iza
Smelczyńska
Rebecca
Solnit
Michał
Sosiński
Katarzyna Sroczyńska
Katarzyna
Sroczyńska
Izabela
„Czajka” Stachowicz
Curt
Stager
Tomasz Stawiszyński
Tomasz
Stawiszyński
Agnieszka Stein
Agnieszka
Stein
Łukasz
Stępnik
Jan
Stoberski
Olya
Stoyanova
Juliusz
Strachota
Jacek
Świdziński
Anna
Świrszczyńska
Stach Szabłowski
Stach
Szabłowski
Witold
Szabłowski
Jerzy
Szaniawski
Irena „Kika” Szaszkiewiczowa
Irena
„Kika” Szaszkiewiczowa
Mariusz
Szczygieł
Małgorzata
Szejnert
Wisława Szymborska
Wisława
Szymborska
Maryla
Szymiczkowa
T-U
Jonny
Thomson
Boyd
Tonkin
Antonina
Małgorzata Tosiek
Agata
Trzebuchowska
Katarzyna
Tubylewicz
Tiare
Tuuhia
Katarzyna Tyszkiewicz-Borawska
Katarzyna
Tyszkiewicz-Borawska
Konstanty
Usenko
Grzegorz Uzdański
Grzegorz
Uzdański
Ana
Uzelac
V-W
Ernest
Valdemar
Julia
E. Wahl
Monika
Waraxa
Warren
Ward
Adam Węgłowski
Adam
Węgłowski
January
Weiner
January
Weiner & January Weiner
Tomasz Wichrowski
Tomasz
Wichrowski
Paulina Wilk
Paulina
Wilk
Ellen
Winner
Tomasz Wiśniewski
Tomasz
Wiśniewski
Agnieszka
Wójcińska
Jędrzej
Wojnar
Natalie
Wolchover/Quanta Magazine
Gillen
D’Arcy Wood
Marcin
Wroński
Ludwika
Włodek
X-Y
Paramahansa Yogananda
Paramahansa
Yogananda
Enis
Yucekoralp
Z-Ż
Michał
Zabłocki
Urszula Zajączkowska
Urszula
Zajączkowska
Teodora
Zareva
Marta
Zboralska
Agata
Zborowska
Adam
Zdrodowski
Piotr
Żelazny