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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!

Woman with a Pebble in Her Heart

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On our 75th birthday, we go on the trail of Janina Ipohorska, one of the post-war pioneers of “Przekrój”. Janina – or, to her close ones, Janka – wrote the ever-popular Democratic Savoir-vivre lifestyle column, bringing a touch of elegance to the otherwise drab lives of those living in communist Poland. She also drafted in Barbara Hoff, an icon in her own right on the magazine’s fashion section.

Find out more about the woman who left her own stylish, indelible mark on the magazine’s identity, but whose role was often hidden behind pseudonyms and the prominent figure of editor-in-chief Marian Eile…


The film was based on Ewa Pawlik’s article about Janina Ipohorska Kobieta z kamyczkiem w sercu. In November 2020 it won the Award of the Artistic Director Bogusław Zmudziński in The Great Underestimated category in the Anima.PL competition at the 27th International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima in Kraków.

Illustrated by Karyna Piwowarska
Text by Ewa Pawlik
Animated by Jakub Wroński
Music by Bartosz Weber
Voice-over by Małgorzata Hajewska-Krzysztofik
Sound post-production by Łukasz Błażejewski
Produced by PRZEKRÓJ Foundation