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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!

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Oasis: In Our Quarantine Yard

Oasis: In Our Quarantine Yard

Media / Photo
Irmina Walczak’s series was created during the 95 days that her family was confined in the Spanish countryside, the place where the first lockdown of the COVID-19 pandemic took them by surprise.

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Herodotus, the Pioneer

Herodotus, the Pioneer
The Relevance of “The Histories”

Reading / society
Herodotus wrote “The Histories” nearly 2500 years ago in ancient Greece. Nonetheless, it is still a relevant and influential book for us today. Tomasz Wiśniewski
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Stach
Szabłowski
Stach Szabłowski

Don’t Follow the Wind

Reading / culture
In Japan, the Fukushima exclusion zone is contaminated with nuclear radiation. It is also the site of an atypical art exhibition.
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Remembering the Future

Remembering the Future
Nostalgia, Hauntology, and the Spectres of the Internet

Reading / society
What connects pop artist Dua Lipa with philosopher Jacques Derrida? Both are interested in a certain nostalgia that entwines past, present and future. Enis Yucekoralp

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With Seneca Among Children

With Seneca Among Children
An Interview with Seneca the Younger

Magazine / culture
The Roman philosopher, dramatist and statesman talks with a modern day Stoic about what we can learn from children and how Stoicism can guide us through the contemporary world. Piotr Stankiewicz
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A Time of Revolt

A Time of Revolt
An Interview with Nadav Eyal

Magazine / society
Israeli journalist Nadav Eyal – author of the book “Revolt: The Worldwide Uprising Against Globalization” – talks about the crisis of globalization and the ongoing revolt against it. Paulina Wilk
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A Discreet Genius

A Discreet Genius
The Life of Ervin László

Magazine / society
The Hungarian Ervin László was originally a classical pianist, before later becoming a philosopher of science and advocate of quantum consciousness. Paulina Wilk

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If There Was No Tomorrow

If There Was No Tomorrow
The Woes of the Japanese Youth

Magazine / society
Faced with a stagnant economy and a demographic crisis, Japanese youth prefer not to think about the future. Instead, they live day-by-day. Paulina Wilk
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Vegetarian Paradise
healthy living

Vegetarian Paradise
The First Polish Vegetarian

Magazine / society
Konstanty Moes-Oskragiełło was the first Polish vegetarian. But he also held a number of radical – and controversial – views about health and society. Ewa Pluta
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The Body and Its Trace

The Body and Its Trace
The Performance Art of Ana Mendiata

Magazine / culture
The work of the Cuban-American performance artist Ana Mendiata still resonants today, more than three decades after her untimely death. Marta Ziółek

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Mikołaj
Łoziński
Mikołaj Łoziński

Learning to Swim

Reading / society
What can you learn, while learning to swim, that doesn’t have a whole lot to do with swimming?
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The Intentional Life
healthy living

The Intentional Life
How to Cultivate Intentions

Magazine / society
Amid the chaos of our everyday lives, it is often difficult to focus on what we truly want. We can achieve this by following Mallika Chopra and cultivating intentions. Maria Hawranek

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Script Hunting

Script Hunting
An Interview with Tomasz Bąk

Magazine / science
Neurolinguist Tomasz Bąk talks about the letters and symbols of various world alphabets, as well as how brain diseases can affect language. Jan Pelczar
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A $400,000 Punt
sports

A $400,000 Punt
The Bank-Robbing Team Captain

Magazine / society
Anthony Curcio – a one-time American football team captain – planned an almost-perfect bank heist for $400,000. In many ways, he was lucky that his plan was foiled. Wojtek Antonów

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Testing the Waters

Testing the Waters
A Liquid Interview

Magazine / science
Our biologist-reporter tunes in to an interview with a particle of water, who explains everything we could wish to know about its structure and properties. Tomasz Sitarz
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Hot Springs Eternal

Hot Springs Eternal
The Benefits of Thermal Baths

Magazine / culture
Hot springs and thermal baths have been enjoyed by humans (and animals) for thousands of years. They have health benefits, too. Renata Lis

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 Butterflies

Butterflies

Media / Photo
In “Butterflies”, Silvia Pogoda guides viewers through the different stages of experiencing and perceiving the life cycle: youth, maturity and old age.
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Imagining a Future

Imagining a Future
An Interview with Annibale Siconolfi

Reading / culture
Annibale Siconolfi – the 3D artist known as Inward – talks about the inspirations behind his dystopian images, his life in Italy, and why NFTs have revolutionized the art world. Dariusz Kuźma

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A Sonic Suprise

A Sonic Suprise
Making Sound Visible

Magazine / society
Cymatics – the study of visible sound – is quite easily explored. All you need to do is rub your fingers around the rim of a glass... Iza Smelczyńska
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The Open Scissors Effect

The Open Scissors Effect
An Interview with Agnieszka Carrasco-Żylicz

Magazine / society
Psychologist and psychotherapist Agnieszka Carrasco-Żylicz talks about the pressures that today’s youth are facing, and how this impacts their mental health. Aleksandra Pezda