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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!

Society

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Always Eat Your Tubers
healthy living

Always Eat Your Tubers
Unloved Kitchen Gems

Magazine / society
Tubers often end up neglected in the back of the fridge. Yet carrots, celeriac and parsley root can be roasted or boiled to inspirational effect. Michał Korkosz
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A Warning

A Warning
A Decade Since the Tōhoku Tsunami

Reading / society
10 years ago, the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami shook Japan. Katarzyna Boni revisits Fukushima Prefecture to see what has changed – physically and psychologically. Katarzyna Boni

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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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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
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To Be a Parent

To Be a Parent
An Innocent Discussion About Parenting

Magazine / society
In this edition of “Conversations from the Playground”, two of Poland’s youngest talents talk about a topic that no child can escape: parenting. Ewa Pawlik

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The Ups and Downs of the Dolphin
sports

The Ups and Downs of the Dolphin
The Story of Michael Phelps

Magazine / society
Swimmer Michael Phelps has won the most Olympic medals of any athlete. He has also struggled with his mental health and experienced depression. Piotr Żelazny
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A Voice of Hope

A Voice of Hope
The Life of Viktor Frankl

Magazine / society
Viktor Frankl, the founder of logotherapy, is a key figure in existential and humanistic psychotherapy. He was also a Holocaust survivor. Agnieszka Drotkiewicz

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On Spiritual Care
healthy living

On Spiritual Care
Where to Find Caring Figures

Magazine / society
In a society where the notion of care is abundant, we appear to be lacking figures that represent a kind of caring guardianship. Where can we find them? Marcin Polak
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April in History

April in History
Diary of an Eternal Pessimist

Reading / society
Our eternally pessimistic correspondent gives his historical highlights for the month of April. Adam Węgłowski

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Children Are Not Filing Cabinets

Children Are Not Filing Cabinets
An Interview with Marzena Żylińska

Magazine / society
Educational neuroscientist Marzena Żylińska talks about the lessons the school system should be learning – such as moving away from a culture of testing and correcting. Berenika Steinberg
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A Springtime Pine

A Springtime Pine
On an Evergreen Beauty

Magazine / society
The pine – found in forests, mountains and on shores across much of the northern hemisphere – is a most wonderful tree, evergreen and richly aromatic. Dominika Bok

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All That Green Stuff
healthy living

All That Green Stuff
On Nature, Cities, and Ourselves

Magazine / society
Modern society is moving further and further away from greenery, with forests and parks obscured behind screens and windows. Kamila Dzika-Jurek
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Walking Meditation Exercises for Spring
healthy living

Walking Meditation Exercises for Spring

Magazine / society
The spring weather can be enjoyed mindfully. A meditation teacher suggests five walking meditation exercises. Maria Górz

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Matthew
Coachinger
Matthew Coachinger

The Toolbox

Reading / society
Our in-house ‘coaching guru’ shares his wisdom – this week on selecting a perfect toolbox.
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Grab a Spade and Get Digging!

Grab a Spade and Get Digging!
An Interview with Witold Szwedkowski

Magazine / society
Witold Szwedkowski, poet and Urban Guerrilla Gardening activist, talks about backyard policy, the spade as a tool of rebellion, and the subversive potential of the pumpkin. Marta Anna Zabłocka

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For a Child, Being Carefree Is Intrinsic to a Well-lived Life

For a Child, Being Carefree Is Intrinsic to a Well-lived Life

Magazine / society
Is being carefree a special good of childhood? Is it something that confers meaning on the life of a child, without doing the same for adults? Or do adults need to be more carefree, and so be more like children, in order for their lives to go well? Luara Ferracioli
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Are You Sleepwalking Now?
healthy living

Are You Sleepwalking Now?

Magazine / society
Given how little control we have of our wandering minds, how can we cultivate real mental autonomy? Thomas Metzinger

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5 Big Predictions for 2021
big think

5 Big Predictions for 2021

Magazine / society
A deeper appreciation for science and less unnecessary spending could be in our future. Derek Beres