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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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How Arne Sowed the Seed

How Arne Sowed the Seed
The Father of Deep Ecology

Magazine / society
Almost half a century ago, the Norwegian philosopher Arne Næss created the concept of deep ecology. We still have much to learn from his principles today. Andrzej Kula

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Better Not to Talk About It

Better Not to Talk About It
An Interview About the ‘Pishtaco’

Magazine / society
Elżbieta Jodłowska – an ethnologist and researcher of the culture of the Indigenous Andean Quechua people – talks about the bogeyman figure of the ‘pishtaco’ in the Andes. Tomasz Pindel
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Descendants of the Sun

Descendants of the Sun
Death and the Inca

Magazine / society
Inca customs around death and the afterlife not only involved mummification – they were also influenced by beliefs in the cult of the sun. Tomasz Wiśniewski

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The Pear of Love

The Pear of Love
A Recipe for Roasted Aubergine

Magazine / society
The aubergine has a bitter reputation. Yet it is a versatile fruit that can be fried, baked, stewed, steamed, or – best of all – long roasted. Michał Korkosz
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Roots, Japanese-Style

Roots, Japanese-Style
A Recipe for Braised Burdock

Magazine / society
Burdock root appears to be ordinary, but – as the cuisine of Japan, China and Korea attests – it can easily be transformed into something quite delightful. Łukasz Łuczaj

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The Incanet

The Incanet
A Road Through the Andes

Magazine / society
The Qhapaq Ñan (or Royal Road) covers almost the entire Andean region. What was the purpose of this Inca network of roads, bridges and tunnels? Marta Kania
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Make the Most of Your Coffee

Make the Most of Your Coffee
A Recipe for Facial Scrub

Magazine / society
Instead of throwing away used coffee grounds, follow this recipe for a zero waste, homemade facial scrub. Dominika Bok

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What Comes After Growth?
Mind the climate

What Comes After Growth?
An Interview about Food Sovereignty and Cooperativism

Magazine / society
Wojciech Mejor – a leading figure in the Polish post-growth movement – talks about food sovereignty, food cooperativism and alternatives to capitalism. Katarzyna  Michalczak
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Liquid Maturity
healthy living

Liquid Maturity
An Interview with Piotr K. Oleś

Magazine / society
Psychologist Piotr K. Oleś talks about how we mature, the difficulties with making life decisions, and whether our personalities can change in later life. Aleksandra Pezda

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An Open Home, A Wandering Home

An Open Home, A Wandering Home
Living in Poverty

Magazine / society
A home is not simply a place of residence; it is part of one’s identity. What does the concept of home mean for those living in poverty? Paulina Wilk
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The Digital Precambrian

The Digital Precambrian
The World’s First Computer System

Magazine / society
More than half a century ago, PLATO became the world’s first computer system. But it soon ran into some problems that we still experience today... Andrzej Kula

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A Neolithic Superfood

A Neolithic Superfood
On Millet

Magazine / society
Millet is rich in antioxidants, high in protein, and versatile in form. What’s more, humans have been eating it for thousands of years. Dominika Bok
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The Scent of Elves

The Scent of Elves
On Lavender Oil

Magazine / society
Lavender oil has numerous health benefits. It can help with anxiety and depression, has a strong antihistamine effect, and might even relieve cold sores. Dominika Bok

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Inhale the Rainbow

Inhale the Rainbow
An Autumn Breathing Exercise

Magazine / society
On grey autumn evenings, you can still experience rainbows – with this mindful breathing exercise. Dominika Bok
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Doctor Colour

Doctor Colour
Colour and Health

Magazine / society
Colours do not only serve an aesthetic purpose – they can also play a therapeutic and healing role for our health. Dominika Bok

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Elements for the Soul

Elements for the Soul
A Tibetan Approach to Balance

Magazine / society
According to Tibetan religious teachings, the substance of all things are governed by five elements of nature: earth, water, fire, air and space. Dominika Bok
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October in History

October in History
Diary of an Eternal Pessimist

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

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Food Imperialism Is Alive in Africa

Food Imperialism Is Alive in Africa

Magazine / society
On the continent of Africa, the colonial economic arrangements never really ended. To discover this, you need look no further than the food on your plates. Waithera Sebatindira
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Backyard Fungi

Backyard Fungi
How to Grow Three Types of Mushrooms

Magazine / society
Parasol mushrooms, oyster mushrooms and shiitake can all be easily grown in your backyard or garden. Find out how! Łukasz Nowacki

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Socialism in Cusco?
big think

Socialism in Cusco?

Magazine / society
The Incan Empire was driven by many surprising yet successful ideas – such as managing a powerful political entity without a market economy. Scotty Hendricks