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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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With Good Intentions
healthy living

With Good Intentions
On Cultivating Mindful Intention

Magazine / society
Intentions have great power. In order to harness this power, we must first understand what intention is, before taking a mindful approach to it. Magdalena Róża Skoczewska

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The White Lady Comes After Dark

The White Lady Comes After Dark
Death in Latin America

Magazine / society
In Latin America, the unique concept of death is a combination of Indigenous beliefs and those imported by the Spanish colonizers. Maciej Wesołowski
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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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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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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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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 $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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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