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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!

Society

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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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Miłosz Artefact
Mind the climate

Miłosz Artefact
On Czesław Miłosz and Solastalgia

Reading / society
Czesław Miłosz’s poem “And the City Stood in Its Brightness” deals with loss. It also allows us to reflect on solastalgia, or environmental grief. Anna Mitchell
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Flight to Nowhere

Flight to Nowhere
Tourism, Gentrification and COVID-19

Reading / society
After a year of the pandemic, how might we change our travel and tourism habits going forward? Is this even possible in the face of gentrification? Mat Schulz

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Touching, Seeing, Talking

Touching, Seeing, Talking
On Self-Isolating and Mental Health

Reading / society
The pandemic has taken an especially heavy toll on those with mental health conditions. Is it possible to find a solution to isolation within the online sphere of the internet? Agata Pyzik
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The Art of Negativity
healthy living

The Art of Negativity
On Rejecting Positive Thinking

Reading / society
The concept of ‘positive thinking’ is ubiquitous throughout society – from social media to home décor. What then, of adopting an approach grounded in negativity? Enis Yucekoralp

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On Love

On Love

Magazine / society
Why is love connected to suffering? Why does it cause anxiety?  Osho
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In Search of Wild Bliss

In Search of Wild Bliss
Food in Nature

Magazine / society
In contemporary society, we are increasingly disconnected from the origin of the food on our plates. But is it even possible to eat wild? Paulina Wilk

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Highway Daydreaming

Highway Daydreaming
On the Freedom of Driving

Reading / society
In testing times, perhaps the best remedy is to simply hit the road and drive into the unknown... Aleksei Morozov
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Of Memes and Old Men

Of Memes and Old Men
The Ethics of the Youth

Magazine / society
Older generations may mock and patronize the youth, yet it is the younger generations’ new ethics of gentleness that we could all learn from. Paulina Wilk