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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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The Many Faces of Decency

The Many Faces of Decency
An Interview About Moral Norms

Magazine / society
Professor of Ethics Paweł Łuków talks about moral norms, what it means to be decent, and how we can relate this to our own behaviour and that of others. Paulina Wilk

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A Dip in the Ice Feels Rather Nice
healthy living

A Dip in the Ice Feels Rather Nice
An Interview About Cold Water Swimming

Reading / society
Andrzej Hrycaj, a cold water swimming instructor specializing in the Wim Hof Method, explains what we can gain from taking an ice cold dip. Maria Hawranek
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Turn Off Your Autopilot

Turn Off Your Autopilot
An Interview with Paweł Malinowski

Magazine / society
Psychotherapist Paweł Malinowski talks about good and bad habits, as well as how to give them up or shape them. Maria Hawranek

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In Death There Is Also Life

In Death There Is Also Life
An Interview with Vinciane Despret

Reading / society
Philosopher and anthropologist of science Vinciane Despret talks about the phenomenon of death midwives, and how we can cultivate a different approach to grief. Paulina Małochleb 
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A Time of Gentleness

A Time of Gentleness
An Interview with Ece Temelkuran

Magazine / society
Turkish journalist and author Ece Temelkuran talks about the political power of gentleness amid growing global fascism. Paulina Wilk

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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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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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Knock Before You Enter
healthy living

Knock Before You Enter
A Conversation with Natalia de Barbaro

Magazine / society
An author and psychologist talks about the power of sensitivity, empathy, and the importance of having one’s own room. Monika Kucia

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Nicola’s Fungi

Nicola’s Fungi
An Interview with an Urban Mushroom Farmer

Magazine / society
Nicola Dominici talks about opening his vegan restaurant and becoming an urban mushroom farmer in Miami. Ewa Pawlik
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I Collect Signs of the End

I Collect Signs of the End
An Interview with Leszek Koczanowicz

Magazine / society
Philosopher and political scientist Leszek Koczanowicz talks about the different aspects of societal fear and anxiety, and how this is connected with Sherlock Holmes. Aleksandra Pezda

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Earth to Man!
healthy living

Earth to Man!
An Interview with Paweł Sokal

Magazine / society
Paweł Sokal from the Earthing Institute shares all about the alternative medicine practise known as grounding (or earthing). Jakub Bas
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Humans Need Nature to Blossom

Humans Need Nature to Blossom
An Interview with Sue Stuart-Smith

Reading / society
Sue Stuart-Smith – a psychiatrist, psychotherapist and author of the book “The Well-Gardened Mind” – talks about the importance of gardens, plants and green spaces for our mental wellbeing. Anna Tatarska

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A Kibbutz on the Couch

A Kibbutz on the Couch
An Interview with Shai Orr

Magazine / society
Israeli therapist Shai Orr – author of the book “Miraculous Parenting” – talks about education, kibbutzim, and what it means to be successful. Ewa Pawlik
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Mission: Visibility

Mission: Visibility
An Interview with Teatr 21’s Justyna Sobczyk

Reading / society
People with Down’s syndrome and autism are often ignored by the public. The Warsaw-based theatre Teatr 21 wants to change that. Mateusz Demski

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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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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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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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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