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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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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

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Growth Is Killing Us
Mind the climate

Growth Is Killing Us
An Interview with Jason Hickel

Magazine / society
Economic anthropologist Jason Hickel talks about the pitfalls of growth, and how we can pursue an economic model that protects human wellbeing and the environment. Paulina Wilk
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The Power of Narrative
Mind the climate

The Power of Narrative
An Interview with Andri Snær Magnason

Magazine / society
Icelandic writer Andri Snær Magnason talks about how to write about climate change, the intersection of death and nature, and Iceland’s sacred cow. Maria Hawranek

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A Table Laden with Famine

A Table Laden with Famine
An Interview with Karolina Brzuzan

Magazine / society
Karolina Brzuzan, an artist who collects recipes from areas affected by famine, talks about clover pancakes, fish-scale soup and pudding made of joiner’s glue. Berenika Steinberg
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Maturity? A Tomato!

Maturity? A Tomato!
An Innocent Discussion About Maturity

Magazine / society
In this edition of “Conversations from the Playground”, a panel of Poland’s youngest (and finest) intelligentsia are asked about what it means to be mature. Ewa Pawlik

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The Great Austrian Myth

The Great Austrian Myth
An Interview with Martin Pollack

Reading / society
Martin Pollack, the author of numerous books that deconstruct Austria’s dark history, talks about his family’s Nazi past, the German minority in Slovenia, and how history is repeating itself. Łukasz Saturczak
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Burn After Reading

Burn After Reading
An Interview with Alice Lugen

Reading / society
The investigative journalist Alice Lugen talks about what might have happened in the Dyatlov Pass tragedy, when a group of young hikers died in mysterious circumstances in Russia’s northern Urals. Stasia Budzisz

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Fragile Women

Fragile Women
An Interview with Mathilda Gustavsson

Reading / society
Mathilda Gustavsson, author of “The Club”, talks about her journalistic work uncovering the Jean-Claude Arnault rape scandal at the heart of the Swedish Academy. Paulina Małochleb 
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I Don’t Believe in Blind Idealism

I Don’t Believe in Blind Idealism
An Interview with Katarzyna Boni

Reading / society
Katarzyna Boni, author of the reportage “Auroville: The City Made of Dreams”, talks about the difficulties of establishing (and writing about) utopian societies. Stasia Budzisz

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News Is a Social Enterprise

News Is a Social Enterprise
An Interview with Alan Rusbridger

Reading / society
Alan Rusbridger talks about the how “The Guardian” was founded, the issues with media monopolies, and why news should be a public service. Urszula Kaczorowska
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Laugh Boldly!

Laugh Boldly!
An Interview with Sebastian Gendry

Magazine / society
Sebastian Gendry, creator of the laughter wellness method, talks about the everyday benefits of laughing, as well as its more profound properties. Maria Hawranek

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The Australian Alcatraz

The Australian Alcatraz
An Interview with Bartosz Twaróg

Magazine / society
Traveller Bartosz Twaróg talks about the unjust history of the Aboriginal peoples sent to Palm Island, where they were subjected to colonial violence for decades. Jan Pelczar
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A Time to Shed Our Scales

A Time to Shed Our Scales
An Interview with Maciej Zięba

Magazine / society
Father Maciej Zięba of the Polish Catholic Church talks about the difficulties of the pandemic, dealing with change, and his experiences in the Solidarity movement of the 1980s. Kamil Bałuk

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Hungry for a Good Life

Hungry for a Good Life
An Interview with Carolyn Steel

Magazine / society
Architect and food visionary Carolyn Steel talks about a culinary approach to a good life, the future of farming, and the importance of sharing food and meals. Paulina Wilk
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A Canadian in Bratislava

A Canadian in Bratislava
A Conversation with Ben Pascoe

Reading / society
Ben Pascoe, the Canadian founder of ‘Next Apache’, a cult café and second-hand book store in Bratislava, talks to Łukasz Grzesiczak about why he loves living in Slovakia. Łukasz Grzesiczak

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Sometimes I Dream About the War

Sometimes I Dream About the War
An Interview with Artem Chekh

Reading / society
Artem Chekh, a Ukrainian writer and veteran of the war in Donbas, talks about his experiences at the front and how they changed his worldview from the bubble of Kyiv. Łukasz Saturczak