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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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COVID-19 Has Transposed Us to the Future

Reading / feuilleton
What can the sudden, unexpected emergence of the coronavirus tell us about attitudes towards death and societal inclusion?
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The Shortest Short Stories

Reading / culture
During a rainy July or a cold August, it’s a nice idea to read about holidays, mice, scarecrows, Wrocław and washing machines. A handful of the shortest short stories from the Everything’s Gonna Be Alright collective.  Everything's Gonna Be Alright
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What Comes After the Flood?
Mind the climate

What Comes After the Flood?
An Interview with Marcin Popkiewicz

Magazine / science
Marcin Popkiewicz, co-founder of a Polish climate science portal, talks about ecotourism, the fight against disinformation, and a possible future world. Łukasz Kaniewski
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A Secret Offer

A Secret Offer
Self-Carelessness with Coachinger

Reading / society
Our in-house ‘coaching guru’ shares his wisdom – this week on how to succeed in the supermarket queue. Matthew Coachinger
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climate psalm
Poematic

climate psalm

Reading / literature
“in a former life / I crammed ripe blueberries into my mouth.” A poem by a contemporary Polish poet. Ida Dzik

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20th July 1969

20th July 1969
Anniversary of the Month

Reading / science
On this day in 1969, a certain Mr Armstrong touched down on the moon and spoke about a giant leap for mankind, but how was all of this observed in communist Poland? Adam Węgłowski
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July in History

July in History
Diary of an Eternal Pessimist

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

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Crystal Fortune-Telling

Crystal Fortune-Telling
The Mystical Allure of Quartz

Magazine / society
The mineral commonly known as mountain crystal (or quartz) has captured the imagination for thousands of years. Why is this gemstone rumoured to be imbued with divine power? Paweł Janiszewski
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The Limits of Clean Energy
Mind the climate

The Limits of Clean Energy

Magazine / science
If the world isn’t careful, renewable energy could become as destructive as fossil fuels. Jason Hickel

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On Acceptance
healthy living

On Acceptance
Clichés vs. Viscosity

Magazine / society
The idea of accepting what there is may feel cliched. Yet, when applied with moderation and a sprinkling of help from the Stoic philosophers, it might prove to be a useful exercise after all. Piotr Stankiewicz
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A Revolutionary Condiment
A seasonal dish

A Revolutionary Condiment
How to Make Your Own Lacto-Fermented Chili Sauce

Magazine / society
Our gastronomy expert outlines the virtues of spicy peppers, and gives a recipe for fermented chili sauce. dr Ryan Bromley

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A Toast to Tradition

A Toast to Tradition
The Joys of a Polish Wedding

Reading / society
The Polish wedding reception (or ‘wesele’) is a thing of legend that has to be experienced at least once in a lifetime. It’s also an evening of joy, full of the warmest Polish traditions. Richard Greenhill
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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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Solaris

Solaris

Media / Photo
At first glance, one can assume that Igor Omulecki’s works from the Solaris cycle stay within the orbit of post-minimalism and op-art. After all, the minds of the inhabitants of the art world are somehow trained to create such connotations. However, as Władysław Strzemiński put it in his Theory of Seeing: “It is not what the eye catches mechanically that matters in the process of seeing, but the consciousness man has of his seeing.”
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The Best Routine Is no Routine

The Best Routine Is no Routine
An Interview with Harlan Coben

Reading / culture
Harlan Coben talks about writing crime during the pandemic, the global reach of Netflix, and the Polish-language adaptation of his novel “The Woods”. Jan Pelczar

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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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Will You Still Love Me Yesterday?
Fiction

Will You Still Love Me Yesterday?

Reading / literature
In these two extracts from the novel “Will You Still Love Me Yesterday?”, pensioners Grażyna and Ludwik plan a night of passion for the 50th anniversary of their first sexual encounter, before waking up in surprisingly different bodies. Zygmunt Miłoszewski

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Say Yes to the World

Say Yes to the World
On Nietzsche and Affirmation

Magazine / society
In the late 19th century, Friedrich Nietzsche wrote the infamous words: “God is dead.” Yet rather than being a provocative attack on religion, the philosopher’s statement was an invitation to affirm one’s life. Tomasz Stawiszyński
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Why You Should Find Time to Be Alone With Yourself

Why You Should Find Time to Be Alone With Yourself

Magazine / society
Don’t confuse loneliness with time by yourself. Micaela Marini Higgs

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Summer Meditations
Healthy Living

Summer Meditations

Reading / society
A psychologist outlines four meditation exercises for the summer months. Julia E.  Wahl