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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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Reading
Reading
Reading / literature
Totentanz
Totentanz
Reading / literature

A late poem from one of the greatest Polish poets of the last century.

Tadeusz Różewicz

Magazine / society
Knock Before You Enter
Knock Before You Enter
Magazine / society

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

Monika Kucia

Magazine / science
Maths? Beautiful?!
Maths? Beautiful?!
Magazine / science

If you think that numbers are at best difficult and at worst a headache-inducing nightmare, you couldn’t be more wrong. There are, after all, two types of mathematical beauty.

Robbert Dijkgraaf/Quanta Magazine

Magazine / science
We’re Living in a Cosmic Dream
We’re Living in a Cosmic Dream
Magazine / science

According to a recent theory in quantum mechanics, the universe is one big simulation – just like in “The Matrix”. Will you take the red or blue pill?

Paul Ratner

Magazine / culture
The Fig Tree Remembers
The Fig Tree Remembers
Magazine / culture

In her latest book “The Island of Missing Trees”, novelist Elif Shafak gives voice to a fig tree, raising pertinent questions about borders and belonging.

Paulina Wilk

Magazine / society
An Open Home, A Wandering Home
An Open Home, A Wandering Home
Magazine / society

A home is not simply a place of residence; it is part of one’s identity. What does the concept of home mean for those living in poverty?

Paulina Wilk

Magazine / science
Space on the Wave
Space on the Wave
Magazine / science

Gravitational waves are a significant development in astrophysics, opening up new avenues of cosmic understanding. But what are they?

Piotr Stankiewicz

Magazine / culture
Lematrix
Lematrix
Magazine / culture

The books of science fiction writer Stanisław Lem contain interesting – if disturbing – visions of the world around us as a mere illusion.

Piotr Paziński

Magazine / society
The Digital Precambrian
The Digital Precambrian
Magazine / society

More than half a century ago, PLATO became the world’s first computer system. But it soon ran into some problems that we still experience today...

Andrzej Kula

Magazine / society
Food Imperialism Is Alive in Africa
Food Imperialism Is Alive in Africa
Magazine / society

On the continent of Africa, the colonial economic arrangements never really ended. To discover this, you need look no further than the food on your plates.

Waithera Sebatindira

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media
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What Happened Before History? Human Origins
What Happened Before History? Human Origins
media / Video

Humans. We have been around for a while now. When we think about our past we think about ancient civilizations, the pyramids, stuff like that. But this is only a tiny, tiny part of our history.

media / Video
Professor Filutek, part 12
Professor Filutek, part 12
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The attic episode.

media / Video
Professor Filutek, part 19
Professor Filutek, part 19
media / Video

Hiding evidence.

media / Video
Professor Filutek, part 13
Professor Filutek, part 13
media / Video

The onion episode.

media / Video
Professor Filutek, part 27
Professor Filutek, part 27
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Professor Filutek and Filuś go mushroom hunting.

media / Photo
White Balance
White Balance
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“White Balance” by Witek Orski, seeks to expose, by way of the senses, that there is no such thing as a single shade of white, a single model that could be set in contrast to that which is considered by the majority as ‘the other’.

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Felix Culpa
Felix Culpa
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“Felix Culpa” is a series of personal collages by Jagoda Valkov. In her works, the artist combines photographs from her family archive and albums belonging to other members of the Families of Nazareth Movement (within which Valkov was raised) with contemporary symbolic graphics. Here we have processed memories of adolescence and 13 years of life within a religious organization.

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The aquarium
The aquarium
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Jean Gaumy, "The aquarium", 1987, New York City, Coney Island, USA

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From Eye to Bone
From Eye to Bone
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Bartosz Wajer’s works in the “From Eye to Bone” series are photographs from erotic portals that are rephotographed without the standard use of a lens. The artist instead employing the exposed matrix of a digital camera, a handheld lens, and manual manipulation. Utilizing the equipment against the rules of ‘proper’ photography seems to be a cognitively effective technique. By stripping erotic content of the conventions of titillating imagery, one discovers its comic and, at the same time, disturbing nature.

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WAHALA
WAHALA
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The work “WAHALA” addresses the problem of unbridled economic growth and the related ecological concerns. It asks what is driving the world and for how long.

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