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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!

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Magazine / science
Cosmic Transmissions (Fall, 2022)
Cosmic Transmissions (Fall, 2022)
Magazine / science

Our quarterly communication of news from Earth and outer space, including a wimpy particle, attempts to contact aliens, and the truth about Jupiter’s shocking past.

Łukasz Kaniewski

Magazine / science
Cosmic Transmissions (Summer, 2022)
Cosmic Transmissions (Summer, 2022)
Magazine / science

Our quarterly communication of news from Earth and outer space, including a novel hypothesis about the death of the universe, a letter addressed to aliens, and the first interstellar meteorite.

Łukasz Kaniewski

Magazine / science
Cosmic Transmissions (Spring, 2022)
Cosmic Transmissions (Spring, 2022)
Magazine / science

Our science editor delivers news from Earth and space, including the James Webb Space Telescope, the sun’s Nemesis, and the longest thunderbolt ever recorded.

Łukasz Kaniewski

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 / science
Dark Matters of the Universe
Dark Matters of the Universe
Magazine / science

Much of the physical world is invisible to us – none more so than the concepts of dark companions, dark matter and dark energy in astronomy.

Piotr Stankiewicz

Magazine / science
Baby Earth, Infant Sun
Baby Earth, Infant Sun
Magazine / science

What analogies and metaphors might be useful in describing the processes of planets and stars in our solar system?

Łukasz Lamża

Magazine / science
There Will Be Life
There Will Be Life
Magazine / science

Astrobiologist Janusz Pętkowski talks about whether extra-terrestrial life might exist on the planet Venus.

Piotr Stankiewicz

Magazine / society
This Incredible Meditation Will Help Solve Your Existential Dread
This Incredible Meditation Will Help Solve Your Existential Dread
Magazine / society

Existential dread, meet astronomical wonder.

Scotty Hendricks

Magazine / science
The Very First Stars
The Very First Stars
Magazine / science

Our sun has been burning for 4.5 billion years, but it was not the first of its kind – those stars belong in a corner of the universe that spans 14 billion years.

Łukasz Kaniewski

Reading / science
Reaching Out to the Stars
Reaching Out to the Stars
Reading / science

In 1847, Maria Mitchell became the first American woman astronomer to discover a comet. Alongside her love for the stars, she was a passionate campaigner for gender equality in the sciences.

Julia Fiedorczuk

Magazine / society
The Memory of Pickled Beetroot Juice
The Memory of Pickled Beetroot Juice
Magazine / society

The act of inheriting recipes is tied intrinsically with culture. It occurs not simply through remembering a technique, but within an unspoken sensory and emotional realm.

Monika Kucia

Magazine / science
We Live Inside the Sun
We Live Inside the Sun
Magazine / science

Astronomer Paweł Preś talks about geomagnetic storms, drunk photons, and why the sun is much more powerful than we could ever imagine.

Jan Pelczar

Magazine / society
Foraging for Forgotten Foods
Foraging for Forgotten Foods
Magazine / society

Cultural historian Jarosław Dumanowski talks with Magdalena Kasprzyk-Chevriaux about maintaining nutritional knowledge and the importance of our culinary roots.

Jarosław Dumanowski, Magdalena Kasprzyk-Chevriaux

Magazine / society
An Archive of Taste
An Archive of Taste
Magazine / society

Food isn’t simply a gustatory experience. It can also evoke associations with people and places, taking us on an emotional trip down memory lane.

Monika Kucia

Magazine / science
Jocelyn and the Stars
Jocelyn and the Stars
Magazine / science

In 1967, Jocelyn Bell Burnell discovered pulsars. Seven years later, her supervisor was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics for this groundbreaking discovery, but Bell’s name was nowhere to be found. We tell her story.

Łukasz Kaniewski