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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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Magazine
Magazine
Magazine / society
The Power of Narrative
The Power of Narrative
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

Magazine / society
No Bread, No Circuses
No Bread, No Circuses
Magazine / society

The pandemic has already delayed the 2020 Olympic Games. But sporting tournaments are already facing a larger issue: global warming.

Andrzej Kula

Magazine / society
The Lost Dream of the Future
The Lost Dream of the Future
Magazine / society

Clive Hamilton talks about the importance of preparing for a harsher future, the role of big businesses in climate change denial, and why we must abandon the idea of endless progress.

Agata Kasprolewicz

Reading / literature
raw material
raw material
Reading / literature

“I can’t teach you to tell polymer from mesoglea...” Marcin Orliński presents a piece by a Polish poet.

Anna Adamowicz

Reading / feuilleton
The Energy for Change
Reading / feuilleton

A young environmental activist outlines why climate is the pressing issue of his generation.

Jan Ciemniewski

Reading / feuilleton
The Girls with Pigtails
Reading / feuilleton

On 14th June 2019, 13-year-old Inga Zasowska started her climate strike outside the Polish parliament. It’s children like Inga and Greta Thunberg who can bring us hope – if only we would listen to them.

Paulina Wilk

Magazine / society
You’ll See When the Rain Comes
You’ll See When the Rain Comes
Magazine / society

The Nile river eventually flows into the Mediterranean Sea, but has more humble origins. One such source is the Blue Nile at Lake Tana in Ethiopia, where water can be in short supply for large parts of the year.

Paulina Wilk

Magazine / society
What Can Greta Do?
What Can Greta Do?
Magazine / society

Today, Greta Thunberg is an icon of the battle against global warming. The unassuming 16-year-old has brought impetus to a worldwide youth movement, but what comes next?

Paulina Wilk

Magazine / society
Teenagers to the Rescue
Teenagers to the Rescue
Magazine / society

Children are as inspired as ever these days, especially when it comes to environmental matters. We take a look at five remarkable green initiatives and inventions created by the youngest generation.

Joanna Nikodemska

Magazine / science
Annihilation from Underground
Annihilation from Underground
Magazine / science

In the age of the Anthropocene, it seems increasingly likely that human activities will damage the climate beyond repair. But nature still holds power. With the click of a finger, the eruption of a supervolcano could sharply end existence as we know it.

Andrzej Krajewski

Reading / society
Floating Homes
Floating Homes
Reading / society

Jakarta is the fastest sinking city in the world today. In the face of global warming, can humanity adapt to higher and higher sea water levels?

Łukasz Stępnik

Magazine / culture
The Man Who Tames the Elements
The Man Who Tames the Elements
Magazine / culture

Olafur Eliasson talks about recreating the sun, light in art, and engaging with the world beyond the gallery.

Jan Pelczar

Magazine / science
On Thin Ice
On Thin Ice
Magazine / science

In the Russian Far East, climate change is causing more and more permafrost to melt. The effects could be disastrous, and not only for Yakuts.

Michał Książek

Magazine / science
A Flip-Flop on Spitsbergen
A Flip-Flop on Spitsbergen
Magazine / science

One of the world’s greatest ecosystems is dying before our eyes due to global warming. Our polar correspondent recounts the tragedy of the Barents Sea.

Mikołaj Golachowski

Magazine / society
The Most Important Refrigerator in the World
The Most Important Refrigerator in the World
Magazine / society

The Global Seed Vault’s doors are closed for 350 days a year. And for good reasons too – it might just save humanity in the event of a mass disaster.

Zygmunt Borawski

Reading / society
Changing Climate Leaves Africa High and Dry
Changing Climate Leaves Africa High and Dry
Reading / society

Zimbabwe, a country whose economy is highly dependent on agriculture, has been deeply affected by climate change. Droughts and floods are more common whereas rainfall has become unpredictable.

Tawanda Majoni