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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 / society
Miłosz Artefact
Miłosz Artefact
Reading / society

Czesław Miłosz’s poem “And the City Stood in Its Brightness” deals with loss. It also allows us to reflect on solastalgia, or environmental grief.

Anna Mitchell

Reading / society
Growth in Isolation
Growth in Isolation
Reading / society

In the autumn, Sophie Perry moved to an environmentally-certified orchard in Michigan. There, she grew her own mushrooms, leading to positivity amid the pandemic.

Anna Mitchell

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

Reading / literature
The Solution
The Solution
Reading / literature

In a distant future, Candace Laguarde has run out of the pharmaceutic Femper. If she doesn’t get some more soon, who knows what will happen… A short story by an American author.

Mitchell Atkinson III

Reading / culture
Olga Tokarczuk’s Books in a Nutshell
Olga Tokarczuk’s Books in a Nutshell
Reading / culture

A brief summary for those of you who haven’t read the Nobel Prize in Literature 2018 winner’s books until the very end.

Grzegorz Uzdański

Magazine / society
The 666 Faces of the Beast
The 666 Faces of the Beast
Magazine / society

For people with hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia, the number 666 is more than just a superstition; it’s a shockingly omnipresent Satanic symbol...

Adam Węgłowski

Magazine / culture
Hot Hells, Cold Hells
Hot Hells, Cold Hells
Magazine / culture

Tomasz Wiśniewski presents an overview of the various Buddhist and Taoist afterlife offers for sinners.

Tomasz Wiśniewski

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