Page 18FCEBD2B-4FEB-41E0-A69A-B0D02E5410AERectangle 52 Przejdź do treści

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!

Szukaj

17 results
Magazine
Magazine
Magazine / culture
Bushidō, or the Idealized Way
Bushidō, or the Idealized Way
Magazine / culture

The book “Bushido: The Soul of Japan” was a bestseller in the West. But what did its author – a Japanese economist, diplomat and politician – really know about the way of the samurai?

Piotr Żelazny

Magazine / culture
Life-Giving, Lethal, Prophetic
Life-Giving, Lethal, Prophetic
Magazine / culture

The mythologies and meanings of water across history and various cultures seem to share some similarities – from its life-giving properties to the flood myth.

Tomasz Wiśniewski

Reading / literature
And Now, a Legend...
And Now, a Legend...
Reading / literature

An old legend about a knight and a blacksmith, told as a short fairy tale by a much-loved Polish children’s author.

Marian Orłoń

Magazine / culture
The Dreams of the Sleeping Knight
The Dreams of the Sleeping Knight
Magazine / culture

The legend of the sleeping knight, who will one day awaken as a saviour, appears in various myths. How can we interpret it?

Monika Waraxa

Magazine / culture
Stairway to Heaven
Stairway to Heaven
Magazine / culture

Mountains hold a powerful place in the cultural imagination, not only as impressive feats of nature, but also as sacred, foundational sites.

Ewa Pluta

Magazine / science
Mythology and Mitochondria
Mythology and Mitochondria
Magazine / science

Oren Harman, author of “Evolution: Fifteen Myths That Explain Our World”, talks about Daedalus and Icarus, the power of myths, and the role of storytelling in science.

Tomasz Sitarz

Reading / society
The Great Austrian Myth
The Great Austrian Myth
Reading / society

Martin Pollack, the author of numerous books that deconstruct Austria’s dark history, talks about his family’s Nazi past, the German minority in Slovenia, and how history is repeating itself.

Łukasz Saturczak

Magazine / society
Walking for Water
Walking for Water
Magazine / society

According to some fairy-tales, wild springs can give us the water of life. Yet according to other folk legends, water sources can also take life away...

Renata Lis

Magazine / society
A Drinking Deer
A Drinking Deer
Magazine / society

From natural springs flow a sort of mysticism; a keen mixture of their purity and rumoured life-giving properties. Where do such tales come from?

Monika Kucia

Magazine / culture
Pure, Invincible, Magical
Pure, Invincible, Magical
Magazine / culture

The myths and history of the ancient Greeks and Romans reveal the ways in which they viewed the sun.

Paweł Janiszewski

Reading / society
The Ghosts of Warmia-Masuria
The Ghosts of Warmia-Masuria
Reading / society

Warmia-Masuria is the home of the Polish lake district and a popular holiday destination. Yet among its rivers and swamps – even in the houses of its locals – live all sorts of menacing creatures...

Marcel Kruger

Reading / culture
The Pious Bird
The Pious Bird
Reading / culture

The stork – with its long legs and white body – is recognizable to many people across the globe, owing to its migration between Europe and Africa. In Lithuania, it is more than just a national symbol.

Wailana Kalama

Magazine / society
Conceiving God
Conceiving God
Magazine / society

Countless deities exist across the various pantheons of human history; alongside those deities are written manifold origin stories. What might these mythologies tell us about how we view childhood?

Tomasz Wiśniewski

Magazine / culture
Birds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather
Magazine / culture

World mythology is full of fantastic winged creatures – some bringing terror, some bringing salvation, and some merely playing pranks.

Tomasz Wiśniewski

Magazine / society
The Dirty Dozen
The Dirty Dozen
Magazine / society

You never know when Lucifer might rear his evil head! Keep a look out with our pocket guide to malevolent beings from across the world.

Adam Węgłowski

Magazine / society
The Dragon over Warsaw
The Dragon over Warsaw
Magazine / society

In the 1640s, the Italian inventor Tito Livio Burattini moved to Poland, where he got to work on designing a dragon-shaped ornithopter. But did his early aircraft ever reach the skies?

Bartłomiej Kluska

Magazine / culture
An End That Marks a Beginning
An End That Marks a Beginning
Magazine / culture

The ouroboros, a serpent devouring its own tail, has been a symbol of cyclical renewal for thousands of years. A scholar presents its history across different cultures.

Paweł Janiszewski