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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
5 Big Predictions for 2021
5 Big Predictions for 2021
Magazine / society

A deeper appreciation for science and less unnecessary spending could be in our future.

Derek Beres

Reading / society
Flight to Nowhere
Flight to Nowhere
Reading / society

After a year of the pandemic, how might we change our travel and tourism habits going forward? Is this even possible in the face of gentrification?

Mat Schulz

Reading / society
Touching, Seeing, Talking
Touching, Seeing, Talking
Reading / society

The pandemic has taken an especially heavy toll on those with mental health conditions. Is it possible to find a solution to isolation within the online sphere of the internet?

Agata Pyzik

Reading / society
Stay in and Play
Stay in and Play
Reading / society

The pandemic has been difficult for many, especially when marital problems arise. A writer retells the story of one of his friends.

Luka Kurjački

Reading / science
What Ended the Black Death, History's Worst Pandemic
What Ended the Black Death, History's Worst Pandemic
Reading / science

The bubonic plague ravaged the world for centuries, killing up to 200 million people.

Paul Ratner

Reading / society
Tall Dark Stranger
Tall Dark Stranger
Reading / society

As the pandemic continues, one of our contributors imagines a future in which social isolation, lockdown and climate change have all become the new normal.

Jan Pelczar

Reading / society
Feline Self-Care
Feline Self-Care
Reading / society

With the pandemic well underway, one of our readers has found – to her pleasant surprise – that her daily routine has adapted around that of her cat.

Klaudia Strzyżewska

Reading / society
I’d Love to Go Out on the Town
I’d Love to Go Out on the Town
Reading / society

One of the great losses of the pandemic is the social life of the city. Without other people to illuminate our daily existence, everything has ground to a halt.

Maciej Stroiński

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

Reading / society
A Mother in Lockdown
A Mother in Lockdown
Reading / society

During the pandemic, the experience of those with small children – especially mothers – has been a distinct and challenging one.

Paulina Małochleb

Reading / society
We’ll Always Have Ourselves
We’ll Always Have Ourselves
Reading / society

Given the year we’ve had, it’s easy to feel hopeless. Our writer – recovering from a certain illness – offers some positive reflections.

Paulina Wilk

Reading / society
Living Instead of Surviving
Living Instead of Surviving
Reading / society

The pandemic might feel like a time when we must do our best to survive. On the contrary, a focus on living might bring benefits to ourselves – and those around us.

Robert Rient

Magazine / society
Culinary Kindness
Culinary Kindness
Magazine / society

Amid lockdown and social isolation, our writer discovered that the kindness of others is still alive and well – especially in the kitchen.

Monika Kucia

Reading / society
From the Diary of a Misanthrope
From the Diary of a Misanthrope
Reading / society

We are currently living through strange times, to say the least. A misanthrope reflects on these times from behind her apartment window.

Joanna Wróbel

Reading / society
Never Stop Trying
Never Stop Trying
Reading / society

Post-break-up and amid a global pandemic, our writer decided to follow each and every piece of advice thrown at him to help him through uncertain times.

Miha Mazzini

Reading / society
A Tuscan Landscape
A Tuscan Landscape
Reading / society

Looking out from the shore of Italy, across the Mediterranean Sea, a writer reflects on how in a short space of time, so much has changed.

Reading / society
We’re No Longer There
We’re No Longer There
Reading / society

As travel has become more accessible, it has also become more trivialized; an act of event tourism. Will the pandemic change this?

Paulina Wilk

Reading / feuilleton
COVID-19 Has Transposed Us to the Future
Reading / feuilleton

What can the sudden, unexpected emergence of the coronavirus tell us about attitudes towards death and societal inclusion?

Miha Mazzini

Magazine / society
Concentration: Making Life Sacred
Concentration: Making Life Sacred
Magazine / society

A master yogi who was brought up in the West explains how to calm your mind and body in the times of the pandemic.

Marshall Govindan (Satchidananda)

Magazine / society
Everybody Knows
Everybody Knows
Magazine / society

In this edition of “Conversations from the Playground”, the discussion is a little different – owing to everybody knows what.

Ewa Pawlik

Magazine / society
Flying to Oz
Flying to Oz
Magazine / society

In a time of unpredictability, it might be best to meet the cyclone head on – and break out of the confines of the status quo.

Paulina Wilk

Magazine / society
A Time to Shed Our Scales
A Time to Shed Our Scales
Magazine / society

Father Maciej Zięba of the Polish Catholic Church talks about the difficulties of the pandemic, dealing with change, and his experiences in the Solidarity movement of the 1980s.

Kamil Bałuk

Magazine / science
Of Viruses and Men
Of Viruses and Men
Magazine / science

Our fearless biologist-reporter closes his eyes and wakes up to find himself summoned to the Virus Council – chaired by none other than the notorious SARS-CoV-2.

Tomasz Sitarz

Reading / society
My Visor
My Visor
Reading / society

Our in-house ‘coaching guru’ shares his wisdom – this week on the joyous benefits of wearing a visor during the pandemic.

Matthew Coachinger

Reading / society
People Are to Blame
People Are to Blame
Reading / society

9-year-old child Marianna talks about her two-week quarantine, teaching during the pandemic, and whose fault the virus is.

Berenika Steinberg

Reading / society
You Weren’t Standing Here, Sir!
You Weren’t Standing Here, Sir!
Reading / society

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought various changes to everyday life – for example, in our shopping practices. How do today’s supermarket queues compare to those under communism in Poland?

Natalia Domagała

Reading / society
The Pandemic’s Black Swan Song
The Pandemic’s Black Swan Song
Reading / society

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we keep hearing that we are living in the ‘new normal’. But how exactly have previous pandemics changed world history?

Adam Węgłowski

Reading / science
All Alone at the End of the World
All Alone at the End of the World
Reading / science

For those scientists and technical staff who work on the Antarctic – 1000 kilometres from the nearest shop and with challenging weather conditions – isolation at their research stations can be a testing experience.

Mikołaj Golachowski

Reading / society
Five Ways to Deal With Self-Isolation
Five Ways to Deal With Self-Isolation
Reading / society

Some practical advice on handling the pressures of self-isolation, social distancing and lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Robert Rient

Reading / society
The Anxiety Virus
The Anxiety Virus
Reading / society

Psychological coach and therapist Martyna Goryniak talks about what exactly anxiety is, why it can be harmful, and how we can try to mitigate it during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Robert Rient

Reading / society
The Post Corona World
The Post Corona World
Reading / society

A Backwards Corona Forecast: Or how we will be surprised when the crisis is „over“.

Matthias Horx

Reading / science
Nature’s Coronation
Nature’s Coronation
Reading / science

As humans disperse from urban areas as a result of COVID-19 restrictions, wildlife is returning to our cities. But to what extent is this true? And for whom is it beneficial?

Mikołaj Golachowski

Reading / culture
A Beast of a Board Game
A Beast of a Board Game
Reading / culture

If you’re self-isolating at home with your family or housemates during the pandemic, why not take on a truly co-operative and creative task: trying your hand at surviving on a deserted, dangerous island?

Dariusz Kuźma

Reading / feuilleton
Lessons in Coexistence
Reading / feuilleton

We are panicking a bit. But we are also genuinely concerned about a situation where a huge amount will depend upon whether we want to work together.

Julia Fiedorczuk

Reading / culture
A Book a Day Keeps the Doctor Away
A Book a Day Keeps the Doctor Away
Reading / culture

You are stuck at home. The potatoes, groats and onions are all bought. You have oceans of time, so… read! Here are 10 books to help you extract a little sense and joy from quarantine.

Paulina Wilk