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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 / culture
The Golden Age of Silver
The Golden Age of Silver
Reading / culture

The Georgian era in Britain was a time of opulence. What jewellery trends emerged during this period of middle- and upper-class wealth?

Tomasz Wichrowski

Magazine / science
The Poles from the Scottish Café
The Poles from the Scottish Café
Magazine / science

The Lwów School of Mathematics comprised some of the most brilliant mathematical minds – the problems they posited still inspire the latest maths theories.

Marek Górlikowski

Magazine / culture
A Three-Dimensional Nothing
A Three-Dimensional Nothing
Magazine / culture

In the 1960s and 1970s, the invention of holograms seemed to represent huge potential for the art world. Why did the use of this technique never catch on?

Stach Szabłowski

Magazine / science
We’re Living in a Cosmic Dream
We’re Living in a Cosmic Dream
Magazine / science

According to a recent theory in quantum mechanics, the universe is one big simulation – just like in “The Matrix”. Will you take the red or blue pill?

Paul Ratner

Magazine / society
An Open Home, A Wandering Home
An Open Home, A Wandering Home
Magazine / society

A home is not simply a place of residence; it is part of one’s identity. What does the concept of home mean for those living in poverty?

Paulina Wilk

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 / culture
Lematrix
Lematrix
Magazine / culture

The books of science fiction writer Stanisław Lem contain interesting – if disturbing – visions of the world around us as a mere illusion.

Piotr Paziński

Magazine / society
The Digital Precambrian
The Digital Precambrian
Magazine / society

More than half a century ago, PLATO became the world’s first computer system. But it soon ran into some problems that we still experience today...

Andrzej Kula

Magazine / society
Food Imperialism Is Alive in Africa
Food Imperialism Is Alive in Africa
Magazine / society

On the continent of Africa, the colonial economic arrangements never really ended. To discover this, you need look no further than the food on your plates.

Waithera Sebatindira

Magazine / science
Metaphors of Nature
Metaphors of Nature
Magazine / science

If only we humans would stop for a moment and observe the world around us, we might discover that there are other modes of cognition, just as fascinating as ours.

Julia Fiedorczuk

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