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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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398 results
398 results
Magazine
Magazine
Magazine / society
Not having children is another choice we should be discussing
Not having children is another choice we should be discussing
Magazine / society

In America, one in five women choose not to be mothers. Contrary to appearances, the reason for this decision is rarely egoism.

Derek Beres

Magazine / science
The whole-planet view
The whole-planet view
Magazine / science

Psychedelics offer a sense of expansive connectedness, just like astronauts have felt looking back to Earth from space.

Rosalind Watts, Sam Gandy & Alex Evans

Magazine / society
Black Cattle
Black Cattle
Magazine / society

For ages, the Galloway livestock were part of the landscape of South West Scotland. But there are fewer and fewer old herds. A text about love for cows, beef and nature.

Patrick Laurie

Magazine / culture
On Freedom
On Freedom
Magazine / culture

The right thing to do is to be so totally free from desire that you can choose, that you are always able to choose: to have or not to have. Then you are really free. A text by a guru from India.

Osho

Magazine / society
Our bodies are chronically in "threat mode"
Our bodies are chronically in "threat mode"
Magazine / society

Being kind to others positively impacts your physical and mental health, according to this groundbreaking research by Stanford professor Dr. James Doty.

Jaimee Bell

Reading / society
Pessimism Is Irresponsible
Pessimism Is Irresponsible
Reading / society

Anne Applebaum talks with Aleksandra Lipczak about being a ‘Polish mother’, and her fascination with Poland, politics and history.

Aleksandra Lipczak

Reading / culture
A Utopia in Pieces
A Utopia in Pieces
Reading / culture

If you travel around Ukraine today, you might come across some remnants of the one-time Soviet dream: elaborate mosaic art depicting idealized citizens of the USSR.

Tetiana Shataieva

Reading / science
The Rhythm of the Night
The Rhythm of the Night
Reading / science

Everyday stress and anxiety increasingly pervade our waking lives; at night-time, too, they can lead to sleeplessness. Can music help us tune out from insomnia?

Enis Yucekoralp

Reading / science
Earth Alienation
Earth Alienation
Reading / science

Earlier this year, Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched its first human passengers into space. What might an essay written by Hannah Arendt in the 1960s tell us about the commercialization of outer space?

Shoaib Shafi

Reading / science
A Marriage of Glaciers
A Marriage of Glaciers
Reading / science

In the high-altitude region of Gilgit-Baltistan in Pakistan, local villagers have devised a novel solution to water scarcity – grafting their own glaciers.

Klaudia Khan

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