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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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135 results
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Reading
Reading / culture
Gone, but not Dead
Gone, but not Dead
Reading / culture

On 14th October 2019, the illustrator, drawer and graphic artist Bohdan Butenko passed away. We remember this Master, who regularly contributed to our pages in his later years.

Joanna Domańska

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

Reading / culture
Why After All This One and Not the Rest?
Why After All This One and Not the Rest?
Reading / culture

Wisława Szymborska is mostly known across the world for her poetry. Yet the Nobel Prize winner had another talent up her sleeve - since the 1970s, she’d been making witty collages pasted to postcards.

Adam Zdrodowski

Reading / culture
A Short Essay About Mystery
A Short Essay About Mystery
Reading / culture

In 1989, a then obscure Polish director called Krzysztof Kieślowski made a 10-part series for Polish television. Today, “Dekalog” is still ranked as one of the best non-English television productions by IMDB. Why might this be?

Carmen Gray

Magazine / society
Four Short Meditations for the Autumn Weather
Four Short Meditations for the Autumn Weather
Magazine / society

A psychologist outlines four meditation exercises for the autumn months.

Julia E. Wahl

Reading / literature
Cycling Notebooks
Cycling Notebooks
Reading / literature

In 1939, the 26-year-old Pole Andrzej Bobkowski found himself stranded in France. He started to keep a diary of his everyday experiences as an outsider in an occupied country. We present a selection of entries covering a bicycle trip from southern France to Paris.

Andrzej Bobkowski

Reading / society
Finding Peace Through Yoga
Finding Peace Through Yoga
Reading / society

VEToga is a yoga programme developed specifically for war veterans. It was designed by Justin Blazejewski, who began to experience PTSD after 10 years of military service.

Jowita Kiwnik Pargana

Reading / society
Be Water: The Philosophy of Bruce Lee
Be Water: The Philosophy of Bruce Lee
Reading / society

Bruce Lee’s philosophy was borne primarily of Western sources, especially the American counterculture.

Tomasz Stawiszyński

Magazine / society
How Bruce Lee Reached Ten Million and Inner Harmony
How Bruce Lee Reached Ten Million and Inner Harmony
Magazine / society

On the 46th anniversary of his death, we consider the brief but remarkable life of Bruce Lee.

Piotr Żelazny

Reading / society
Aloha, Kaʻiulani!
Aloha, Kaʻiulani!
Reading / society

Princess Kaʻiulani was born in 1875 on Hawaii. Over just 23 years, the young royal saw and struggled against the American annexation of her Pacific island home.

Aleksandra Kozłowska

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