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Welcome to “Przekrój”!

In case you’re wondering where you are, and especially since you probably can’t pronounce the name of this website, here’s a little help—“Przekrój” (pronounced “p-SHEH-crooy”) is the oldest society and culture magazine in Poland, now available in English.

“Przekrój” Magazine brings English-speaking readers some of the best journalism from across Central and Eastern Europe, in the fields of wellbeing, art, literature, science, ecology, philosophy, psychology, and more. Take a break from the speed and intensity of the daily news and join us!

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Culture in Crisis
Culture in Crisis
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In times of crisis, painters and writers have channelled anxious expression through their art. What might this reveal about our present state of precarity?

Enis Yucekoralp

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Healing Exercises from Tibet
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Tsalung – a Tibetan yogic practice – combines both breathing and physical exercises to further support meditation and mindfulness.

Dominika Bok

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Inhuman Slaughter
Inhuman Slaughter
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History suggests that, in order to kill, people must reject their natural reflexes—often by taking on an animalistic identity.

Tomasz Wiśniewski

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Is War Natural?
Is War Natural?
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While some scholars suggest that war is an innate, biological phenomenon, others argue that it is rooted in social and cultural factors.

Tomasz Wiśniewski

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Animal Persons
Animal Persons
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Marta Bogdańska, creator of the “Shifters” art project, talks about the history of humans (mis)using animals in armed forces and intelligence agencies.

Berenika Steinberg

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The Most Famous Celts in the World
The Most Famous Celts in the World
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The French comic book series starring Asterix and Obelix is well-known across the world. What do these two Gallic villagers represent?

Maciej Świetlik

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All the Queen’s Agents
All the Queen’s Agents
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British soft power – as expressed through the likes of James Bond and the Queen – has led to the United Kingdom’s language and culture conquering the world.

Piotr Żelazny

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The Forest Broadcast
The Forest Broadcast
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Spring is the best season in which to hear the chorus of birdsong that emerges from nature – in forests, meadows and urban parks.

Adam Zbyryt

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A Note of Nature
A Note of Nature
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Musical compositions inspired by the sounds of nature can bring relief, while simultaneously raising awareness of issues related to climate change.

Wioleta Żochowska

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Beehive Medicine
Beehive Medicine
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Bees produce honey, wax, pollen and propolis, among others. Apitherapy shows us how to use these products to enrich our own health and wellbeing.

Dominika Bok

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