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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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Alleyways of Trust
Alleyways of Trust
Magazine / society

The Syrian capital—built as a social network of streets and souks—was torn apart by the civil war. Yet slowly, the city is opening up once again.

Paulina Wilk

Magazine / society
A Timeless Bond
A Timeless Bond
Magazine / society

For those that enjoy a good relationship, the bond between grandparent and grandchild can change the way that they experience the passage of time.

Wojciech Bonowicz

Magazine / science
Eternal Youth
Eternal Youth
Magazine / science

Some animals grow old, slowly deteriorating physically and mentally, whereas others can seemingly regenerate their bodies time and time again.

Adam Zbyryt

Magazine / science
Wild Beauties
Wild Beauties
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Members of the Ursidae family can approach humans visiting national parks. The matter of how to maintain natural balance—and distance—is complex.

Anna Maziuk

Magazine / science
The Spirit of the Rainforest
The Spirit of the Rainforest
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The Kermode bear lives in a temperate rainforest on the Pacific coast of British Columbia and is a litmus test for the future of the entire ecosystem.

Kamila Kielar

Magazine / science
Full of Light
Full of Light
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White is a reflection of all the colors of the rainbow. This is probably why it is so difficult to find it in a perfect, unblemished form.

Szymon Drobniak

Magazine / culture
Splendor and Magic
Splendor and Magic
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From glass balls to ancient skulls, the transparent variety of the mineral quartz was for centuries believed to be imbued with mystical powers.

Tomasz Wichrowski

Magazine / culture
All in White
All in White
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White Tara is a mother deity who represents love and compassion—and can grant believers health and longevity.

Aleksandra Woźniak-Marchewka

Magazine / society
Well-Asked Questions
Well-Asked Questions
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Nobel Prize laureates Esther Duflo and Abhijit V. Banarjee suggest that in order to address pressing world issues such as poverty, scholars must steer clear of generalization.

Paulina Wilk

Magazine / culture
The Goatherd and the Cave
The Goatherd and the Cave
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In 1947, a trio of Bedouin shepherds came across a remarkable find near the Qumrān ruins in Palestine—or so the sensational story goes.

Aleksandra Woźniak-Marchewka

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