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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 / culture
Our Favourite Films by Female Directors from the ‘New East’
Our Favourite Films by Female Directors from the ‘New East’
Reading / culture

As we reach the end of the 2010s, “Przekrój” looks back on our favourites of the last decade. Here, we give a subjective overview of the best films directed by women from Central and Eastern Europe.

Agata Pyzik

Reading / society
Our Own Little Bubble
Our Own Little Bubble
Reading / society

In the third instalment of our ‘Eastern Blocks’ series, Damjan Dobrila, a life-long resident of Belgrade, remembers the community spirit of a childhood spent in the Serbian capital’s brutalist housing estates.

Damjan Dobrila

Reading / culture
Our Favourite Books in Translation from the ‘New East’
Our Favourite Books in Translation from the ‘New East’
Reading / culture

As we reach the end of the 2010s, “Przekrój” looks back on our favourites of the last decade. Here, we give a subjective overview of the best books in translation from Central and Eastern Europe.

Boyd Tonkin

Reading / society
One Happy Family
One Happy Family
Reading / society

In the second instalment of our ‘Eastern Blocks’ series, Tetiana Shataieva, a Ukrainian journalist who grew up on a housing estate in Dnipro, remembers how her neighbours always looked out for each other.

Tetiana Shataieva

Reading / society
2020: A Smog Odyssey
2020: A Smog Odyssey
Reading / society

Poland has the dirtiest air in the European Union; this problem is particularly prominent in Warsaw and Kraków. It is so bad, that even an American resident of the Polish capital has taken note…

Jonathan L. Ramsey

Reading / culture
Our Favourite Films from the ‘New East’
Our Favourite Films from the ‘New East’
Reading / culture

As we reach the end of the 2010s, “Przekrój” looks back on our favourites of the last decade. Here, we give a subjective overview of the best films from Central and Eastern Europe.

Carmen Gray

Reading / science
31st January 1863
31st January 1863
Reading / science

On this day in 1863, a certain French author published his first novel, about three Brits taking a balloon trip over Africa. Jules Verne’s debut was a hit, and guaranteed his legacy.

Adam Węgłowski

Reading / society
Borsch, Cabbage, and Fish
Borsch, Cabbage, and Fish
Reading / society

Growing up as a second-generation migrant entails finding one’s identity among mixed customs. This was especially the case for one daughter of Polish parents, who grew up celebrating Polish Christmas Eve (or Wigilia) in Australia.

Paulina Olszanka

Reading / culture
Our Man the Witcher
Our Man the Witcher
Reading / culture

The success of Andrzej Sapkowski’s “The Witcher” series might have blinded us to an important truth: at the very heart of the brand’s popularity lies nothing but excellent literature and the work of one talented man.

Tomasz Pindel

Reading / society
Like a Cow Chewing Grass
Like a Cow Chewing Grass
Reading / society

Negative thoughts tire us out psychologically. Sometimes they return again and again, like a boomerang, trapping our mind in a difficult cycle. What can we do with such thoughts?

Jowita Kiwnik Pargana

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