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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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101 results
Reading
Reading
Reading / literature
The Art of Translation with Sean Gasper Bye
The Art of Translation with Sean Gasper Bye
Reading / literature

Sean Gasper Bye speaks with Valdemar about the difficulties with Adam Mickiewicz, why sophistication is overrated, and his translation of Małgorzata Szejnert’s “Ellis Island: A People’s History”.

Ernest Valdemar

Magazine / science
Mythology and Mitochondria
Mythology and Mitochondria
Magazine / science

Oren Harman, author of “Evolution: Fifteen Myths That Explain Our World”, talks about Daedalus and Icarus, the power of myths, and the role of storytelling in science.

Tomasz Sitarz

Magazine / society
Maturity? A Tomato!
Maturity? A Tomato!
Magazine / society

In this edition of “Conversations from the Playground”, a panel of Poland’s youngest (and finest) intelligentsia are asked about what it means to be mature.

Ewa Pawlik

Reading / literature
The Art of Translation with Ewa Małachowska-Pasek and Megan Thomas
The Art of Translation with Ewa Małachowska-Pasek and Megan Thomas
Reading / literature

Ewa Małachowska-Pasek and Megan Thomas speak with Valdemar about humour in Polish literature, being a sniper team, and their translation of Tadeusz Dołęga-Mostowicz’s “The Career of Nicodemus Dyzma”.

Ernest Valdemar

Reading / culture
Together We Stand
Together We Stand
Reading / culture

Hungarian director Kristof Deák talks about his Academy Award-winning short film “Sing”, and how it speaks volumes about the world we live in today.

Dariusz Kuźma

Reading / society
Fragile Women
Fragile Women
Reading / society

Mathilda Gustavsson, author of “The Club”, talks about her journalistic work uncovering the Jean-Claude Arnault rape scandal at the heart of the Swedish Academy.

Paulina Małochleb

Reading / culture
Halik’s Many Faces
Halik’s Many Faces
Reading / culture

Marcin Borchardt, director of the documentary film “Tony Halik”, talks about myths and realities across the life of one of Poland’s most loved journalists.

Mateusz Demski

Reading / culture
Fluidity of Thought
Fluidity of Thought
Reading / culture

Thurston Moore talks about his latest album, the role of religion in his upbringing, and what artists can do in challenging times.

Adam Zdrodowski

Reading / society
The Great Austrian Myth
The Great Austrian Myth
Reading / society

Martin Pollack, the author of numerous books that deconstruct Austria’s dark history, talks about his family’s Nazi past, the German minority in Slovenia, and how history is repeating itself.

Łukasz Saturczak

Reading / culture
Societies Need More Time to Change
Societies Need More Time to Change
Reading / culture

Director Alexander Nanau talks about his whistleblowing documentary “Colectiv”, and how the tragedy it chronicles highlights the social and political turmoil in Romania and further afield.

Dariusz Kuźma

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