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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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13 results
Magazine
Magazine
Magazine / society
Emotional Illusions
Emotional Illusions
Magazine / society

Eva Illouz talks about the privatization of emotion, the mistakes of the contemporary Left, and the age of immunity to truth.

Tomasz Stawiszyński

Reading / literature
The Art of Translation with Antonia Lloyd-Jones
The Art of Translation with Antonia Lloyd-Jones
Reading / literature

Antonia Lloyd-Jones speaks with Valdemar about grisly murders, the elegance of Polish, and the lanky ghost of Józef Czapski.

Ernest Valdemar

Reading / society
Am ‘I’ Really ‘Me’?
Am ‘I’ Really ‘Me’?
Reading / society

Bruce Hood talks about our inclination towards the supernatural, the illusion of free will, and his collection of horror and sci-fi memorabilia.

Tomasz Stawiszyński

Reading / culture
A Cinema of Frustration in Impatient Times
A Cinema of Frustration in Impatient Times
Reading / culture

László Nemes talks about his latest film “Sunset”, directing a slower-paced cinema, and his domestic freedom as a Hungarian filmmaker.

Magdalena Maksimiuk

Magazine / society
The Ways of Kriya Yoga
The Ways of Kriya Yoga
Magazine / society

Marshall Govindan talks about self-realization, Salvador Dali, and visiting an Arabian horse farm in communist Poland.

Tomasz Niewiadomski

Magazine / society
Foraging for Forgotten Foods
Foraging for Forgotten Foods
Magazine / society

Cultural historian Jarosław Dumanowski talks with Magdalena Kasprzyk-Chevriaux about maintaining nutritional knowledge and the importance of our culinary roots.

Jarosław Dumanowski, Magdalena Kasprzyk-Chevriaux

Magazine / culture
Less Is Not More, Less Is Enough
Less Is Not More, Less Is Enough
Magazine / culture

Pier Vittorio Aureli talks about architecture, asceticism, and the lubricating properties of contemporary minimalism.

Zygmunt Borawski

Magazine / society
The Speedy and the Sneaky
The Speedy and the Sneaky
Magazine / society

Bartosz Molik, a coach of the Polish wheelchair basketball team, talks about doping at the Paralympic Games.

Andrzej Kula

Magazine / science
Mothers of Kings
Mothers of Kings
Magazine / science

Magdalena Braum, a primatologist and veterinarian in the Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania, talks about how chimpanzees discovered politics long before humans.

Agnieszka Wójcińska

Magazine / culture
Looking Through the Language Lens
Looking Through the Language Lens
Magazine / culture

Polyglot Ireneusz Kania talks about teaching himself 20 languages, reading original Buddhist texts, and why he dislikes English.

Łukasz Kaniewski, Tomasz Stawiszyński

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