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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!

Szukaj

interview
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60 results
Reading
Reading
Reading / culture
The Power of Literature
The Power of Literature
Reading / culture

Radka Denemarková talks about feminism, exclusion, and the role of women in her novels “A Contribution to the History of Joy” and “Kobold”.

Anita Musioł

Reading / society
Meditation During Quarantine
Meditation During Quarantine
Reading / society

The director of the Polish Mindfulness Association talks about feelings of helplessness and fear during the current health epidemic, and how meditation might provide some respite.

Berenika Steinberg

Reading / literature
The Art of Translation with Jim Dingley
The Art of Translation with Jim Dingley
Reading / literature

Jim Dingley speaks with Valdemar about his favourite contemporary Belarusian authors, wrestling (with words), and his latest translation of Tania Skarynkina’s “A Large Czesław Miłosz With a Dash of Elvis Presley”.

Ernest Valdemar

Reading / culture
Looking for Closure
Looking for Closure
Reading / culture

Russian filmmaker Masha Osipova talks about health in the Soviet era, confronting memories of the past, and her new short documentary film “Sanatorium”.

Dariusz Kuźma

Reading / science
An Archaeologist and a Citizen
An Archaeologist and a Citizen
Reading / science

Iranian archaeologist and academic Leila Papoli-Yazdi talks about being a female archaeologist in Iran, the history of Polish refugees in Persia, and learning about taboo sexualities by excavating ruins.

Aleksandra Lipczak

Reading / culture
Ideas from the Void
Ideas from the Void
Reading / culture

On the eve of receiving her award from the Society of Illustrators, regular “Przekrój” illustrator Joanna Grochocka talks about the glory days of Polish illustration, what inspires her, and how she finds an original language for her art.

Przekrój

Reading / culture
Half For Me, Half For You
Half For Me, Half For You
Reading / culture

Cinematographers Fejmi Daut and Samir Ljuma talk about "Honeyland", the beekeeping documentary they shot in North Macedonia, and which is hotly-tipped for Oscar success later this year.

Dariusz Kuźma

Reading / literature
The Art of Translation with Jennifer Croft
The Art of Translation with Jennifer Croft
Reading / literature

Jennifer Croft speaks with Valdemar about dancing, her upcoming translation of Olga Tokarczuk’s “Books of Jacob”, and Wioletta Greg’s ability to make poetry out of everyday life.

Ernest Valdemar

Reading / literature
The Art of Translation with Anna Zaranko
The Art of Translation with Anna Zaranko
Reading / literature

Anna Zaranko speaks with Valdemar about the prescience of Kornel Filipowicz, her upcoming project, and when translation becomes like trying to solve a Rubik’s Cube.

Ernest Valdemar

Magazine / society
Thought Took Wing from the Body
Thought Took Wing from the Body
Magazine / society

Psychologist Bartłomiej Dobroczyński talks about the limits of thinking, how we might think less, and why thinking is analogous to sex.

Katarzyna Sroczyńska

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