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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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173 results
Magazine
Magazine
Magazine / society
The Language of the Gods
The Language of the Gods
Magazine / society

It is one of the world’s oldest languages and belongs to the Indo-European family, meaning that Sanskrit is still alive and well today—at home and abroad.

Agnieszka Rostkowska

Magazine / society
Shake It Off
Shake It Off
Magazine / society

Krzysztof Karauda—a trainee Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE) trainer—explains how the body uses movement to release tension after stressful experiences.

Maria Hawranek

Magazine / science
The Power of Moxa
The Power of Moxa
Magazine / science

In parts of East Asia, dried mugwort leaves are burned by folk doctors to prevent the sorts of illnesses that can arise in the winter months.

Agnieszka Rostkowska

Magazine / society
The Many Faces of Decency
The Many Faces of Decency
Magazine / society

Professor of Ethics Paweł Łuków talks about moral norms, what it means to be decent, and how we can relate this to our own behaviour and that of others.

Paulina Wilk

Magazine / culture
Nature’s Melodies Are Disappearing
Nature’s Melodies Are Disappearing
Magazine / culture

Musician Marcin Dymiter discusses his field recordings of the natural world and the importance of getting away from human-made sound.

Aleksandra Kozłowska

Reading / society
A Dip in the Ice Feels Rather Nice
A Dip in the Ice Feels Rather Nice
Reading / society

Andrzej Hrycaj, a cold water swimming instructor specializing in the Wim Hof Method, explains what we can gain from taking an ice cold dip.

Maria Hawranek

Reading / science
Feathered Flirts, Avian Advances
Feathered Flirts, Avian Advances
Reading / science

Author and naturalist Jacek Karczewski talks about the sexual habits of birds, their symbolism in Europe, and why we must strive to describe animals in empathetic terms.

Stasia Budzisz

Reading / science
Partial Recall
Partial Recall
Reading / science

An expert in neuroscience talks about what memory is, whether we can train it, and if we might be able to read other people’s thoughts in the future.

Aleksandra Pezda

Magazine / science
Faith in Imagination
Faith in Imagination
Magazine / science

Scientist and priest Michał Heller talks about the steam engine, theology, and physical problems with materialism.

Wojciech Bonowicz

Magazine / society
Turn Off Your Autopilot
Turn Off Your Autopilot
Magazine / society

Psychotherapist Paweł Malinowski talks about good and bad habits, as well as how to give them up or shape them.

Maria Hawranek

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