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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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31 results
Reading
Reading
Reading / culture
The “Unseen” Photography of Robert Frank
The “Unseen” Photography of Robert Frank
Reading / culture

Curator Martin Gasser talks about the death of his long-term collaborator Robert Frank, how he conceived his latest exhibition, and the value of ‘unseen’ photographs.

Ania Diduch i Wojtek Wieteska

Reading / literature
The Art of Translation with Ursula Phillips
The Art of Translation with Ursula Phillips
Reading / literature

Ursula Phillips speaks with Valdemar about being a Slavic librarian, the inherent compromises of translation, and wrestling with Adam Mickiewicz.

Ernest Valdemar

Reading / literature
The Art of Translation with Miroslaw Lipinski
The Art of Translation with Miroslaw Lipinski
Reading / literature

Miroslaw Lipinski speaks with Valdemar about his conversations with (the long-deceased) Grabiński, his love for trains, and returning as Tarzan in a future life.

Ernest Valdemar

Reading / culture
I Am Just the Monkey, Not the Organ Grinder
I Am Just the Monkey, Not the Organ Grinder
Reading / culture

“I am just the monkey, not the organ grinder. And I am one of very many monkeys, and a very small one at that,” says Antonia Lloyd-Jones (who has translated three novels by Olga Tokarczuk) when asked about the Nobel Prize in Literature 2018.

Mikołaj Gliński

Reading / culture
We Are All Parasites
We Are All Parasites
Reading / culture

Bong Joon-ho talks about inequality, violence and the family in his latest film, the Palme d’Or-winning black comedy “Parasite”.

Mateusz Demski

Reading / culture
Truth and Fictions
Truth and Fictions
Reading / culture

Agnieszka Holland talks about her new film “Mr. Jones”, and how we find ourselves at a timely moment for a story about a journalist uncovering brutal facts amid perfidious misdirection.

Mateusz Demski

Reading / culture
You’re Never Smarter Than Your Audience
You’re Never Smarter Than Your Audience
Reading / culture

Frank Spotnitz talks about the advent of Netflix, the golden age of television, and why he doesn’t like being called a ‘showrunner’.

Dariusz Kuźma

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

Magazine / society
In Hope of a Garden
In Hope of a Garden
Magazine / society

Gilles Clément talks about becoming a landscape designer, respecting and working with nature, and why the entire planet is one big garden.

Zygmunt Borawski

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

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