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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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24 results
Magazine
Magazine
Magazine / culture
A Very Bushy Tale
A Very Bushy Tale
Magazine / culture

Shapeshifting trickster foxes are part of Chinese and Japanese folklore. Often portrayed as women, their mythological presence reveals social attitudes and anxieties.

Maciej Świetlik

Magazine / society
Roots, Japanese-Style
Roots, Japanese-Style
Magazine / society

Burdock root appears to be ordinary, but – as the cuisine of Japan, China and Korea attests – it can easily be transformed into something quite delightful.

Łukasz Łuczaj

Reading / culture
Reality Is Much Scarier than My Films
Reality Is Much Scarier than My Films
Reading / culture

Japanese director Sion Sono talks about the importance of humour in his films, the realities of cruelty and suffering, and what he is afraid of.

Sylwia Niemczyk

Magazine / society
Bravo, Okinawa!
Bravo, Okinawa!
Magazine / society

The inhabitants of the Japanese island Okinawa famously live long, satisfied lives. What is the secret to their success?

Aleksandra Reszelska

Magazine / society
If There Was No Tomorrow
If There Was No Tomorrow
Magazine / society

Faced with a stagnant economy and a demographic crisis, Japanese youth prefer not to think about the future. Instead, they live day-by-day.

Paulina Wilk

Magazine / culture
Superflat Depths
Superflat Depths
Magazine / culture

Superflat is a postmodern art movement, founded by the Japanese artist Takashi Murakami and influenced by popular culture, such as manga and anime.

Karol Sienkiewicz

Magazine / culture
Bushidō, or the Idealized Way
Bushidō, or the Idealized Way
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The book “Bushido: The Soul of Japan” was a bestseller in the West. But what did its author – a Japanese economist, diplomat and politician – really know about the way of the samurai?

Piotr Żelazny

Magazine / culture
Ten Bulls
Ten Bulls
Magazine / culture

Here is an old tale that is part of the Zen tradition. The parable became extremely popular in Japan, from where it reached the West in the 20th century.

Kuòān Shīyuăn

Magazine / culture
I Was a Little Unruly
I Was a Little Unruly
Magazine / culture

Kōji Kamoji was born in Japan, but shortly after graduating from art school he moved to Poland, where he has spent the rest of his life making paintings, drawings and installations.

Zbigniew Libera

Reading / society
A Warning
A Warning
Reading / society

10 years ago, the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami shook Japan. Katarzyna Boni revisits Fukushima Prefecture to see what has changed – physically and psychologically.

Katarzyna Boni

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