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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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Reading
Reading
Reading / literature
Peter Mac Looks at the Luggage
Peter Mac Looks at the Luggage
Reading / literature

In this excerpt from Małgorzata Szejnert’s non-fiction book “Ellis Island: A People’s History”, the author recounts the peculiarities of the island’s multinational luggage room.

Małgorzata Szejnert

Reading / literature
The Dyatlov Pass Tragedy
The Dyatlov Pass Tragedy
Reading / literature

In this extract from Alice Lugen’s “The Dyatlov Pass Tragedy”, the author describes the events leading up to the trip during which a group of young hikers died in mysterious circumstances in Russia’s northern Urals.

Alice Lugen

Reading / literature
Boys
Boys
Reading / literature

In this extract from Artem Chekh’s book “Absolute Zero”, the author gives an account of his experiences as a soldier visiting a town in Eastern Ukraine affected by the war in Donbas.

Artem Chekh

Reading / literature
My Three Wishes
My Three Wishes
Reading / literature

In 1980, the Polish science-fiction writer Stanisław Lem was asked by a German publisher to list his three most personal wishes. He reveals them in this exclusive translation.

Stanisław Lem

Reading / literature
A Time Bomb Explodes
A Time Bomb Explodes
Reading / literature

In this extract from Mariusz Szczygieł’s “Not There”, the author visits The Dead People’s Shop in Budapest, Hungary, where he considers making a purchase.

Mariusz Szczygieł

Reading / literature
The Real James Bond
The Real James Bond
Reading / literature

In this extract from “The Birds They Sang”, Stanisław Łubieński explores the origins of James Bond’s name, which – surprisingly enough – was borrowed from an American ornithologist.

Stanisław Łubieński

Reading / literature
What Lies Under the Water?
What Lies Under the Water?
Reading / literature

In this unpublished extract from Katarzyna Boni’s “Ganbare! Workshop of Dying”, we join two men in Onagawa, Miyagi Prefecture on the day the 2011 earthquake and tsunami struck the town.

Katarzyna Boni

Reading / literature
Winter Camp
Winter Camp
Reading / literature

In this extract from Tania Skarynkina’s “A Large Czesław Miłosz With A Dash of Elvis Presley”, the writer remembers a childhood trip from Belarus to the Artek holiday camp in Crimea.

Tania Skarynkina

Reading / literature
Tell Them That We Are Starving
Tell Them That We Are Starving
Reading / literature

In this unpublished translation from Mirosław Wlekły’s “Gareth Jones: The Man Who Knew Too Much”, the journalist recounts his conservations with communists and peasants as he heads from Moscow to Soviet Ukraine.

Mirosław Wlekły

Reading / society
The Map of Violence Is Mutating
The Map of Violence Is Mutating
Reading / society

Óscar Martínez talks about criminal control of migration in Mexico, the realities of life in El Salvador, and why the subjects of reportage are its real heroes.

Aleksandra Lipczak

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