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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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The Creatives and Art of Poland’s Jewish Ghettoes
The Creatives and Art of Poland’s Jewish Ghettoes
Reading / culture

Occupied Poland’s Jewish Ghettoes were home to creatives – painters, writers, musicians and actors who continued to produce art in spite of their circumstances.

Sylwia Stano

Reading / culture
Мастер Lem: How Stanisław Lem’s Sci-Fi Conquered the USSR
Мастер Lem: How Stanisław Lem’s Sci-Fi Conquered the USSR
Reading / culture

A scholar talks about why Polish science fiction writer Stanisław Lem was so well-received in the Soviet Union – and why he continues to be popular in Russia to this day.

Dariusz Kuźma

Reading / society
Space Is Never Empty
Space Is Never Empty
Reading / society

The built environment – that which encompasses architecture – is rarely neutral. It intertwines with history and memory, as examples from France and Poland illustrate.

Natalia Domagała

Reading / literature
A Sunny Day
A Sunny Day
Reading / literature

In this short story from Paweł Huelle’s “Talita”, a Jewish man with a beautiful voice takes a walk along the riverside on a sunny day in Poland.

Paweł Huelle

Reading / literature
A Polish Tourist in the USSR
A Polish Tourist in the USSR
Reading / literature

In this extract from Juliusz Strachota’s “A Polish Tourist in the USSR” the protagonist makes his way to Crimea with the help of a childhood guide book.

Juliusz Strachota

Reading / literature
So Much Cash!
So Much Cash!
Reading / literature

In this excerpt from the first published translation of Tadeusz Dołęga-Mostowicz’s classic 1932 novel “The Career of Nicodemus Dyzma”, the titular protagonist is made an offer he can’t refuse...

Tadeusz Dołęga-Mostowicz

Reading / literature
The Art of Translation with Ewa Małachowska-Pasek and Megan Thomas
The Art of Translation with Ewa Małachowska-Pasek and Megan Thomas
Reading / literature

Ewa Małachowska-Pasek and Megan Thomas speak with Valdemar about humour in Polish literature, being a sniper team, and their translation of Tadeusz Dołęga-Mostowicz’s “The Career of Nicodemus Dyzma”.

Ernest Valdemar

Reading / culture
Halik’s Many Faces
Halik’s Many Faces
Reading / culture

Marcin Borchardt, director of the documentary film “Tony Halik”, talks about myths and realities across the life of one of Poland’s most loved journalists.

Mateusz Demski

Reading / society
The Queen of Backyard Games
The Queen of Backyard Games
Reading / society

What does it mean to be a witch in 21st-century Europe? Our new cross-border reportage tries to answer this question by looking for the granddaughters of the witches that Europe was never able to burn. The heroes of the final part include the Kraków-based artist and activist Cecylia Malik.

Ada Petriczko

Reading / society
A Toast to Tradition
A Toast to Tradition
Reading / society

The Polish wedding reception (or ‘wesele’) is a thing of legend that has to be experienced at least once in a lifetime. It’s also an evening of joy, full of the warmest Polish traditions.

Richard Greenhill

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