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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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Magazine
Magazine
Magazine / society
Better Not to Talk About It
Better Not to Talk About It
Magazine / society

Elżbieta Jodłowska – an ethnologist and researcher of the culture of the Indigenous Andean Quechua people – talks about the bogeyman figure of the ‘pishtaco’ in the Andes.

Tomasz Pindel

Magazine / society
The Incanet
The Incanet
Magazine / society

The Qhapaq Ñan (or Royal Road) covers almost the entire Andean region. What was the purpose of this Inca network of roads, bridges and tunnels?

Marta Kania

Magazine / culture
The Pishtaco Emerges from the Andes
The Pishtaco Emerges from the Andes
Magazine / culture

The pishtaco – a seemingly mythical creature that lives among the Indigenous peoples of the Andes – has its origins in the real-life events of Spanish colonialism.

Tomasz Pindel

Magazine / society
Descendants of the Sun
Descendants of the Sun
Magazine / society

Inca customs around death and the afterlife not only involved mummification – they were also influenced by beliefs in the cult of the sun.

Tomasz Wiśniewski

Magazine / society
On the Holy Lake
On the Holy Lake
Magazine / society

Lake Titicaca sits in the Andes, on the border of Peru and Bolivia. What significance does it hold for the Indigenous people who live on the lake?

Maciej Wesołowski

Magazine / society
The Evolution of a Leader
The Evolution of a Leader
Magazine / society

Evo Morales rode a wave of popular support when he became the first Indigenous president of Bolivia in 2006. A decade later, his popularity is waning.

Maciej Wesołowski

Magazine / society
Socialism in Cusco?
Socialism in Cusco?
Magazine / society

The Incan Empire was driven by many surprising yet successful ideas – such as managing a powerful political entity without a market economy.

Scotty Hendricks

Magazine / society
Weather for Bogotá
Weather for Bogotá
Magazine / society

The capital of Colombia has seen a revolution across the past few decades, as everyday life has become increasingly better for its inhabitants. This peaceful change has been led by the city’s mayors.

Maciej Wesołowski

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