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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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Magazine
Magazine
Magazine / society
The Open Scissors Effect
The Open Scissors Effect
Magazine / society

Psychologist and psychotherapist Agnieszka Carrasco-Żylicz talks about the pressures that today’s youth are facing, and how this impacts their mental health.

Aleksandra Pezda

Magazine / society
The Happy Minimalists
The Happy Minimalists
Magazine / society

The Pirahã people of the Amazon River basin live in the present. They also speak a unique language, which sparked a linguistic war with the likes of Noam Chomsky.

Maciej Świetlik

Magazine / science
What Do You Really Believe?
What Do You Really Believe?
Magazine / science

Do we really believe the views we express? Are we always trying to establish the truth when we argue, or might there be other motives at work?

Keith Frankish

Magazine / culture
More Than a Thousand Words
More Than a Thousand Words
Magazine / culture

Isotype – the set of pictorial symbols developed by Otto and Marie Neurath – was an egalitarian project, aimed at developing a universal language for communicating social-scientific data.

Andrzej Kula

Magazine / science
Script Hunting
Script Hunting
Magazine / science

Neurolinguist Tomasz Bąk talks about the letters and symbols of various world alphabets, as well as how brain diseases can affect language.

Jan Pelczar

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

Reading / culture
An Army of Santas
An Army of Santas
Reading / culture

In December 1974, a troop of bearded men in red suits took to the streets of Copenhagen. What was their Christmas message?

Stach Szabłowski

Magazine / society
Oh, To Be a Jargonaut!
Oh, To Be a Jargonaut!
Magazine / society

The game of Ouscrapo is at once fun, in the spirit of cooperation, and full of the limitless poetic potential of language.

Maciej Świetlik

Reading / society
The Unhurried Chronicler of Souls
The Unhurried Chronicler of Souls
Reading / society

The work of Belarusian writer and Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich is characterized by her enduring patience and willingness to listen to people’s truths.

Paulina Wilk

Magazine / society
Youth? Enough!
Youth? Enough!
Magazine / society

The question of what ‘youth’ means is a tricky one. Not only is it uncomfortable for people of a certain age, but being young is an entirely relative concept.

Piotr Stankiewicz

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