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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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43 results
Magazine
Magazine
Magazine / science
Non-Human Admiration
Non-Human Admiration
Magazine / science

The natural world is full of beauty, so why do we assume that only humans can perceive it? Perhaps animals are capable of delight, too?

Mikołaj Golachowski

Magazine / science
Nature’s Healers
Nature’s Healers
Magazine / science

Zoopharmacognosy – the self-medicating behaviour of animals – can teach us humans much about how to live in tandem with nature.

Szymon Drobniak

Magazine / science
The Giants of the Ice Realm
The Giants of the Ice Realm
Magazine / science

Mikołaj Golachowski

Magazine / science
Trees Die Twice
Trees Die Twice
Magazine / science

Trees not only live much longer than humans and other animals – they also die differently, piece-by-piece, in a carefully-planned process.

Szymon Drobniak

Magazine / science
Metaphors of Nature
Metaphors of Nature
Magazine / science

If only we humans would stop for a moment and observe the world around us, we might discover that there are other modes of cognition, just as fascinating as ours.

Julia Fiedorczuk

Magazine / science
Fledging Pains
Fledging Pains
Magazine / science

Just like among humans, parenting exists in the animal kingdom, too. Whether it constitutes purposeful teaching is still under debate.

Mikołaj Golachowski

Magazine / science
Made for Walking?
Made for Walking?
Magazine / science

The story of land vertebrates begins around 400 million years ago. But was the evolution of fins and then legs really such a great idea?

Mikołaj Golachowski

Magazine / science
Earthworms on the Piano
Earthworms on the Piano
Magazine / science

Cultural scientist and philosopher Justyna Schollenberger explains what Charles Darwin taught us about empathy, cooperation and animals.

Aleksandra Gosk & Tomasz Sitarz

Reading / science
The Birds and the Bees
The Birds and the Bees
Reading / science

Orgies, love triangles, necrophilia – nature’s amorous repertoire is just a debauched as that of humans, and in some cases even more so.

Mikołaj Golachowski

Reading / science
We Could All Use an Octopus Teacher
We Could All Use an Octopus Teacher
Reading / science

In light of Netflix’s “My Octopus Teacher” winning the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature, a biologist writes about just how clever cephalopods really are.

Mikołaj Golachowski

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