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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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22 results
Magazine
Magazine
Magazine / society
Painted Dogs
Painted Dogs
Magazine / society

Man’s best friend has loyally accompanied us through the ages, as evidenced by their depiction in fine art. But what can such paintings tell us about the dog owners of yore?

Aleksandra Galewska

Magazine / science
To Be a Dolphin
To Be a Dolphin
Magazine / science

Dolphins are, by all accounts, awe-inspiring creatures. Perhaps they are even more intelligent than us human beings…

Mikołaj Golachowski

Magazine / science
Following the Example of Nature
Following the Example of Nature
Magazine / science

Sometimes, nature is simply ahead of us humans. We present six scientific developments that take their cue from plants and animals.

prof. Paweł Kafarski

Magazine / science
Antarctica, My Love
Antarctica, My Love
Magazine / science

Heaven is a place on Earth – it’s known as Antarctica, the freezing southern-most land where curiosity, cooperation and good will is in abundance between humans and animals.

Mikołaj Golachowski

Magazine / society
The Night of Inter-Species Love
The Night of Inter-Species Love
Magazine / society

According to Polish tradition, at the stroke of midnight on Christmas Eve, animals gain the ability to converse with us humans. Maybe if we make a vegan hot chocolate, they’ll be even more happy to talk…

Marta Dymek

Reading / literature
We’re All Going to Die
We’re All Going to Die
Reading / literature

A short story not only for children.

Łukasz Kaniewski

Reading / society
Can Cats and Dogs Ever Get Along?
Can Cats and Dogs Ever Get Along?
Reading / society

Contrary to stereotype, cats and dogs can live together in harmony – if you follow this dog trainer’s straightforward suggestions.

Aleksandra Galewska

Reading / society
I Lost a Friend
I Lost a Friend
Reading / society

Dogs are more than man’s best friend – they teach us something about each other, too. One of our authors laments a loss in this article from the 1960 edition of “Przekrój”.

Jan Stoberski

Reading / literature
Baltic Grey Seal, Lithuania, 2016
Baltic Grey Seal, Lithuania, 2016
Reading / literature

A poem by Scottish poet Gordon Meade from his Zoospeak series, which attempts to give voice to animals living in captivity.

Gordon Meade

Magazine / society
Domesticated by Cats
Domesticated by Cats
Magazine / society

After a long day at work, there’s nothing like stroking our furriest of friends for a spot of relaxation. And they’re well aware of it – domestic cats have evolved in a way that benefits us both.

Mikołaj Golachowski

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