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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 Voice of The Heart
The Voice of The Heart
Reading / science

The heart does more than just pump blood – this remarkable organ also affects our thinking, feelings, perception and identity.

Łukasz Kaniewski

Reading / culture
Imagining a Future
Imagining a Future
Reading / culture

Annibale Siconolfi – the 3D artist known as Inward – talks about the inspirations behind his dystopian images, his life in Italy, and why NFTs have revolutionized the art world.

Dariusz Kuźma

Magazine / culture
Painted Children
Painted Children
Magazine / culture

Throughout the history of art, children are rarely depicted affectionately in paintings. Rather, they represent the politics and society of their times.

Anna Arno

Magazine / culture
I Was a Little Unruly
I Was a Little Unruly
Magazine / culture

Kōji Kamoji was born in Japan, but shortly after graduating from art school he moved to Poland, where he has spent the rest of his life making paintings, drawings and installations.

Zbigniew Libera

Magazine / culture
The Body and Its Trace
The Body and Its Trace
Magazine / culture

The work of the Cuban-American performance artist Ana Mendiata still resonants today, more than three decades after her untimely death.

Marta Ziółek

Reading / society
A Warning
A Warning
Reading / society

10 years ago, the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami shook Japan. Katarzyna Boni revisits Fukushima Prefecture to see what has changed – physically and psychologically.

Katarzyna Boni

Reading / culture
An Old Writer Looks at the New World
An Old Writer Looks at the New World
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Kazuo Ishiguro, Nobel laureate in Literature, talks about his latest novel “Klara and the Sun”, and what advances in technology might mean for humanity.

Sylwia Stano

Reading / culture
Digital Paradise
Digital Paradise
Reading / culture

Photographer Wojtek Wieteska and curator Ania Diduch talk about their exhibition “Paradise 101” at the Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology in Kraków.

Joanna Kinowska

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 / culture
Love and the Muscle
Love and the Muscle
Magazine / culture

The heart is often depicted as two, joined symmetrical arches and associated with love. How did this develop throughout the history of art?

Grażyna Bastek

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Flowers and Enlightenment
Flowers and Enlightenment
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The first flower probably did not survive for long, and flowers must have remained rare and isolated phenomena. Nowadays they are omnipresent and delight even relatively insensitive humans. So what can we learn from flowers?

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The Beating of the Horned Heart ♫
The Beating of the Horned Heart ♫
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On the centenary of Poland’s independence, we take a closer look at the odd relationship Poles have with freedom. Here, we observe the artist Stanisław Szukalski as he goes searching for traces of ancient Poles on Easter Island.

Mikołaj Gliński

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The Door ♫
The Door ♫
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About 10 years ago, a door appeared behind the church’s side altar. We don’t know what happened behind that door, but we do know that it was life-changing. A short story set in the Polish countryside. Original publication by Magda Kiełbowicz.

Magda Kiełbowicz

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The Studio Was Her Entire World. The Late Fame of Geta Brătescu ♫
The Studio Was Her Entire World. The Late Fame of Geta Brătescu ♫
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Geta Brătescu is a Romanian artist who made a great impression on us during the last Venice Biennale. We tell the story of an exceptional figure, who became an international star only in her eighties.

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A Communist LSD Trip. The Story of Czechoslovak Acid ♫
A Communist LSD Trip. The Story of Czechoslovak Acid ♫
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In the 1960s, LSD was legally available across Czechoslovakia. A writer recounts the story of how a communist state became the leading manufacturer of a psychedelic drug. Original text written by Aleksander Kaczorowski. 

Aleksander Kaczorowski

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