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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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Culture in Crisis
Culture in Crisis
Reading / society

In times of crisis, painters and writers have channelled anxious expression through their art. What might this reveal about our present state of precarity?

Enis Yucekoralp

Reading / society
Animal Persons
Animal Persons
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Marta Bogdańska, creator of the “Shifters” art project, talks about the history of humans (mis)using animals in armed forces and intelligence agencies.

Berenika Steinberg

Magazine / society
The Radiance (and Gloom) of Yellow
The Radiance (and Gloom) of Yellow
Magazine / society

The colour yellow glimmers in the art of Giotto and Van Gogh, among others. Yet there is a more sinister story behind the pigment the painters used.

Szymon Drobniak

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Cosmic Matters (Spring 2022)
Cosmic Matters (Spring 2022)
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Our science editor delivers news from Earth and space, including the James Webb Space Telescope, the sun’s Nemesis, and the longest thunderbolt ever recorded.

Łukasz Kaniewski

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Crazy, Real, Supernatural!
Crazy, Real, Supernatural!
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In their games, explorations and art, the Surrealists embraced the land of imagination – and showed precisely why imagination is so powerful.

Agnieszka Taborska

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Anton Chekhov, “The Dependents”
Anton Chekhov, “The Dependents”
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“At that point the old man appropriately recalled that, in the preceding night, he had dreamed of a stove, and to dream of a stove is a sign of sorrow.” An excerpt from Anton Chekhov’s “The Dependents”, illustrated by Joanna Grochocka.

Joanna Grochocka

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I Create Everything Anew
I Create Everything Anew
Magazine / culture

The painter and theorist Wassily Kandinsky was a pioneer of abstraction in the West. His art was influenced by both expressionism and spirituality.

Małgorzata Czyńska

Reading / culture
Too Close to Midnight
Too Close to Midnight
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Israeli visual artist Yael Bartana talks about the prospect of women ruling the world, patriarchal norms, and her new film “Two Minutes to Midnight”.

Mateusz Demski

Magazine / culture
A Three-Dimensional Nothing
A Three-Dimensional Nothing
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In the 1960s and 1970s, the invention of holograms seemed to represent huge potential for the art world. Why did the use of this technique never catch on?

Stach Szabłowski

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Janusz Korczak, “How to Love a Child”
Janusz Korczak, “How to Love a Child”
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“A child breathes inner promise...” An excerpt from Janusz Korczak’s “How to Love a Child”, illustrated by Joanna Grochocka.

Joanna Grochocka

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Japanese Crossword
Japanese Crossword
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Which photographs deserve to be presented to the outside world and which should be left out? Is a positive always more important than a negative?

Ania Diduch & Wojtek Wieteska

media / Video
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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