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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!

astronomy
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Reading
Reading
Reading / science
Reaching Out to the Stars
Reaching Out to the Stars
Reading / science

In 1847, Maria Mitchell became the first American woman astronomer to discover a comet. Alongside her love for the stars, she was a passionate campaigner for gender equality in the sciences.

Julia Fiedorczuk

Magazine / society
The Memory of Pickled Beetroot Juice
The Memory of Pickled Beetroot Juice
Magazine / society

The act of inheriting recipes is tied intrinsically with culture. It occurs not simply through remembering a technique, but within an unspoken sensory and emotional realm.

Monika Kucia

Magazine / science
We Live Inside the Sun
We Live Inside the Sun
Magazine / science

Astronomer Paweł Preś talks about geomagnetic storms, drunk photons, and why the sun is much more powerful than we could ever imagine.

Jan Pelczar

Magazine / society
Foraging for Forgotten Foods
Foraging for Forgotten Foods
Magazine / society

Cultural historian Jarosław Dumanowski talks with Magdalena Kasprzyk-Chevriaux about maintaining nutritional knowledge and the importance of our culinary roots.

Jarosław Dumanowski, Magdalena Kasprzyk-Chevriaux

Magazine / society
An Archive of Taste
An Archive of Taste
Magazine / society

Food isn’t simply a gustatory experience. It can also evoke associations with people and places, taking us on an emotional trip down memory lane.

Monika Kucia

Magazine / science
Jocelyn and the Stars
Jocelyn and the Stars
Magazine / science

In 1967, Jocelyn Bell Burnell discovered pulsars. Seven years later, her supervisor was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics for this groundbreaking discovery, but Bell’s name was nowhere to be found. We tell her story.

Łukasz Kaniewski

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