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Welcome to “Przekrój”!

In case you’re wondering where you are, and especially since you probably can’t pronounce the name of this website, here’s a little help—“Przekrój” (pronounced “p-SHEH-crooy”) is the oldest society and culture magazine in Poland, now available in English.

“Przekrój” Magazine brings English-speaking readers some of the best journalism from across Central and Eastern Europe, in the fields of wellbeing, art, literature, science, ecology, philosophy, psychology, and more. Take a break from the speed and intensity of the daily news and join us!

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The Revelations of Mr Rovelli
The Revelations of Mr Rovelli
Magazine / science

In explaining quantum mechanics, the physicist Carlo Rovelli tries to combine science with the everyday experience of the world.

Łukasz Kaniewski

Reading / science
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 / 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

Magazine / society
On Spiritual Care
On Spiritual Care
Magazine / society

In a society where the notion of care is abundant, we appear to be lacking figures that represent a kind of caring guardianship. Where can we find them?

Marcin Polak

Reading / culture
The Polish Road to Motorization
The Polish Road to Motorization
Reading / culture

In 1957, future sci-fi legend Stanisław Lem wrote for “Przekrój” about the role of cars and motorization in Polish society – and how it differed from the West.

Stanisław Lem

Magazine / culture
The Dreams of the Sleeping Knight
The Dreams of the Sleeping Knight
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The legend of the sleeping knight, who will one day awaken as a saviour, appears in various myths. How can we interpret it?

Monika Waraxa

Magazine / culture
Like Father, Like Son
Like Father, Like Son
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Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach lived mostly in the shadow of his father, Johann Sebastian. Yet his music still stands the test of time.

Marcin Masecki

Magazine / society
All the Deaths of Elisabeth
All the Deaths of Elisabeth
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The Swiss psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross was a pioneer in the study of dying and grief, paving the way for the hospice care movement.

Maria Hawranek

Magazine / science
The Anxious Heart
The Anxious Heart
Magazine / science

Cardiologist Sandeep Jauhar talks about how to live with a healthy heart, the importance of family doctors, and why his profession needs a new paradigm.

Maria Hawranek

Reading / society
Highway Daydreaming
Highway Daydreaming
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In testing times, perhaps the best remedy is to simply hit the road and drive into the unknown...

Aleksei Morozov

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