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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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22 results
22 results
Magazine
Magazine
Magazine / society
A Time of Fragility
A Time of Fragility
Magazine / society

The time when girls become teenagers entails a period of rapid changes – both hormonal and societal. Yet it also reveals the incredible brightness of adolescence.

Kamila Dzika-Jurek

Magazine / society
Nature-deficit Disorder: What Kids Lose By Not Experiencing the Outdoors Enough
Nature-deficit Disorder: What Kids Lose By Not Experiencing the Outdoors Enough
Magazine / society

Research explains the positive impact and health benefits of children spending more time in nature.

Jaimee Bell

Reading / society
Learning to Swim
Learning to Swim
Reading / society

What can you learn, while learning to swim, that doesn’t have a whole lot to do with swimming?

Mikołaj Łoziński

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 / society
A Kibbutz on the Couch
A Kibbutz on the Couch
Magazine / society

Israeli therapist Shai Orr – author of the book “Miraculous Parenting” – talks about education, kibbutzim, and what it means to be successful.

Ewa Pawlik

Magazine / society
For a Child, Being Carefree Is Intrinsic to a Well-lived Life
For a Child, Being Carefree Is Intrinsic to a Well-lived Life
Magazine / society

Is being carefree a special good of childhood? Is it something that confers meaning on the life of a child, without doing the same for adults? Or do adults need to be more carefree, and so be more like children, in order for their lives to go well?

Luara Ferracioli

Magazine / society
To Be a Parent
To Be a Parent
Magazine / society

In this edition of “Conversations from the Playground”, two of Poland’s youngest talents talk about a topic that no child can escape: parenting.

Ewa Pawlik

Magazine / science
By the Age of 3, Children Appreciate Nature's Fractal Patterns
By the Age of 3, Children Appreciate Nature's Fractal Patterns
Magazine / science

Fractal patterns are noticed by people of all ages, even small children, and have significant calming effects.

Jaimee Bell

Reading / society
Next Stop: Maturity
Next Stop: Maturity
Reading / society

Maturity is a strange concept. When we are mature, we don’t feel it within ourselves – yet those younger than us most certainly do.

Mikołaj Łoziński

Reading / culture
Winter’s Work
Winter’s Work
Reading / culture

“Moominvalley in November” is the only book in Tove Jansson’s series to not feature the Moomins. Yet it is a beautiful examination of winter, light and darkness.

Kamila Dzika-Jurek

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