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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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19 results
Magazine
Magazine
Magazine / society
All That Green Stuff
All That Green Stuff
Magazine / society

Modern society is moving further and further away from greenery, with forests and parks obscured behind screens and windows.

Kamila Dzika-Jurek

Reading / society
I Don’t Believe in Blind Idealism
I Don’t Believe in Blind Idealism
Reading / society

Katarzyna Boni, author of the reportage “Auroville: The City Made of Dreams”, talks about the difficulties of establishing (and writing about) utopian societies.

Stasia Budzisz

Magazine / science
Electricity and Fear
Electricity and Fear
Magazine / science

After the disasters at Chernobyl and Fukushima, mention of nuclear power plants is met with strong public trepidation. But, in the face of climate catastrophe, might this be our most feasible energy source?

Andrzej Krajewski

Magazine / science
The Limits of Clean Energy
The Limits of Clean Energy
Magazine / science

If the world isn’t careful, renewable energy could become as destructive as fossil fuels.

Jason Hickel

Reading / society
Minsk’s Dirty Secret
Minsk’s Dirty Secret
Reading / society

Minsk, the capital of Belarus, is ranked among the top three cleanest cities worldwide. On the surface, this is certainly true. But is this a good thing? And what happens when we peek underneath its shiny veneer?

Hanna Liubakova

Magazine / culture
Against Sincerity
Against Sincerity
Magazine / culture

We, in the contemporary West, have a tendency to elevate sincere and authentic behaviour. Might we be happier engaging instead with ritual in the public sphere, and keeping our uncertain inner worlds to ourselves?

Agata Sikora

Magazine / society
Endless Cities
Endless Cities
Magazine / society

Cities are growing at an incredible rate, forming more and more clusters and conurbations. This, however, might not be such a bad thing.

Paulina Wilk

Magazine / science
Challenging Cities
Challenging Cities
Magazine / science

Utopian visions of future cities are often bold and exciting, yet for various reasons, these ambitious designs rarely realize their full potential.

Paulina Wilk

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