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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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62 results
Magazine
Magazine
Magazine / culture
The Fig Tree Remembers
The Fig Tree Remembers
Magazine / culture

In her latest book “The Island of Missing Trees”, novelist Elif Shafak gives voice to a fig tree, raising pertinent questions about borders and belonging.

Paulina Wilk

Magazine / society
How Arne Sowed the Seed
How Arne Sowed the Seed
Magazine / society

Almost half a century ago, the Norwegian philosopher Arne Næss created the concept of deep ecology. We still have much to learn from his principles today.

Andrzej Kula

Reading / society
Against Apocalypse
Reading / society

What does the word ‘apocalypse’ mean? And how can we understand it in the context of an Earth hurtling towards climate catastrophe?

Julia Fiedorczuk

Magazine / science
Life-Giving Dust
Life-Giving Dust
Magazine / science

Saharan dust is a phenomenon that starts in the desert and brings multiple benefits to oceans and plants across the whole of the globe.

Michał Brennek

Magazine / society
A Rubbish Island
A Rubbish Island
Magazine / society

Microplastics are almost imperceptible to the human eye. Yet their impact on the environment is shocking – as evidenced by the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

Piotr Żelazny

Magazine / society
Frankenstein, the Baroness, and the Climate Refugees of 1816
Frankenstein, the Baroness, and the Climate Refugees of 1816
Magazine / society

It is two hundred years since “The Year Without a Summer”, when a sun-obscuring ash cloud – ejected from one of the most powerful volcanic eruptions in recorded history – caused temperatures to plummet the world over.

Gillen D’Arcy Wood

Magazine / society
Ally Girls
Ally Girls
Magazine / society

Three teenage girls from the Indigenous communities of the Americas are raising environmental awareness all around the world.

Aleksandra Lipczak

Magazine / society
Demand Change!
Demand Change!
Magazine / society

Naomi Klein’s latest book “How to Change Everything” (co-written with Rebecca Stefoff) is an inspirational guide, sure to spur the youngest generation to environmental action.

Paulina Wilk

Magazine / society
A Time of Revolt
A Time of Revolt
Magazine / society

Israeli journalist Nadav Eyal – author of the book “Revolt: The Worldwide Uprising Against Globalization” – talks about the crisis of globalization and the ongoing revolt against it.

Paulina Wilk

Magazine / society
5 Big Predictions for 2021
5 Big Predictions for 2021
Magazine / society

A deeper appreciation for science and less unnecessary spending could be in our future.

Derek Beres

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media
media / Video
“It’s Okay to Panic” Documentary Soon Available Online
“It’s Okay to Panic” Documentary Soon Available Online
media / Video

“It’s Okay to Panic”, the new film by the creators of “Smog Wars”, will be released on 1st June 2020. The film’s production was supported by PRZEKRÓJ Foundation.

media / Audio
What Does the Amazon Rainforest Have to Say? ♫
What Does the Amazon Rainforest Have to Say? ♫
media / Audio

American acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton takes us on a sound trip to the first quiet park on Earth, where we can hear the gentle sounds of the Zabalo River, nestled deep in the Amazon rainforest.

Gordon Hempton

media / Video
Greta Thunberg: Let’s Use Nature to Fight Climate Change
Greta Thunberg: Let’s Use Nature to Fight Climate Change
media / Video

All around us are magic machines that suck carbon out of the air, cost very little and build themselves. Trees – in all their gorgeous variety and spectacular beauty – can make a massive difference to the world, if we accept one condition: we have to leave fossil fuels in the ground, where they belong.

media / Video
"Smog Wars"
"Smog Wars"
media / Video

Here is a documentary about Poland's smog problem and the country's efforts to tackle it, directed by Jonathan L. Ramsey and produced by Michał Konopa.

media / Video
A whale in Warsaw? Impossible! And yet here it is!
A whale in Warsaw? Impossible! And yet here it is!
media / Video

It was supposed to be a regular day for those living in the Polish capital, Warsaw. However, at dawn a whale appeared. Watch a trailer for a documentary about the events of that day. The online premiere of the film is on 11th December 2020.

media / Photo
Antarctica
Antarctica
media / Photo

There is a quiet space between the stimulus and the reaction. In this space, our greatest strength awaits: the power of choice.

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