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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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54 results
Magazine
Magazine
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

Reading / society
Miłosz Artefact
Miłosz Artefact
Reading / society

Czesław Miłosz’s poem “And the City Stood in Its Brightness” deals with loss. It also allows us to reflect on solastalgia, or environmental grief.

Anna Mitchell

Reading / literature
To Everything, Tern Tern Tern
To Everything, Tern Tern Tern
Reading / literature

A short story set in 2040, when due to global warming Iceland’s climate becomes vastly colder and harsher. A biology teacher disappears during a school trip and her daughter starts to search for her.

Birna Anna Björnsdóttir

Magazine / science
Delighted Man
Delighted Man
Magazine / science

Nature conservation is not simply a matter of being conscious about the environment – it also raises metaphysical questions.

Michał Książek

Magazine / society
The Power of Narrative
The Power of Narrative
Magazine / society

Icelandic writer Andri Snær Magnason talks about how to write about climate change, the intersection of death and nature, and Iceland’s sacred cow.

Maria Hawranek

Magazine / society
Growth Is Killing Us
Growth Is Killing Us
Magazine / society

Economic anthropologist Jason Hickel talks about the pitfalls of growth, and how we can pursue an economic model that protects human wellbeing and the environment.

Paulina Wilk

Magazine / science
The Subterranean Brain of the Forest
The Subterranean Brain of the Forest
Magazine / science

The forest is full of life, not only in the green leaves that burst out of tree crowns, but also underground, where a dense collection of roots and fungi form a communication network.

Maria Hawranek

Reading / culture
Nature Is Not Nice
Nature Is Not Nice
Reading / culture

Writer and poet Andri Snær Magnason talks about Iceland’s sacred cows, the importance of his grandmother, and his latest book “On Time and Water”.

Aleksandra Lipczak

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

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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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