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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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Magazine
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Magazine / society
A $400,000 Punt
A $400,000 Punt
Magazine / society

Anthony Curcio – a one-time American football team captain – planned an almost-perfect bank heist for $400,000. In many ways, he was lucky that his plan was foiled.

Wojtek Antonów

Magazine / society
A Murderer in Morpheus’s Embrace
A Murderer in Morpheus’s Embrace
Magazine / society

Sleepwalking affects a fraction of the population; an even smaller fraction of sleepwalkers commit murder while asleep. Yet this doesn’t mean that they’re guilty of a crime.

Marcin Kozłowski

Magazine / culture
Who Made Me Ill?!
Who Made Me Ill?!
Magazine / culture

Commissioner Maciejewski returns, this time for a criminal mystery involving the matter of an unexpected infection...

Marcin Wroński

Magazine / culture
Are You a Criminal?
Are You a Criminal?
Magazine / culture

Answer the questions and find out about your relationship with Themis.

Przekrój

Reading / culture
The Best Routine Is no Routine
The Best Routine Is no Routine
Reading / culture

Harlan Coben talks about writing crime during the pandemic, the global reach of Netflix, and the Polish-language adaptation of his novel “The Woods”.

Jan Pelczar

Reading / literature
A Fragile Autumn and Restless Hummingbirds
A Fragile Autumn and Restless Hummingbirds
Reading / literature

In this excerpt from Czech writer Radka Denemarková’s novel “A Contribution to the History of Joy”, we join a policeman as he investigates the scene of the death of a wealthy businessman in Prague. The facts suggest a suicide, but not all is as it seems...

Radka Denemarková

Magazine / society
A Hockey Player? You Can Take That to the Bank
A Hockey Player? You Can Take That to the Bank
Magazine / society

Throughout the 1990s, Budapest experienced a wave of armed robberies perpetrated by the so-called Whisky Robber. The man in question – a hockey goalkeeper named Attila Ambrus – became a national hero.

Wojtek Antonów

Reading / literature
Mrs Mohr Goes Missing
Mrs Mohr Goes Missing
Reading / literature

A corpse has been discovered at a retirement home run by nuns, but Zofia is not convinced that the death was entirely natural... Antonia Lloyd-Jones translates an excerpt from the first novel in a period crime series featuring Zofia Turbotyńska.

Maryla Szymiczkowa

Magazine / culture
Trouble Suited Her
Trouble Suited Her
Magazine / culture

Upon arriving at the Europejski Hotel, Lieutenant Maciejewski is faced with a mystery involving forgotten state documents and the charms of a certain lady. A short crime story.

Marcin Wroński

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