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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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culture
240 results
240 results
Reading
Reading
Reading / culture
Nobody Home
Nobody Home
Reading / culture

In her latest book “The Next Great Migration”, American science journalist Sonia Shah presents an evidenced picture of how migration has always been with us – for the better.

Paulina Wilk

Reading / culture
Мастер Lem: How Stanisław Lem’s Sci-Fi Conquered the USSR
Мастер Lem: How Stanisław Lem’s Sci-Fi Conquered the USSR
Reading / culture

A scholar talks about why Polish science fiction writer Stanisław Lem was so well-received in the Soviet Union – and why he continues to be popular in Russia to this day.

Dariusz Kuźma

Reading / culture
Don’t Follow the Wind
Don’t Follow the Wind
Reading / culture

In Japan, the Fukushima exclusion zone is contaminated with nuclear radiation. It is also the site of an atypical art exhibition.

Stach Szabłowski

Reading / culture
Imagining a Future
Imagining a Future
Reading / culture

Annibale Siconolfi – the 3D artist known as Inward – talks about the inspirations behind his dystopian images, his life in Italy, and why NFTs have revolutionized the art world.

Dariusz Kuźma

Reading / culture
A Heat Storm Is Coming
A Heat Storm Is Coming
Reading / culture

In her debut novel “We Are All Birds of Uganda”, lawyer Hafsa Zayyan tells a nuanced story of memory and identity, representing the voice of Asian Africans in literature.

Paulina Wilk

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 / culture
With Seneca Among Children
With Seneca Among Children
Magazine / culture

The Roman philosopher, dramatist and statesman talks with a modern day Stoic about what we can learn from children and how Stoicism can guide us through the contemporary world.

Piotr Stankiewicz

Magazine / society
The Happy Minimalists
The Happy Minimalists
Magazine / society

The Pirahã people of the Amazon River basin live in the present. They also speak a unique language, which sparked a linguistic war with the likes of Noam Chomsky.

Maciej Świetlik

Magazine / culture
More Than a Thousand Words
More Than a Thousand Words
Magazine / culture

Isotype – the set of pictorial symbols developed by Otto and Marie Neurath – was an egalitarian project, aimed at developing a universal language for communicating social-scientific data.

Andrzej Kula

Magazine / culture
Superflat Depths
Superflat Depths
Magazine / culture

Superflat is a postmodern art movement, founded by the Japanese artist Takashi Murakami and influenced by popular culture, such as manga and anime.

Karol Sienkiewicz

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