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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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Reading / culture
A Beach at the End of the World
A Beach at the End of the World
Reading / culture

This year’s Venice Biennale Golden Lion winner came from the Lithuanian pavilion. The piece in question – an opera-performance on an artificial beach – encapsulates all the empathy and emotion that each of us might feel towards a world on its way to disaster.

Kristina Sabaliauskaitė

Reading / culture
An Introduction to Anna Świrszczyńska’s Warsaw Uprising Poems
Reading / culture

Anna Świrszczyńska’s poetry undertakes a feminine revision of one of the most tragic events in Polish history, remaining timeless to this day.

Julia Fiedorczuk

Reading / culture
An Introduction to Charles Bernstein’s “The Darkness He Called Night”
An Introduction to Charles Bernstein’s “The Darkness He Called Night”
Reading / culture

Charles Bernstein’s poem “The Darkness He Called Night” is typically playful and ironic, as it toys with the literal and metaphorical meanings of darkness, light and virtue.

Julia Fiedorczuk

Reading / culture
The Bikini in Cinema
The Bikini in Cinema
Reading / culture

On its 73rd birthday, we celebrate the bikini’s most iconic appearances in Polish and international film.

Małgorzata Zacharska

Reading / culture
Kyotographie
Kyotographie
Reading / culture

Art historian Ania Diduch talks with photographer Wojtek Wieteska about erotic woodcuts, garden photography and a new kind of spatial thinking at the recent Kyotographie photography festival in Japan.

Ania Diduch i Wojtek Wieteska

Magazine / society
Emotional Illusions
Emotional Illusions
Magazine / society

Eva Illouz talks about the privatization of emotion, the mistakes of the contemporary Left, and the age of immunity to truth.

Tomasz Stawiszyński

Magazine / culture
Hot Hells, Cold Hells
Hot Hells, Cold Hells
Magazine / culture

Tomasz Wiśniewski presents an overview of the various Buddhist and Taoist afterlife offers for sinners.

Tomasz Wiśniewski

Magazine / culture
The Spa Town and the Summer Resort
The Spa Town and the Summer Resort
Magazine / culture

To the south-east of Warsaw lie two vacation towns: Otwock and Świder. Popular through the first half of the 20th century, both destinations have recently been enjoying a local revival.

Renata Senktas

Magazine / culture
The Mechanical Drummer
The Mechanical Drummer
Magazine / culture

Polyend began life in 2015 as a small, musical equipment start-up in northeastern Poland. By 2016, they’d already received an order from Aphex Twin for their digital drumming machine, Perc.

Kamil Bałuk

Magazine / culture
Language That Brings Freedom
Language That Brings Freedom
Magazine / culture

The writer Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o truly understood the power of language – not only as a British colonial tool, but also as his own means of critiquing the corrupt post-colonial elites of Kenya.

Agata Kasprolewicz

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