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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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151 results
151 results
Reading
Reading
Reading / culture
Kind by Nature
Kind by Nature
Reading / culture

In his latest book “Humankind: A Hopeful History”, Dutch historian Rutger Bregman deconstructs the idea of humanity as inherently evil to paint a much more optimistic portrait of human nature.

Paulina Wilk

Reading / culture
The Shortest Short Stories
The Shortest Short Stories
Reading / culture

During a rainy July or a cold August, it’s a nice idea to read about holidays, mice, scarecrows, Wrocław and washing machines. A handful of the shortest short stories from the Everything’s Gonna Be Alright collective.

Everything's Gonna Be Alright

Magazine / society
A Drinking Deer
A Drinking Deer
Magazine / society

From natural springs flow a sort of mysticism; a keen mixture of their purity and rumoured life-giving properties. Where do such tales come from?

Monika Kucia

Magazine / culture
The Wild Wisła We Love!
The Wild Wisła We Love!
Magazine / culture

The artists Ewa Ciepielewska and Agnieszka Brzeżańska talk about their annual art residency FLOW, which is held on a boat that traverses the length of the Vistula River.

Karol Radziszewski

Magazine / culture
From the Desert to Museums
From the Desert to Museums
Magazine / culture

Long marginalized as ‘primitive art’, the art of the Aboriginal peoples of Australia is slowly but surely gaining global recognition.

Karol Sienkiewicz

Magazine / culture
Loss Is Such a Useless Word
Loss Is Such a Useless Word
Magazine / culture

American poet Forrest Gander talks about the climate, the role of poetry, and where we can find hope.

Julia Fiedorczuk

Magazine / culture
The King of Krakowskie Przedmieście
The King of Krakowskie Przedmieście
Magazine / culture

Andrzej Partum was an orphan and vagabond, a provocateur of the cultural establishment, and – to some people, at least – mentally ill. But he was above all an artist.

Zbigniew Libera

Magazine / culture
Hopepunk and Solarpunk
Hopepunk and Solarpunk
Magazine / culture

Alyssa Hull tries to find optimism in teaching cli-fi to terrified students.

Alyssa Hull

Reading / culture
From Mazovia to Hollywood
From Mazovia to Hollywood
Reading / culture

Polish film-maker Paweł Ferdek talks about his new documentary “Pollywood”, which tells the story of how a handful of Jews emigrated from Poland and went on to be major Hollywood players.

Dariusz Kuźma

Reading / culture
A Rightful Balance
A Rightful Balance
Reading / culture

Studio Ghibli – the Japanese animation film studio – may be known for its fluffy mascots such as Totoro, but beneath this cute veneer are a series of films with serious ecological concerns.

Serena Scateni

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