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Welcome to “Przekrój”!

In case you’re wondering where you are, and especially since you probably can’t pronounce the name of this website, here’s a little help—“Przekrój” (pronounced “p-SHEH-crooy”) is the oldest society and culture magazine in Poland, now available in English.

“Przekrój” Magazine brings English-speaking readers some of the best journalism from across Central and Eastern Europe, in the fields of wellbeing, art, literature, science, ecology, philosophy, psychology, and more. Take a break from the speed and intensity of the daily news and join us!

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312 results
312 results
Reading
Reading
Reading / society
Culture in Crisis
Culture in Crisis
Reading / society

In times of crisis, painters and writers have channelled anxious expression through their art. What might this reveal about our present state of precarity?

Enis Yucekoralp

Magazine / culture
The Most Famous Celts in the World
The Most Famous Celts in the World
Magazine / culture

The French comic book series starring Asterix and Obelix is well-known across the world. What do these two Gallic villagers represent?

Maciej Świetlik

Magazine / society
All the Queen’s Agents
All the Queen’s Agents
Magazine / society

British soft power – as expressed through the likes of James Bond and the Queen – has led to the United Kingdom’s language and culture conquering the world.

Piotr Żelazny

Magazine / culture
A Note of Nature
A Note of Nature
Magazine / culture

Musical compositions inspired by the sounds of nature can bring relief, while simultaneously raising awareness of issues related to climate change.

Wioleta Żochowska

Magazine / culture
The Queen’s Lily
The Queen’s Lily
Magazine / culture

In the 19th century, the giant lily was brought from Guyana to Victorian Britain. There, gardener Joseph Paxton displayed the plant’s remarkable architectural properties.

Agnieszka Drotkiewicz

Reading / science
Feathered Flirts, Avian Advances
Feathered Flirts, Avian Advances
Reading / science

Author and naturalist Jacek Karczewski talks about the sexual habits of birds, their symbolism in Europe, and why we must strive to describe animals in empathetic terms.

Stasia Budzisz

Reading / culture
Screaming on the Silver Screen
Screaming on the Silver Screen
Reading / culture

From the Golden Age of Hollywood to recent slasher flicks, cinema history is full of screams. The Wilhelm Scream might be its most famous.

Jakub Mejer

Magazine / culture
The Great Outdoors Is Nature’s Healer
The Great Outdoors Is Nature’s Healer
Magazine / culture

Urban living brings with it great intellectual gains, yet living outside in nature can bring manifold benefits, too.

Jill Neimark

Magazine / culture
Crazy, Real, Supernatural!
Crazy, Real, Supernatural!
Magazine / culture

In their games, explorations and art, the Surrealists embraced the land of imagination – and showed precisely why imagination is so powerful.

Agnieszka Taborska

Magazine / culture
Leo’s Last Roar
Leo’s Last Roar
Magazine / culture

Leo Tolstoy and his wife Sophia both loved and tormented each other. How did the troubled Russian writer live his last few months?

Paulina Wilk

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