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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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284 results
Reading
Reading
Reading / culture
The Golden Age of Silver
The Golden Age of Silver
Reading / culture

The Georgian era in Britain was a time of opulence. What jewellery trends emerged during this period of middle- and upper-class wealth?

Tomasz Wichrowski

Magazine / culture
A Three-Dimensional Nothing
A Three-Dimensional Nothing
Magazine / culture

In the 1960s and 1970s, the invention of holograms seemed to represent huge potential for the art world. Why did the use of this technique never catch on?

Stach Szabłowski

Magazine / culture
The Fig Tree Remembers
The Fig Tree Remembers
Magazine / culture

In her latest book “The Island of Missing Trees”, novelist Elif Shafak gives voice to a fig tree, raising pertinent questions about borders and belonging.

Paulina Wilk

Magazine / culture
Lematrix
Lematrix
Magazine / culture

The books of science fiction writer Stanisław Lem contain interesting – if disturbing – visions of the world around us as a mere illusion.

Piotr Paziński

Magazine / culture
Janusz Korczak, “How to Love a Child”
Janusz Korczak, “How to Love a Child”
Magazine / culture

“A child breathes inner promise...” An excerpt from Janusz Korczak’s “How to Love a Child”, illustrated by Joanna Grochocka.

Joanna Grochocka

Magazine / culture
An Artist of Many Faces
An Artist of Many Faces
Magazine / culture

Nadia Léger – also known as Wanda Chodasiewicz – is barely remembered today. Yet the painter practised a great many styles, playing a significant role in Polish art history.

Zbigniew Libera

Magazine / culture
The Pishtaco Emerges from the Andes
The Pishtaco Emerges from the Andes
Magazine / culture

The pishtaco – a seemingly mythical creature that lives among the Indigenous peoples of the Andes – has its origins in the real-life events of Spanish colonialism.

Tomasz Pindel

Magazine / culture
People, Plants and Gods
People, Plants and Gods
Magazine / culture

The Neolithic revolution brought with it the advent of agriculture. What exactly did this entail and who should we thank for it?

Tomasz Wiśniewski

Magazine / culture
Lem, the Prophet
Lem, the Prophet
Magazine / culture

More than half a century ago, the Polish sci-fi writer Stanisław Lem predicted a great deal of the gadgets and technology that we regularly use today.

Mikołaj Gliński

Magazine / culture
Bruno Schulz, “Second Autumn”
Bruno Schulz, “Second Autumn”
Magazine / culture

“This autumn is a great traveling theater dissembling through poetry...” An excerpt from Bruno Schulz’s short story “Second Autumn”, illustrated by Joanna Grochocka.

Joanna Grochocka

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