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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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39 results
Magazine
Magazine
Magazine / culture
The Russian Prophet of Immortality
The Russian Prophet of Immortality
Magazine / culture

Nikolai Fyodorov believed that only resurrection of the dead could save the world. His extraordinary vision fascinated the likes of Dostoevsky and Tolstoy.

Michał Milczarek

Magazine / science
Trees Die Twice
Trees Die Twice
Magazine / science

Trees not only live much longer than humans and other animals – they also die differently, piece-by-piece, in a carefully-planned process.

Szymon Drobniak

Magazine / society
Deadly Spells
Deadly Spells
Magazine / society

In some of Australia and New Zealand’s Indigenous communities, shamans are able to successfully will death on others – as long as the target believes in such ‘spells’.

Tomasz Wiśniewski

Magazine / culture
Instructions for Departure
Instructions for Departure
Magazine / culture

In contemporary Western culture, death is taboo. Yet Buddhism illustrates how we can take a different approach to death; one that is not as dissimilar as we might expect.

Aleksandra Woźniak

Reading / society
In Death There Is Also Life
In Death There Is Also Life
Reading / society

Philosopher and anthropologist of science Vinciane Despret talks about the phenomenon of death midwives, and how we can cultivate a different approach to grief.

Paulina Małochleb

Reading / culture
Jewels of Tears and Loss
Jewels of Tears and Loss
Reading / culture

Between the Middle Ages and the turn of the 19th century, the custom of wearing mourning jewellery flourished, especially among the British elite.

Tomasz Wichrowski

Magazine / society
Descendants of the Sun
Descendants of the Sun
Magazine / society

Inca customs around death and the afterlife not only involved mummification – they were also influenced by beliefs in the cult of the sun.

Tomasz Wiśniewski

Reading / culture
When Will You Die?
When Will You Die?
Reading / culture

Reveal when you’re going to die – or, indeed, if you’re already dead – in this personality quiz from the Everything’s Gonna Be Alright trio.

Everything's Gonna Be Alright

Reading / society
No Cards for Father’s Day
No Cards for Father’s Day
Reading / society

Talking to ourselves about death is difficult enough, let alone raising the topic with our children or parents.

Mikołaj Łoziński

Reading / science
What Ended the Black Death, History's Worst Pandemic
What Ended the Black Death, History's Worst Pandemic
Reading / science

The bubonic plague ravaged the world for centuries, killing up to 200 million people.

Paul Ratner

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