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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 / literature
What Lies Under the Water?
What Lies Under the Water?
Reading / literature

In this unpublished extract from Katarzyna Boni’s “Ganbare! Workshop of Dying”, we join two men in Onagawa, Miyagi Prefercture on the day the 2011 earthquake and tsunami struck the town.

Katarzyna Boni

Reading / literature
We’re All Going to Die
We’re All Going to Die
Reading / literature

A short story not only for children.

Łukasz Kaniewski

Reading / society
Sadness Is Not a Disease
Sadness Is Not a Disease
Reading / society

Allan Horwitz talks about the murky relationship between Big Pharma and psychiatry, the history of diagnosis, and the problems with pathologizing regular human emotions.

Tomasz Stawiszyński

Reading / society
I Lost a Friend
I Lost a Friend
Reading / society

Dogs are more than man’s best friend – they teach us something about each other, too. One of our authors laments a loss in this article from the 1960 edition of “Przekrój”.

Jan Stoberski

Reading / society
The Trouble with Too Many Bodies
The Trouble with Too Many Bodies
Reading / society

As the global population continues to grow, an uncomfortable question arises: where do we find the space to continue storing the deceased?

Paulina Wilk

Reading / feuilleton
Without End
Reading / feuilleton

Death is, of course, an intangible concept while we are living, yet we seem to distance ourselves from even talking about it.

Zbigniew Libera

Reading / society
Reconciliation by Light
Reconciliation by Light
Reading / society

The Christian celebration of All Saints’ Day is not usually practised in the Anglosphere. But for Poles (and others in Central and Eastern Europe), it is an important holiday that puts death in its place and looks towards life.

Paulina Olszanka

Reading / society
The Various Incarnations of Reincarnation
The Various Incarnations of Reincarnation
Reading / society

A belief in metempsychosis (or the transmigration of souls) has held popular appeal across many cultures – both ancient and modern; through Judeo-Christian and Dharmic religions.

Tomasz Wiśniewski

Reading / science
10 New Things We’ve Learned About Death
10 New Things We’ve Learned About Death
Reading / science

If you don't want to know anything about your death, consider this your spoiler warning.

Kevin Dickinson/Big Think

Reading / society
Death, or a Cannonball Jump
Death, or a Cannonball Jump
Reading / society

In this edition of “Conversations from the Playground”, Ewa Pawlik talks to Lu and her friends about that ever-so-autumnal subject: death.

Ewa Pawlik

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