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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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31 results
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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

Magazine / culture
Moderation Marcus
Moderation Marcus
Magazine / culture

The one-time Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius talks with a modern-day Stoic about moderation, Zbigniew Herbert and smartphones.

Piotr Stankiewicz

Magazine / science
Grief Among Animals
Grief Among Animals
Magazine / science

Both mammals and birds appear to grieve their dead and observe mourning rituals – just like humans.

Jowita Kiwnik Pargana

Magazine / science
What Is Dying All About?
What Is Dying All About?
Magazine / science

Social historian Marcin Kula talks about burial traditions, the moral dilemmas surrounding the extension of life, and ‘shaking the coconut trees’.

Aleksandra Pezda

Magazine / science
Sooner or Later We All Face Death
Sooner or Later We All Face Death
Magazine / science

‘Despite all our medical advances,’ my friend Jason used to quip, ‘the mortality rate has remained constant – one per person.’

Warren Ward

Magazine / culture
10 Great Films About the Afterlife
10 Great Films About the Afterlife
Magazine / culture

What comes after death? From “Orphée” to “Beetlejuice”, these 10 films imagine the unknowable.

Leigh Singer

Magazine / society
All the Deaths of Elisabeth
All the Deaths of Elisabeth
Magazine / society

The Swiss psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross was a pioneer in the study of dying and grief, paving the way for the hospice care movement.

Maria Hawranek

Magazine / science
A Long Nap in the Freezer
A Long Nap in the Freezer
Magazine / science

Want to live forever? Why not try cryonics – an expensive and unproven scientific procedure with tempting results, at least for some.

Łukasz Lamża

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