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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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ecology
24 results
24 results
Reading
Reading
Reading / society
2020: A Smog Odyssey
2020: A Smog Odyssey
Reading / society

Poland has the dirtiest air in the European Union; this problem is particularly prominent in Warsaw and Kraków. It is so bad, that even an American resident of the Polish capital has taken note…

Jonathan L. Ramsey

Reading / feuilleton
The World Can Be Changed
Reading / feuilleton

True, it wasn’t us, but corporations that destroyed the Earth’s climate. Having said that, let’s start acting now, because there is no time to waste and no-one else will do it for us.

Julia Fiedorczuk

Reading / feuilleton
On Walruses
Reading / feuilleton

The nature documentary “Our Planet” portrays in shocking scenes how we, humans, are directly contributing to the suffering of animals that rely on sea ice. It is imperative that we do not become complacent about such distress.

Julia Fiedorczuk

Magazine / science
To Be a Dolphin
To Be a Dolphin
Magazine / science

Dolphins are, by all accounts, awe-inspiring creatures. Perhaps they are even more intelligent than us human beings…

Mikołaj Golachowski

Magazine / society
Fields of Good Energy
Fields of Good Energy
Magazine / society

Our writer makes a winter trip to Aleksandra and Mieczysław Babalski’s organic farm in the north of Poland to discover what happens when the soil is frozen over.

Berenika Steinberg

Reading / feuilleton
In Search of Silence (Part I)
Reading / feuilleton

To our detriment, silence is in short supply. In fact, noise can be harmful to both us humans and the environment we live in.

Julia Fiedorczuk

Reading / literature
Ginkgo
Ginkgo
Reading / literature

Haunted by its dreams, a young child is taken to the Ginkgo, where a wise teacher awaits it… A short story set after the Anthropocene epoch, on a green hill beyond the rusty mountains.

Joanna Rudniańska

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 / culture
A Lesson in Wonder
A Lesson in Wonder
Reading / culture

In 1962, the marine biologist Rachel Carson published her seminal book on the ecological effects of pesticides, “Silent Spring”. As a result, she advanced the global environmental movement, but was unfairly discredited by her political opponents.

Julia Fiedorczuk

Reading / society
Escape to the Apocalypse
Escape to the Apocalypse
Reading / society

Abrahamic eschatology teaches us that the end of the world is coming. Maybe that’s why we’re so captivated by catastrophe in the West.

Tomasz Stawiszyński

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