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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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56 results
Magazine
Magazine
Magazine / science
Baby Beasts
Baby Beasts
Magazine / science

From post-natal death to hatching out of a mother’s back, the modes of reproduction in the animal world are far more varied than that of humans.

Mikołaj Golachowski

Magazine / society
A Self-Sufficient System
A Self-Sufficient System
Magazine / society

Permaculture – an approach that adopts successful self-sufficient systems from nature – might hold the key to producing healthy food in a time of ecological crisis.

Łukasz Nowacki

Magazine / science
Little Things That Matter
Little Things That Matter
Magazine / science

Plankton usually take on tiny forms and exist in beautiful variety. They are also a key part of the ocean’s ecology – and are under threat from the climate crisis.

Mikołaj Golachowski

Reading / society
Miłosz Artefact
Miłosz Artefact
Reading / society

Czesław Miłosz’s poem “And the City Stood in Its Brightness” deals with loss. It also allows us to reflect on solastalgia, or environmental grief.

Anna Mitchell

Magazine / science
Delighted Man
Delighted Man
Magazine / science

Nature conservation is not simply a matter of being conscious about the environment – it also raises metaphysical questions.

Michał Książek

Magazine / society
Growth Is Killing Us
Growth Is Killing Us
Magazine / society

Economic anthropologist Jason Hickel talks about the pitfalls of growth, and how we can pursue an economic model that protects human wellbeing and the environment.

Paulina Wilk

Reading / society
The Saw/Sand Redemption
The Saw/Sand Redemption
Reading / society

Woodworking is not only a profession – it is also a hobby for those interested in the creative possibilities of wood. It can also have a positive impact on its practitioners’ mental health and wellbeing.

Enis Yucekoralp

Magazine / science
My Gaia
My Gaia
Magazine / science

The Earth – which is undisputedly round – has been subjected to some bizarre theories across history. What is also certain, is that we need to act now to save it.

Mikołaj Golachowski

Reading / society
The Queen of Backyard Games
The Queen of Backyard Games
Reading / society

What does it mean to be a witch in 21st-century Europe? Our new cross-border reportage tries to answer this question by looking for the granddaughters of the witches that Europe was never able to burn. The heroes of the final part include the Kraków-based artist and activist Cecylia Malik.

Ada Petriczko

Reading / science
A Marriage of Glaciers
A Marriage of Glaciers
Reading / science

In the high-altitude region of Gilgit-Baltistan in Pakistan, local villagers have devised a novel solution to water scarcity – grafting their own glaciers.

Klaudia Khan

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